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Title AMRITSAR, 1919 : an empire of fear and the making of a massacre
Published [Place of publication not identified], YALE University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Contents Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; CONTENTS; PLATES AND MAPS; A NOTE ON SPELLING AND COLONIAL SOURCES; introduction AMRITSAR 1919-2019; prologue SHADOWS OF THE MUTINY; chapter 1 POOL OF NECTAR; chapter 2 ROWLATT SATYAGRAHA; chapter 3 PARTY OF ANARCHY; chapter 4 LIKE WILDFIRE; chapter 5 TOKENS OF VIOLENCE; chapter 6 ALL FORCE NECESSARY; chapter 7 A STATE OF REBELLION; chapter 8 BAISAKHI; chapter 9 MASSACRE; chapter 10 FORCES OF TERROR; chapter 11 TESTIMONY OF BLOOD; chapter 12 A PIECE OF INHUMANITY; chapter 13 AFTERSHOCKS; conclusion AN EMPIRE OF FEAR
Summary The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the British Empire, yet it remains poorly understood. In this dramatic account, Kim A. Wagner details the perspectives of ordinary people and argues that General Dyer's order to open fire at Jallianwalla Bagh was an act of fear. Situating the massacre within the "deep" context of British colonial mentality and the local dynamics of Indian nationalism, Wagner provides a genuinely nuanced approach to the bloody history of the British Empire
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Subject Amritsar Massacre, Amritsar, India, 1919.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300245467 (electronic bk.)
9780300245462 (electronic bk.)