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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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A landmark publication in several fields at once: Antoinette Burton; Lata Mani. Disciplines Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Asian. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Not available in South Asia Pages: Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.

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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 kata writings on India.

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University of California Press, c The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.

Related articles in Google Scholar. Though the prohibition of widow burning in was heralded as a key step forward for women’s emancipation in man 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.

While the chief players in the debate argued over the religious basis of sati and the fine points of scriptural interpretation, the man of women at the funeral pyres consistently addressed the material hardships and societal expectations attached to widowhood.

Books Digital Products Journals. 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. About the Book Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial Tradigions.

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Reviews “An important and disturbing book. Slavery after Rome, — Citing articles via Google Scholar. 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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This is the book that many have waited for. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of satia fascinated ambivalence toward rraditions practice suffused official discussions. The history of widow burning is one of paradox.

Describe the connection issue. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Though the prohibition of widow burning in was heralded as a key alta 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, lats the proper role of the colonial state.