The 1857 Indian uprising and the politics of commemoration /

The Cawnpore Well, Lucknow Residency, and Delhi Ridge were sacred places within the British imagination of India. Sanctified by the colonial administration in commemoration of victory over the 'Sepoy Mutiny' of 1857, they were read as emblems of empire which embodied the central tenets of...

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Main Author: Pender, Sebastian Raj, 1982- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2022.
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Table of Contents:
  • Meaning, Memory, Monument
  • "Remember Cawnpore!": British Counterinsurgency and the Memory of Massacre
  • "Forget Cawnpore!": Commemorating the Mutiny, 1857-77
  • Negotiating Fear: Celebration, Commemoration and the "Mutiny Pilgrimage"
  • The Mutiny of 1907: Anxiety and the Mutiny's Golden Jubilee
  • The War of Indian Independence: A Struggle for Meaning, Memory, and the Right to Narrate
  • Remembering the Mutiny at the End of Empire: 1947-1972
  • Celebrating the First War of Independence Today: Caste, Gender, Religion
  • Memories of the Present and Echoes of the Past.