Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre

Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre

by Kim Wagner

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Overview


A powerful reassessment of a seminal moment in the history of India and the British Empire—the Amritsar Massacre—to mark its 100th anniversary

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300200355
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Kim A. Wagner teaches global and British imperial history at Queen Mary University of London. His books include The Skull of Alum Bheg,The Great Fear of 1857, and Thuggee.

Table of Contents

List of Plates and Maps ix

A Note on Spelling and Colonial Sources xi

Introduction: Amritsar 1919-2019 xiii

Acknowledgements xxiv

Prologue Shadows of the Mutiny 1

1 Pool of Nectar 18

2 Rowlatt Satyagraha 39

3 Party of Anarchy (30 March-9 April) 61

4 Like Wildfire (10 April) 74

5 Tokens of Violence (10 April) 98

6 All Force Necessary (11 April) 120

7 A State of Rebellion (12 April) 134

8 Baisakhi (13 April) 143

9 Massacre (13 April) 163

10 Forces of Terror (14-30 April) 178

11 Testimony of Blood 208

12 A Piece of Inhumanity 223

13 Aftershocks 237

Conclusion An Empire of Fear 251

Epilogue Jallianwala Bagh 260

Glossary 266

Endnotes 268

Bibliography 303

Index 314

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