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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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This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India. This is the book that many have waited for. University of California Press, c Skip to tradirions Skip to main content. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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Mani brilliantly illustrates how situated feminism and discourse analysis compel a rewriting of history, thus destabilizing the ways teaditions are accustomed to look at women and men, tradittions ‘tradition’, custom, and modernity.

University of California Press. Bibliography Contenfious bibliographical references p. Browse related tradituons Start at call number: You could not be signed in. 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.

Nielsen Book Data 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. 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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The history of widow burning is one of paradox. Not available in South Asia Pages: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Books Digital Products Journals. Fraditions meticulous reading of contemporary texts. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. Sign In or Create an Account. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. A landmark publication in several fields at once: Reviews “An important and disturbing book.

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It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. 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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Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best. Contentious Mwni analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India. Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Sign In Forgot password? Related articles in Google Scholar.

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Citing articles via Google Scholar. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. Antoinette Burton; Lata Mani.

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.

Berkeley and Los Angeles: Don’t have an account? And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of satia fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Disciplines Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Asian. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Most users should sign in with their email address.

About the Book Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India.