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State violence and punishment in India

Author: Taylor C Sherman
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Royal Asiatic Society books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring violent confrontation between the state and the population in colonial and postcolonial India, this book presents a study of the ways in which governments in India used collective coercion and state violence against the population, and a cultural history of how acts of state violence were interpreted by the population.
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Sherman, Taylor C.
State violence and punishment in India.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009021811
(OCoLC)377835914
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Taylor C Sherman
ISBN: 9780203865316 0203865316
OCLC Number: 609634714
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 246 pages).
Contents: Introduction : state violence and punishment in India, 1919-56 --
Jallianwala Bagh, the Punjab disturbances of 1919, and the limits of state power in India, 1919-20 --
Disobedience and discord : the non-cooperation movement, 1920-25 --
Extra-judicial punishments and the civil disobedience movement, 1930-34 --
Legislating against communal violence : the United Provinces Goonda Act and the Bombay Whipping Act, 1929-38 --
The hunger strikes of the Lahore Conspiracy Case prisoners, 1929-39 --
The Second World War and India's coercive network, 1939-46 --
Partition and the transitional state in India, 1947-48 --
The police action in Hyderabad and the making of the postcolonial state in India, 1947-56 --
Conclusion : rethinking colonial punishment, reassessing postcolonial India.
Series Title: Royal Asiatic Society books.
Responsibility: Taylor C. Sherman.

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