Their throats were constricted: nationalism, history, and memorials in Nana Rao Park

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dc.contributor Green, Hilary
dc.contributor Ramey, Steven Wesley
dc.contributor Touna, Vaia
dc.contributor.advisor Altman, Michael J. Griswold, Sarah 2018-07-11T16:50:15Z 2018-07-11T16:50:15Z 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003024
dc.identifier.other Griswold_alatus_0004M_13412
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Nana Rao Park in Kanpur is a microcosm for the history of India since 1857. The park exists as a space to be used for recreation, but it also houses a group of memorials that work to reinforce certain narratives. Today, the memorials tell the story of the 1857 Rebellion through the lens of Indian nationalism. Before Indian Independence in 1947, however, the park operated as a space to ideologically reinforce British imperialism. Each iteration of this park both reflects and perpetuates the dominant narrative at any given time. This thesis examines Nana Rao Park through those memorials and contemporaneous scholarship to show that narratives and the material output of those narratives are always politically driven. Whether to establish empire or fight for a national identity, Nana Rao Park is a space where these ideologies and narratives collide.
dc.format.extent 49 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Religion
dc.subject.other South Asian studies
dc.subject.other History
dc.title Their throats were constricted: nationalism, history, and memorials in Nana Rao Park
dc.type thesis
dc.type text Religious Studies The University of Alabama master's M.A.

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