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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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Article PDF traditoons page preview. Lata Mani has reopened the archives on widow burning in colonial India. 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 analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India. The Debate on Sati in Colonial India.

The history of widow latq is one of paradox. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Physical description xiv, p. 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 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 Tradltions, c Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Don’t have an account? Nielsen Book Data And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror tradtions satia fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. About the Book Contentious Traditions analyzes the debate on satior widow burning, in colonial India.

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Unsettling and illuminating, this is feminist scholarship at its best. Describe the connection issue. Publisher’s Summary “Contentious Traditions” analyzes the debate on sati, or widow burning, in colonial India. Mani radically revises colonialist as well as nationalist historiography on the social reform of women’s manu in the colonial period latx clarifies the complex and contradictory character of missionary writings on India.

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And although historiography has traditionally emphasized the colonial horror of sati, a fascinated ambivalence toward the practice suffused official discussions. Publication date ISBN hbk. This article is also ckntentious for rental through DeepDyve. The debate normalized the violence of sati and supported the misconception that it was a voluntary act of wifely devotion.

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.