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Hindu widows

by Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Woman"s Board of Foreign Missions

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Published by Women"s Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marriage customs and rites,
  • Hindu women,
  • Church work with widows

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ1173 .P74 1900z
    The Physical Object
    Pagination7 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25916197M
    OCLC/WorldCa162147545

    "Sweta Vikram captures bold raw passion, poignant reality and crafts a powerful voice for the voiceless." --Kate Campbell Stevenson, Actor & Producer Wet Silence bears moving accounts of Hindu widows in India. The book raises concern about the treatment of widowed women by society; lends their stories a voice; shares their unheard tales about marriage; reveals the heavy hand of patriarchy; and. Only the Hindu widows know their own sufferings; it is perfectly impossible for any other mortal, or even 'the angels,' (as the widow says), to realize them. One can easily imagine how hard the widow's lot must be when to the continuous course of fastings, self-inflictions and humiliations is added the galling ill-treatment which she.

      The plight of widows in India Water, written and directed by Deepa Mehta By Panini Wijesiriwardena and Parwini Zora 15 May Water, the latest . Section 28 lays down that no person shall be disqualified from succeeding to any property on any ground except those expressly mentioned in the Act and they are: In case of remarriage by certain widows mentioned under S, In case of murder falling under S, In case of conversion to another religion as per S The Hindu Succession Act.

    BOOK REVIEWS—SOUTH ASIA remarriage as the ultimate solution to the oppression of widows and their economic and sexual exploitation, many others had deep reservations, reflecting the strong climate of opinion within upper-caste Hindu society. In many novels, then, even if an upper-caste widow gets remarried, she does not achieve : Sarah Lamb.   Book Reviews: Rajul Sogani, The Hindu Widow in Indian Literature. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. pages. Rs Jayati Gupta. Indian Journal of Gender Studies 1, Download Citation. For more information view the SAGE Journals Article Sharing : Jayati Gupta.


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Hindu widows by Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Woman"s Board of Foreign Missions Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fane remarks, in her article published inthat it is the underlying Hindu beliefs of "women are honored, considered most capable of responsibility, strong" that made Indira Gandhi culturally acceptable as the prime minister of India, yet the country has in the recent centuries witnessed the development of diverse ideologies, both Hindu.

When I discovered that she had a new collection of poetry, Wet Silence: Poems about Hindu Widows, published in July by Modern History Press, I was thrilled. I couldn't wait to read it, and luckily, I didn't have to, because Serena from Poetic Book Tours asked me to participate in the tour for this book/5(13).

The ongoing tragedy of India’s widows. Widows in India have a pronoun problem. The estimated 40 million women widows in the country go from being called “she” to “it” when they lose their husbands.

They become Hindu widows book creatures. Clearly, it’s more than a problem of language, although that discrimination goes further, with epithets such as “husband eater” used against them. “The Plight of Hindu Widows” is a distinctly graphic and disturbing account arising from the body of literature written in the second half of the 19th century focusing on the issue of widow remarriage and with it the question of women’s rights in India; it is significant in that it Hindu widows book a view of sati not from the vantage point of.

According to Hindu mythology, a wife lives for her husband's happiness and as per ancient Indian traditions, the husband is considered as the biggest jewel of a woman's life. So, when a woman is widowed she is encouraged to abandon color and wear.

Vidyasagar made his case through the two-part publication Hindu Widow Marriage, a tour de force of logic, erudition, and humanitarian rhetoric.

In this new translation, Brian A. Hatcher makes available in English for the first time the entire text of one of the most important nineteenth-century treatises on Indian social reform. Hindu Widows by Dr. Godawari D. Patil (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The digit and digit formats both work. Format: Hardcover. Widows in India: My children threw me out of the house. Many communities in India still shun widows and they are abandoned by their families due to superstition.

Wet Silence: Poems about Hindu Widows by Sweta Srivastava Vikram is a heart touching and inspiring collection of poems written by Hindu widows from India. In the Hindu culture, when a woman loses her husband, she cannot remarry, she has to wear /5.

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Water is a drama film written and directed by Deepa Mehta, with screenplay by Anurag Kashyap. It is set in and explores the lives of widows at an ashram in Varanasi, India.

The film is also the third and final instalment of Mehta's Elements was preceded by Fire () and Earth (). Author Bapsi Sidhwa wrote the novel based upon the film, Water: A Novel, published Music by: A. Rahman, Mychael Danna.

Even well over one and half centuries after the East India Company enacted the Hindu Widows Remarriage Act,in response to the bold and Location: Kasturi Building, Anna Salai,Mount Road, Chennai,Tamil Nadu. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Patil, Godavari D.

Hindu widows. New Delhi: Gyan Pub. House, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. Widows were expected to shave their heads, discard their jewelry, live in seclusion, and undergo regular acts of penance. Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar was the first Indian intellectual to successfully argue against these Before the passage of the Hindu Widow's Re-marriage Act ofHindu tradition required a woman to live as a virtual outcast 5/5(2).

Socioeconomic conditions of widows in India. Preview this book attitudes Bombay brothers brothers-in-law cent after widowhood cent before widowhood cent children cent Christian widows cent Hindu widows cent Muslim widows cent rural widows cent urban widows cent widows ceremonies child CN CN comparison to Hindu Constitution of India.

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Free shipping for many products. Ramabai wrote The High Caste Hindu Woman in to raise funds in the United States to pay for her expenses there and to build an endowment for her future work in India.

In this excerpt from the chapter in her book on widows, Ramabai argued that claiming legitimacy for the self-immolation of Hindu widows resulted from an erroneous. Hindu Widow Marriage offers an English translation of two Bengali works concerning widow marriage, published in by Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (–91).

Vidyasagar was born in a rural Bengali brahmin family that boasted several Sanskrit scholars. He moved to Calcutta at an early age, later becoming one of the most influential educators and intellectuals of nineteenth-century : Ferdinando Sardella.

Get this from a library. Hindu Widow Marriage. [Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar; Brian A Hatcher] -- Before the passage of the Hindu Widow's Re-marriage Act ofHindu tradition required a woman to live as a virtual outcast after her husband's death.

Widows were expected to shave their heads. In early modern Europe, the circulation of visual and verbal transmissions of sati, or Hindu widow burning, not only informed responses to the ritualized violence of Hindu culture, but also intersected in fascinating ways with specifically European forms of ritualized violence and European constructions of gender ideology.

European accounts of women being burned in India uncannily. Book Reviews the groom’s attendance was not required. These women, in the context of the colonial legal system, had to make a case for their own or their co-wives’ posi-tions as wives or concubines. To promote their aspirations to status and property.

Hindu Widow Marriage by Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar: A Book Review. Protima Pandey. Hindu Widow Marriage: An Epochal Work on Social Reform from Colonial India; by Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar; A complete translation, with an introduction and critical notes, by Brian A.

Hatcher; Columbia University Press, New York; ; Pp ; ISBN: is hardly a year people remember .Sati was never practiced in Hinduism universally. In many Hindu communities even in the past women had the option to live as widows or ascetics or seek the patronage of a male member of her deceased husband's family for the purpose of having a child, if she had none, or .