School of History

Professor Kim Wagner features in Best Books of 2019 list

24 December 2019

‘Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre’ by our very own Professor Kim Wagner was featured in the Financial Time’s best history books in 2019. The article reads: “This is the most detailed, authoritative account of what was arguably the most shameful episode in the British empire’s history. Wagner, a scholar at Queen Mary University of London, describes the 1919 massacre of Indian civilians at Amritsar in harrowing detail, placing the atrocity in the context of panicky British memories of the anti-colonial uprising of 1857.”