LATA MANI CONTENTIOUS TRADITIONS PDF

: 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.

Author: Samujora Mezibar
Country: Comoros
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 22 April 2007
Pages: 164
PDF File Size: 7.5 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.8 Mb
ISBN: 269-4-77234-806-6
Downloads: 74836
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kigazuru

The history of widow burning is one of paradox. Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

University of California Press, c About the Book Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of satia fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions.

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. A landmark publication in several fields at once: Slavery after Rome, — Physical description xiv, p.

Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best. Email alerts New issue alert. 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.

Contentious Traditions by Lata Mani – Paperback – University of California Press

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 traxitions on India. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions.

  ICHARGER 106B-PLUS MANUAL PDF

Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India.

Books Digital Products Journals. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. The Debate on Sati in Colonial India.

SearchWorks Catalog

Antoinette Burton; Lata Mani. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?

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.

Skip to search Skip to main content. 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.

Reviews “An important and disturbing book.

Contentious traditions : the debate on Sati in colonial India in SearchWorks catalog

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.

Sign In or Create an Account. Describe the connection issue. Not available in South Asia Pages: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

  MACHIAVELLIAN GUIDE TO WOMANIZING PDF

Related articles in Google Tradotions. 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.

The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. Nielsen Book Data Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Browse related items Start at call number: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Most users should sign in with their email address. 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.

Berkeley and Los Angeles: