Marie Michael Library

Title

Gender, politics and identity at times of crisis: the agitations around sati-daha in India

Author

Kumar, Radhar

Description

This paper analyses widow immolation by looking at its political, economic and historical context. Recurring trends from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as economic depression, political and social readjustment, are examined. The common rhetoric of pitting tradition against modernity, as well as the expanding women's, feminist movement are explored.

File No

IDS-DP309

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

August, 1992

Subject(s)

Women, India, Political Economy

Pages

37