Lot 579India – Sikh Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh&nbspmassacre British offical...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



India – Sikh Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh&nbspmassacre British offical parliament paper 1920 Extensive report on Amritsar Massacre and Punjab 1919. A large folio size Parliament paper on the disturbances of the Punjab. Printed 1920 by his Majesty’s Stationary office. The JallianwalaBagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, was a seminal event in the British rule of India. On 13 April 1919, a crowd of non-violent protesters, along with Baishakhi pilgrims, had gathered in the JallianwalaBagh garden in Amritsar, Punjab to protest against the arrest of two leaders despite a curfew which had been recently declared. On the orders of Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer, the army fired on the crowd for ten minutes, directing their bullets largely towards the few open gates through which people were trying to run out. The figures released by the British government were 370 dead and 1200 wounded. Other sources place the number dead at well over 1000. This “brutality stunned the entire nation”, resulting in a “wrenching loss of faith” of the general public in the intentions of Britain. The ineffective inquiry and the initial accolades for Dyer by the House of Lords fuelled widespread anger, leading to the Non-cooperation Movement of 1920–22. Much on the Sikhs and Punjab Michael O’Dyer. Several Maps including two of Amritsar and of Punjab and Lahore.67 pages. A well detailed and extensive report on the Amritsar massacre that shook the foundations of the British Raj.

Guide Price: £400.00 - £600.00

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