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by Mala Sen

Author: Mala Sen
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Orion Pub Co; New Ed edition (December 31, 2003)
Pages: 288 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.3
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Bibliographic Citation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2002.

The ancient practice of sati, the self-immolation of a woman on her Husband's funeral pyre, was outlawed by the British administration in Indian in 1829. What's in the Box? 1 x Death by Fire, Sati, Dowry Death and Female Infanticide in Modern India.

Mala Sen explores the reality of life and death for women in modern India in a study that is both illuminating and terrifying. The book is part journey through the India that the author knows and loves, and part exploration of the enigma that India still remains in the minds of many. Starting with Kanwar, Sen enters the worlds of three women: a goddess, a burned bride, and a woman accused of killing her daughter, and shows how, in this society in which ancient and modern apparently co-exist comfortably, there is increasingly cause for real alarm.

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Mala Sen. The Indian village of Deorala in Rajasthan is neither remote nor feudal. There is running water and electricity, and the villagers have had television for over 20 years. On 4 September 1987, before a crowd of several thousand people, mostly men, 18-year-old Roop Kanwar was burned alive on her husband's funeral pyre, dressed in her bridal finery. The apparent revival of an ancient tradition opened old wounds in Indian society and focussed world attention on the status and treatment of women in modern India.

The ancient practice of sati - the self-immolation of a woman on her husband's funeral pyre - was outlawed by the British administration in India in 1829. Since Independence, the practice was widely believed to have died out. The recent fate of a young woman, Roop Kanwar, has changed that perception. This book is part journey through the India that the author knows and loves, part exploration of the enigma that India still remains in the minds of many. Starting with Roop Kanwar, Sen enters the worlds of three women: a goddess, a burned bride, and a murderess, and shows how, in this society in which ancient and modern apparently comfortably co-exist, there is increasingly cause for real alarm. She creates an image of a state in which political turmoil is constantly at the surface, and in which the role of women is being constantly redefined.