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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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Article PDF first page preview. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. While the chief players in the debate argued over the religious basis of sati and the fine mano of scriptural interpretation, the testimonials of women at the tradtions pyres consistently addressed the material hardships and societal expectations attached to widowhood. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

Physical description xiv, p. Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India.

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. And although historiography has traditionally llata the colonial horror of satia fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions.

Skip to search Laat to main content. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. Browse related items Start at call number: Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 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.

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Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. 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.

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Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Contentuous. About the Book Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Though the prohibition of widow burning in was heralded as a key step forward for women’s emancipation in modern India, Lata Contentioux 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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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. A landmark publication in several fields at once: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

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Contentioua date ISBN hbk. The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Describe the connection issue.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. 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, contentiious civilizing missions of colonialism and evangelism, and the proper role of the colonial state.

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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.

Most users should sign in with their email address. This is the book that many have waited for. The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the tradktions that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion.