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The Resource The Amritsar Massacre : the untold story of one fateful day, Nick Lloyd

The Amritsar Massacre : the untold story of one fateful day, Nick Lloyd

Label
The Amritsar Massacre : the untold story of one fateful day
Title
The Amritsar Massacre
Title remainder
the untold story of one fateful day
Statement of responsibility
Nick Lloyd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On 13 April 1919, a fateful event took place which was to define the last decades of the British Raj in India. At 5:10pm on that day, Brigadier-General 'Rex' Dyer led a small party of soldiers through the centre of Amritsar into a walled garden known as the Jallianwala Bagh. He had been informed that an illegal political meeting was taking place and had come to disperse it. On entering the garden, Dyer's men immediately lined up in formation. Dyer then gave the order to open fire on the huge crowd that had gathered there. 379 people were killed and at least 1,000 more were wounded in what has became known as the Amritsar Massacre. Nick Lloyd here provides a highly readable, but detailed account of the most infamous British atrocity in the entire history of the Raj. He considers the massacre in its historical context, but also describes its impact in uniting the people of the sub-continent against their colonial rulers. The book dispels common myths and misconceptions surrounding the massacre and offers a new explanation of the decisions taken in 1919. Ultimately, it seeks to examine whether the massacre was an unfortunate and tragic mistake or a case of cold-blooded murder, and one which would fatally weaken the British position in India."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lloyd, Nick
Dewey number
954.0357
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS480.5
LC item number
.L669 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Amritsar Massacre, Amritsar, India, 1919
Label
The Amritsar Massacre : the untold story of one fateful day, Nick Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Raj in an age of change -- The Great War and reform in India -- Gandhi and the Rowlatt Satyagraha -- Hartals, processions and arrests -- Violence in Ahmedabad -- O'Dwyer in the Punjab -- A great calamity in Amritsar -- A terrible quietness -- Protest and response in Lahore -- A serious rising at Kasur -- The high-water mark -- Causes and conspiracies -- The introduction of martial law -- Fancy punishments and erratic acts -- Lord Hunter and the Disorders Inquiry Committee -- Debates and disagreements -- Dyer and the Jallianwala Bagh -- Shadows of Amritsar -- Amritsar and the British in India -- Operation Blue Star
Control code
751721767
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848857230
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)751721767
Label
The Amritsar Massacre : the untold story of one fateful day, Nick Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Raj in an age of change -- The Great War and reform in India -- Gandhi and the Rowlatt Satyagraha -- Hartals, processions and arrests -- Violence in Ahmedabad -- O'Dwyer in the Punjab -- A great calamity in Amritsar -- A terrible quietness -- Protest and response in Lahore -- A serious rising at Kasur -- The high-water mark -- Causes and conspiracies -- The introduction of martial law -- Fancy punishments and erratic acts -- Lord Hunter and the Disorders Inquiry Committee -- Debates and disagreements -- Dyer and the Jallianwala Bagh -- Shadows of Amritsar -- Amritsar and the British in India -- Operation Blue Star
Control code
751721767
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 264 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848857230
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)751721767

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