Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the

by Kim Wagner

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Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the | 9780300200355 | Kim Wagner

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ISBN:9780300200355

Format:Hardback

Published:01/02/2019 by Yale University Press

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

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.