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Event Metaphor Memory

Author : Shahid Amin
ISBN : 9780520087804
Genre : History
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Taking Gandhi's statements about civil disobedience to heart, in February 1922 residents from the villages around the north Indian market town of Chauri Chaura attacked the local police station, burned it to the ground and murdered twenty-three constables. Appalled that his teachings were turned to violent ends, Gandhi called off his Noncooperation Movement and fasted to bring the people back to nonviolence. In the meantime, the British government denied that the riot reflected Indian resistance to its rule and tried the rioters as common criminals. These events have taken on great symbolic importance among Indians, both in the immediate region and nationally. Amin examines the event itself, but also, more significantly, he explores the ways it has been remembered, interpreted, and used as a metaphor for the Indian struggle for independence. The author, who was born fifteen miles from Chauri Chaura, brings to his study an empathetic knowledge of the region and a keen ear for the nuances of the culture and language of its people. In an ingenious negotiation between written and oral evidence, he combines brilliant archival work in the judicial records of the period with field interviews with local informants. In telling this intricate story of local memory and the making of official histories, Amin probes the silences and ambivalences that contribute to a nation's narrative. He extends his boundaries well beyond Chauri Chaura itself to explore the complex relationship between peasant politics and nationalist discourse and the interplay between memory and history.

Recording The Progress Of Indian History

Author : Saiyid Zaheer Husain Jafri
ISBN : 9789380607283
Genre : History
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Recording the Progress of Indian History: Symposia Papers of the Indian History Congress, 1992-2010 is comprised of papers presented at the annual symposia of the Indian History Congress. The volume introduces ground-breaking research from a number of top Indian scholars and therefore makes a notable advancement in the fields of History and Archaeology in India. Arranged thematically under the sections People and Environment; Language Change, Education and Transmission of Knowledge; Gender History; Caste, Class, and Social Justice; Frontiers of History; Facets of Our Cultural Past; Money and Social Change; State in Indian History; and Towards Freedom-the essays by some of the most prominent historians and archaeologists in India traverse subjects that are central to the study of History in India. In their examination of primary data from a variety of sources, the contributors to this volume have pioneered inquiry into various historical themes that have come to attract much scholarly attention. In turn, they have also provided new frameworks and offered fresh and original insights on various dimensions of Indian History. Established in 1935, the Indian History Congress is the largest association of professional historians. In addition to the study of facets of Indian History and Archaeology, it has also sought to collaborate with many historians across the world, to promote the study in India of the history of other countries

Remembering Partition

Author : Gyanendra Pandey
ISBN : 0521002508
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A compelling and harrowing examination of the violence that marked the Partition of India.

Confluence Of Thought

Author : Bidyut Chakrabarty
ISBN : 9780199951239
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"The literature on Gandhi and Martin Luther King is vast, and scholars often speak of the two leaders when discussing theories of non-violence. Yet, no attempt has yet been made to understand the way in which Gandhi and King's socio-political ideas converge in terms of their origins, development and application. In Confluence of Thought, Bidyut Chakrabarty argues that there is a confluence of thought between Gandhi and King's concerns for humanity and advocacy of non-violence, despite their different historical and socio-economic contexts. He says that these two figures are perhaps the best modern historical examples of individuals who combined religion with the political to produce a dynamic social ideology. Gandhi saw service to humanity as the path to 'self-actualization' and thus spiritually most fulfilling; similarly, King pursued religion-driven social action. Chakrabarty looks particularly at the way in which each deployed religious and political language to draw the widest possible membership to their social movements. While Chakrabarty points out that neither thinker was able to fulfill his chosen mission, both suffering death by assassination, he positions the two as the premier modern influences on theories of non-violence today"--

Monster M Rder Und Mutanten

Author : Stephen T. Asma
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A Companion To Latin American Literature And Culture

Author : Sara Castro-Klaren
ISBN : 9781118661352
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture reflects the changes that have taken place in cultural theory and literary criticism since the latter part of the twentieth century. Written by more than thirty experts in cultural theory, literary history, and literary criticism, this authoritative and up-to-date reference places major authors in the complex cultural and historical contexts that have compelled their distinctive fiction, essays, and poetry. This text provides the historical background to help the reader understand the people and culture that have defined Latin American literature and its reception. Each chapter also includes short selected bibliographic guides and recommendations for further reading.

Klassen Im Postfordismus

Author : Hans-Günter Thien
ISBN : 3896917811
Genre : Capitalism
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Im Gegensatz zur deutschsprachigen Soziologie existiert auf internationaler Ebene, v.a. im englischsprachigen Raum, seit einiger Zeit eine elaborierte Diskussion über Klassenverhältnisse. Seit der jüngsten "Finanzmarktkrise" werden diese Ansätze auch hierzulande breiter reflektiert. Dabei geht es um die durch diese Krise angezeigten Veränderungen kapitalistischer Gesellschaften und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Sozialstruktur und die mit ihr verbundenen Personengruppen. Die AutorInnen des Bandes nehmen die Diskussion auf, führen sie in vielfältiger Weise weiter und konkretisieren sie für die aktuelle Situation. Hierzu analysieren sie u.a. die theoretischen Figuren einer "Welt-Arbeiterklasse" bzw. einer "Welt-Bourgeoisie", befassen sich mit Themenkomplexen wie Klasse und Geschlecht, Prekarisierung und Migration oder fragen nach Subalternität und Hegemonie. Es diskutieren u.a. Marcel van der Linden, Klaus Dörre, Max Koch, Joachim Hirsch/Jens Wissel, Ceren Türkmen und Vinyak Chaturvedi.

Memory Nationalism And Narrative In Contemporary South Asia

Author : J. Edward Mallot
ISBN : 9781137007063
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book investigates the ambivalent responses to the opposing compulsions of memory and forgetting in cultural production in South Asia. Mallot reveals how writers such as Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, and Amitav Ghosh indict nationalism's sins by accessing and encoding the past.

Declarations Of Dependence

Author : Gregory Downs
ISBN : 9780807877760
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In this highly original study, Gregory Downs argues that the most American of wars, the Civil War, created a seemingly un-American popular politics, rooted not in independence but in voluntary claims of dependence. Through an examination of the pleas and petitions of ordinary North Carolinians, Declarations of Dependence contends that the Civil War redirected, not destroyed, claims of dependence by exposing North Carolinians to the expansive but unsystematic power of Union and Confederate governments, and by loosening the legal ties that bound them to husbands, fathers, and masters. Faced with anarchy during the long reconstruction of government authority, people turned fervently to the government for protection and sustenance, pleading in fantastic, intimate ways for attention. This personalistic, or what Downs calls patronal, politics allowed for appeals from subordinate groups like freed blacks and poor whites, and also bound people emotionally to newly expanding postwar states. Downs's argument rewrites the history of the relationship between Americans and their governments, showing the deep roots of dependence, the complex impact of the Civil War upon popular politics, and the powerful role of Progressivism and segregation in submerging a politics of dependence that--in new form--rose again in the New Deal and persists today.

Untouchable Pasts

Author : Saurabh Dube
ISBN : 079143687X
Genre : Religion
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Constructs a history of an untouchable and heretical community, the Satnamis of Central India.

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