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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sati symbolizes ultimate loyalty and self-sacrifice. It often figures near the core of a Hindu identity that feels embattled in a modern world. Yet to those who deplore it, sati is a curse, a violation of every woman's womanhood.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sati, the blessing and the curse.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)891861860
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Stratton Hawley; Columbia University. Southern Asian Institute.
ISBN: 0195077717 9780195077711 0195077741 9780195077742
OCLC Number: 26361736
Notes: "A project of the Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University"--Page [v].
Description: xii, 214 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: edited by John Stratton Hawley.
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This is a collection of new essays on the phenomenon of sati (or suttee), the burning of wives in India. The contributors include both American and Indian scholars, and they address basic questions  Read more...

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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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