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Sati, the blessing and the curse : the burning of wives in India

Author: John Stratton Hawley; Columbia University. Southern Asian Institute.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series: OUP E-Books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of essays on the phenomenon of sati (or suttee), the burning of wives in India. The contributors, who include both American and Indian scholars, address basic questions about this controversial phenomenon and the moral issues it involves.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sati, the blessing and the curse.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(DLC) 92023468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Stratton Hawley; Columbia University. Southern Asian Institute.
ISBN: 1423737032 9781423737032 0195360222 9780195360226 9780195077742 0195077741 1280442603 9781280442605 9786610442607 6610442606
OCLC Number: 228136571
Notes: "A project of the Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University"--Page v
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 214 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Iconographies of sati / P.B. Courtright --
Comment : A Broader landscape / V. Dehejia --
Die Flambierte Frau : Sati in European culture / D.M. Figueira --
Comment : Sati and the nineteenth-century British self / R.J. Lewis --
Perfection and devotion : Sati tradition in Rajasthan / L. Harlan --
Comment : Good mothers and bad mothers in the rituals of sati / K. McCarthy Brown --
The Roop Kanwar case : Feminist responses / V.T. Oldenburg --
Sati as profit versus sati as a spectacle : The public debate on Roop Kanwar's death / A. Nandy --
Comment : Widows as cultural symbols / A.T. Embree --
Comment : The continuing invention of the sati tradition / V.T. Oldenburg --
Afterword : The mysteries and communities of sati / J.S. Hawley.
Series Title: OUP E-Books.
Responsibility: edited by John Stratton Hawley.
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This book is grea? * presents elegant and thoughtful essays on a very disturbing issue, one that my students ask me about endlessly. *

 
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