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The Case that Shook the Empire

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30 April 1924.
At the Court of the King's Bench in London, the highest court in the British Empire, an English judge and jury head the case that would change the course of India's history: Sir Michael O'Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab - and the man whose policies led to the infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre - had filed a defamation case against Sir Chettur
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Hardcover, 1 edition (2019), 187 pages
Published 2019 by Bloomsbury
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Mridula Gupta
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre that killed thousands of Indian is one of the scariest and tragic events in Indian history. But there is more to this story than one person unleashing violence on these innocent souls, trapped within a confined space and jumping walls and throwing themselves into a well to escape death by raining bullets.

Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair, a short-tempered and shrewd lawyer’s faith in the English court of Justice took him all the way to the King’s Bench in London. Here he is
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Hastha Chand
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Case that Shook the Empire
Author: Raghu Palat and Pushpa Palat
Genre: Non fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury

My take :

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘚𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘌𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦 talks about a case that was marked as a turning point in India's freedom struggle and about a man who had fought for it. To know what the case was about one has to flip through the pages of history to know what Jallianwala Bagh Massacre is and in short here it is

About a century ago, on 13th April 1919, a large number of people gathered at Jall
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Pretty Bibliophile
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfic
Title: The Case that Shook the Empire
Author: Raghu Palat and Pushpa Palat
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Genre: Non-fiction
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
No. of pages: 187

My review:
The Case that Shook the Empire tells us of the real truth, we hardly find in our history books. I myself had been unknowing of so many facts surrounding the infamous Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and this book was critical in informing me of the great man who dared.
When it comes to the writing, the book reads like a story. Begi
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Bookishbong  Moumita
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Case That Shook the Empire: One Man's Fight for the Truth about the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre by Pushpa Palat and Raghu Palat

Freedom has a cost and India has already paid it well. In order to get freedom at first India has believed in non-violence. But from the beginning of 1900, the political environment of Pre-independent India started to change. People were taking part in lots of petition .

When Rowlett Act was imposed upon , people did protest . But it was first a non-violent movement bu
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Shona
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
There are many things about Indian history which are still unknown to us and this book throws light on some of those incidents. Everyone knows about the horrific Jallianwala Bagh Massacre but the events following it are still unfamiliar and have never been highlighted in our textbooks. Very few people know about the true extent of the horrors. I came to know about Sir Chettur Sankaran Nair after reading this amazing piece of literature which showcases how he fought against the British in the cou ...more
Priyam Ghosh
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"By accepting Sir Michael O'Dwyer's challenge, Sir Sankaran Nair had put the British Constitution and the British people on trial. They were tried and found wanting." - Mahatma Gandhi

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30 April 1924. At the Court of the King's Bench in London, the highest court in the Empire, an English judge and jury heard the case that would change the course of India's history: Sir Michael O'Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab - and architect of the infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre - had
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Rajeev Patel
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am not a big fan of Non-Fiction, but when it comes to Jallianwala bagh, I become a bit emotional. I have visited this place twice and I can still get the goosebumps seeing the bullets on the wall and the well.
To get the close look, I even watched "Phillauri" the movie.
When this book arrived, I was happy and emotional at the same time.
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30 April 1924. At the Court of the King's Bench in London, the highest court in the Empire, an English judge and jury heard the case that would change the cou
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Rupin Chaudhry
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Indian being defended against an Englishman in English court by a prejudiced English judge and all English jury...ingredients of a perfect disaster.
Although for Sir Nair the trial was beyond acquittal or loss, rather it was about bring to forefront the atrocities committed by the English rulers in Punjab region.
This is one magnificent read which ended in a loss for an Indian but would play a masterful victory score for India and it’s freedom movement and would ultimately rock the foundations
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