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Unsettling Memories Narratives of India's 'Emergency'
Unsettling Memories Narratives of India's 'Emergency'
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In 1975 Indira Gandhi declared the infamous 'Emergency' which gave her the power to silence opposition through arrests and censorship, and to introduce a Programme of reform which included draconian campaigns of slum clearance and family planning. In Delhi, access to basic civic amenities now became dependent on the production of a sterilization certificate. For many of the city's poorest inhabitants, whose homes had been demolished, the choice was between sterilization and homelessness.

Unsettling Memories provides a gripping analysis of how state oppression was orchestrated and experienced in India's capital during the Emergency. Using personal narratives and previously unstudied archival material, it traces the process by which policies were subverted at the local level through a combination of violence, trickery, and market forces.

Emma Tarlo's documentation and analysis of the relationship between state archives and lived experience is methodologically innovative, charting new ground for anthropologists, historians and political scientists who are concerned with the role of the state in everyday life.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgementspage v
Glossaryix
Abbreviationsx
Chapters
1Introduction1
The ethnography of events5
The anthropology of the state7
Location13
Voice and image16
2Forgetting and remembering the Emergency21
Teen Murti Bhavan23
Stepping into the future: the official narrative of the Emergency24
Anatomising the past: the post-Emergency counter narrative31
1 Safdarjang Road 44
In Search of memories54
Fragments of the past for the future59
3Paper truths62
A first glimpse at the files70
The language of family planning79
4Voices from the dust94
Victims and victimisers: the case of Plot H68110
5Talking about the Emergency: some initial conversation121
Locating the Emergency130
Narratives of resettlement137
6The 'forcible deal'147
The right to work151
The right to civil amenities157
The right to a home162
Family and community negotiations170
Towards an ethnography of the sterilised176
7The victims turned agents178
The functioning of the market189
An ethnography of the motivator200
8Heroes, heroines, villains: subaltern perceptions?202
Entangled narratives218
Bibliography226
Index233
ILLUSTRATIONS
ThemesBetween pages
Memories of the Emergency148 and 149
Welcome: Urban Plans, Urban Realities
Family Planning: An Ongoing saga
Unsettled Lives
The Changing Face of Indira Gandhi

Unsettling Memories Narratives of India's 'Emergency'

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IDH464
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Hardcover
Edition:
2003
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8178240661
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243 (B & W Illus: 56, Line Figure With Illus:)
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Back of the Book

In 1975 Indira Gandhi declared the infamous 'Emergency' which gave her the power to silence opposition through arrests and censorship, and to introduce a Programme of reform which included draconian campaigns of slum clearance and family planning. In Delhi, access to basic civic amenities now became dependent on the production of a sterilization certificate. For many of the city's poorest inhabitants, whose homes had been demolished, the choice was between sterilization and homelessness.

Unsettling Memories provides a gripping analysis of how state oppression was orchestrated and experienced in India's capital during the Emergency. Using personal narratives and previously unstudied archival material, it traces the process by which policies were subverted at the local level through a combination of violence, trickery, and market forces.

Emma Tarlo's documentation and analysis of the relationship between state archives and lived experience is methodologically innovative, charting new ground for anthropologists, historians and political scientists who are concerned with the role of the state in everyday life.

CONTENTS
Acknowledgementspage v
Glossaryix
Abbreviationsx
Chapters
1Introduction1
The ethnography of events5
The anthropology of the state7
Location13
Voice and image16
2Forgetting and remembering the Emergency21
Teen Murti Bhavan23
Stepping into the future: the official narrative of the Emergency24
Anatomising the past: the post-Emergency counter narrative31
1 Safdarjang Road 44
In Search of memories54
Fragments of the past for the future59
3Paper truths62
A first glimpse at the files70
The language of family planning79
4Voices from the dust94
Victims and victimisers: the case of Plot H68110
5Talking about the Emergency: some initial conversation121
Locating the Emergency130
Narratives of resettlement137
6The 'forcible deal'147
The right to work151
The right to civil amenities157
The right to a home162
Family and community negotiations170
Towards an ethnography of the sterilised176
7The victims turned agents178
The functioning of the market189
An ethnography of the motivator200
8Heroes, heroines, villains: subaltern perceptions?202
Entangled narratives218
Bibliography226
Index233
ILLUSTRATIONS
ThemesBetween pages
Memories of the Emergency148 and 149
Welcome: Urban Plans, Urban Realities
Family Planning: An Ongoing saga
Unsettled Lives
The Changing Face of Indira Gandhi
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