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Title Sati, the blessing and the curse : the burning of wives in India / edited by John Stratton Hawley.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 214 pages) : illustrations, map
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Note "A project of the Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University"--Page [v].
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-202) and index.
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.
Summary 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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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System 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. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Sati.
Widow suicide.
Widow suicide.
Indexed Term Death customs
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hawley, John Stratton, 1941-
Columbia University. Southern Asian Institute.
Other Form: Print version: Sati, the blessing and the curse. New York : Oxford University Press, 1994 (DLC) 92023468
ISBN 1423737032 (electronic book)
9781423737032 (electronic book)
9780195077742 (Paper)
0195077741 (Paper)
0195077717 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
0195077741 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
9780195077711 (cloth ; acid-free paper)