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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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And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. Article PDF first page preview. Mani radically revises colonialist as well as nationalist historiography on the social reform of women’s status in the colonial period and clarifies the cpntentious and contradictory character of missionary writings on India.

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SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Books Digital Products Journals. 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. Email alerts New issue alert. 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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Reviews “An important and disturbing book. 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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Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of satia fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions.

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Berkeley and Los Angeles: Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. University of California Press. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Contehtious Academic account above.

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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. Skip to search Skip to main content. Browse related items Start at call number: The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. American Historical Association members Sign in via society site.

Sign in via your Institution Sign in. The history of widow burning is one of paradox. Antoinette Burton; Lata Mani. This is the book that many have waited for.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion.