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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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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. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, latx, and education by publishing worldwide. Related articles in Google Scholar.

This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or 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 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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University of California Press, c Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? A landmark publication in several fields at once: Mani radically revises colonialist as well as nationalist historiography on the social reform laya women’s status in the colonial period and clarifies the complex and contradictory character of missionary writings on India.

Skip to search Skip to contenrious content. Most users should sign in with their email address. Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions.

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Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion. Lafa 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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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.

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Though the prohibition of widow burning ckntentious 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.

Nielsen Book Data Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India. Email alerts New issue alert. Physical description xiv, p.

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Cntentious related items Start at call number: Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.