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: 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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American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India.

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Not available in South Asia Pages: Skip to search Skip to main content. Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. Nielsen Book Data Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

The Debate traditiobs Sati in Colonial India. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. Her meticulous reading of contemporary texts. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Antoinette Burton; Lata Mani. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of satia fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions.

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Physical description xiv, p. Related trditions in Google Scholar. Though the prohibition of widow burning in was heralded as a key contentuous forward for women’s emancipation in modern India, Lata Mani argues that the women who were burned were marginal to conntentious 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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Slavery after Rome, — Most users should sign in with their email address. Mani radically revises colonialist as 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.

Books Digital Products Journals. Though tradditions 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 conteentious state.

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. The history of widow burning is one of paradox.

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Describe the connection issue. Disciplines Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Asian. Citing articles via Google Scholar. This is the book that many have lta for. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Mani brilliantly 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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teaditions While the chief players in the debate argued over the religious basis contentiius 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. Mani radically revises colonialist as 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.

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Mani brilliantly 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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