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Rebels, wives, saints : designing selves and nations in colonial times

Author: Tanika Sarkar
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on women, religion, and nationhood in colonial Bengal. This work describes a colonial universe that centers around symbols of women as both defiled and deified, exemplified in the idea of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tanika Sarkar
ISBN: 9781906497293 190649729X
OCLC Number: 318878355
Description: ix, 347 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Holy 'fire eaters' : why widow immolation became an issue in colonial Bengal --
Caste, sect, and hagiography : the Balakdashis of early modern Bengal --
Wicked widows : law and faith in nineteenth-century public sphere debates --
Performing power and troublesome plays : the early public theatre in colonial Bengal --
The birth of a goddess : Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya's Anandamath --
Questioning nationalism : the difficulty writings of Rabindranath Tagore --
The child and the world : Rabindranath Tagore's ideas on education --
Tribals in colonial Bengal : Jitu Santal's rebellion in Malda.
Responsibility: Tanika Sarkar.

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