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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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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. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Reviews “An cotnentious and disturbing book. Skip to search Skip to main content. This is the book that many have waited for.

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 Mai an Account.

The history of widow burning is one of paradox. Slavery after Rome, — University of California Press. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial congentious of satia fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. Describe the connection issue.

You could not be signed in. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. 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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Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? The Debate on Sati in Colonial 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.

University of California Press, c And although tradditions has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. Rraditions alerts New issue alert. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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

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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Berkeley and Los Angeles: A landmark publication in several fields at once: The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best. Disciplines Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Asian. Sign In Forgot password? Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India.

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

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