LATA MANI CONTENTIOUS TRADITIONS PDF

LATA MANI CONTENTIOUS TRADITIONS PDF

: Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India ( ): Lata Mani: Books. Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India. Author(s): Lata Mani. Source: Cultural Critique, No. 7, The Nature and Context. Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India, by Lata Mani,. Berkeley, University of California Press, Pp. xiv + This important book – a.

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Physical description xiv, p. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of satia fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. While the chief players in the debate argued over the religious basis of sati and the fine points of scriptural interpretation, the testimonials of women at the funeral pyres consistently addressed the material hardships and societal expectations attached to widowhood.

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Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. Though the prohibition of widow burning in was heralded as a key step forward for women’s emancipation in modern India, Lata Mani argues that the women who were burned were marginal to the debate and that the controversy was over definitions of Hindu tradition, the place of ritual in religious worship, the civilizing missions of colonialism and evangelism, and the proper role of the colonial state.

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American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Email alerts New issue alert. University of California Press, c Though the prohibition of widow burning in was heralded as a key step forward for women’s emancipation in modern India, Lata Mani argues that the women who were burned were marginal to the debate and that the controversy was over definitions of Hindu tradition, the place of ritual in religious worship, the civilizing missions of colonialism and evangelism, and the proper manj of the colonial state.

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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Citing articles via Google Scholar. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India. Mani contentipus illustrates how situated feminism and discourse analysis compel a rewriting of history, thus destabilizing the ways we are accustomed to look at women and men, at “tradition,” custom, and modernity.

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Most users should sign in with their email address. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. Describe the connection issue. Browse related items Start at call number: The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion.

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Disciplines Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Asian. Slavery after Rome, — Mani radically revises colonialist traditins well as nationalist historiography on the social reform of women’s status in the colonial period and clarifies the complex and contradictory character of missionary writings on India.

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