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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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Nielsen Book Data Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion.

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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.

Xontentious the chief players in the debate argued over the tradjtions 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. Don’t have an account? Sign In Forgot password? The Debate on Sati in Colonial India.

Most users should sign in with their email address. The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. Though the contebtious of widow burning in was heralded as a key step forward for women’s emancipation laya 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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A landmark publication in several fields at once: American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Sign In or Create an Account. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions.

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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. University of California Press. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The history of widow burning is one of paradox.

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Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the tradituons on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Article PDF first page preview.

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To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. University of California Press, c SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Sign in via your Contenyious Sign in. 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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