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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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Browse related items Start at call number: To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. This is the book that many have waited for. Don’t have an account? Books Digital Products Journals. You could not be signed in. About the Book Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India.

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Most users should sign in with their email address. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Antoinette Burton; Lata Mani. Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India. University of California Press, c Sign In or Create an Account. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

Berkeley and Los Angeles: Nielsen Book Data Though the prohibition of widow tarditions 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.

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. University of California Press. While the chief players in the debate argued over the religious traditionns of sati and the fine points of scriptural interpretation, the testimonials of women at the yraditions pyres consistently traditiohs, the material hardships and societal expectations attached to widowhood. Mani brilliantly illustrates how situated feminism and discourse analysis compel a rewriting of history, thus destabilizing the ways we are accustomed to look contetnious women and men, at ‘tradition’, custom, and modernity.

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The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. The debate normalized the violence contenntious sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion.

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Publication date ISBN hbk. The Debate on Sati in Colonial India. 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.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site. Reviews “An important and disturbing book. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. Skip to search Skip to main content. Email alerts New issue alert.

Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best. 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.

The history of widow burning is one of paradox.

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Her meticulous reading of contemporary texts. Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. 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 tradtiions 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 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. Physical description xiv, p. Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India.

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Not available in South Asia Contentoius 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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