The Hindu Widow in Indian Literature

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This book examines novels about widowhood in eight Indian languages--Bengali, Gujerati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu--written in the last 150 years. In the process it uncovers the, often contradictory, attitudes towards widows in upper-caste Hindu society.

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Rajul Sogani is at Laxmibai College.

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"...the book will provide a very useful, rich resource for


specialists as well as more general readers interested in


women's and gender studies, Indian society and culture, and


the relationship between literature and a community's


changing social mores."--Journal of Asian Studies


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Book Description Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. This book examines the theme of widowhood, over the last 150 years, in novels as different as Indira Goswami’ s Neelkanthi Braj Bankimchandra’ s Vishavriksha and Krisnakanter Uil Rabindranath Tagore’ s Chokher Bali and Gora Saratchandra’ s Bada Didi and Charitraheeen Premchand’ s Prema and Vardaan Mohan Rakesh’ s Antaral and Rajinder Singh Bedi’ s Ik Chadder Maili Si. The author shows how these novels written in eight Indian languages— Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu— reveal attitudes, often contradictory, towards widows in upper-caste Hindu society. Printed Pages: 277. Bookseller Inventory # 031940

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Book Description Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. This book examines the theme of widowhood, over the last 150 years, in novels as different as Indira Goswami?s Neelkanthi Braj Bankimchandra?s Vishavriksha and Krisnakanter Uil Rabindranath Tagore?s Chokher Bali and Gora Saratchandra?s Bada Didi and Charitraheeen Premchand?s Prema and Vardaan Mohan Rakesh?s Antaral and Rajinder Singh Bedi?s Ik Chadder Maili Si. The author shows how these novels written in eight Indian languages?Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu?reveal attitudes, often contradictory, towards widows in upper-caste Hindu society. Printed Pages: 277. Bookseller Inventory # 031940

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Book Description OUP India, India, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The widow was always regarded as a symbol of misfortune and evil in patriarchal Hindu society, and was seldom mentioned in ancient and mediaeval Indian literature. She came into sudden prominence in the 19th century receiving attention, not only from social leaders and reformers, but also from creative writers all over India. This book examines novels about widowhood in eight Indian languages - Bengali, Gujerati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu - written in the last 150 years. In the process it uncovers the attitudes - often contradictory - towards widows in upper-caste Hindu society. They have been perceived variously as ascetics, victims, romantic or tragic heroines, sirens, rebels, individuals in search of social identity, and even as mother-figures embodying the values of the entire community or nation. The book provides an intimate glimpse of Indian society and culture, and the changes that have taken place in gender relations over the years. This is done not through statistical data but through a study of popular stories that have reflected and shaped the collective consciousness of the predominantly Hindu culture in India. Bookseller Inventory # AMO9780195658446

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Book Description OUP India, India, 2002. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The widow was always regarded as a symbol of misfortune and evil in patriarchal Hindu society, and was seldom mentioned in ancient and mediaeval Indian literature. She came into sudden prominence in the 19th century receiving attention, not only from social leaders and reformers, but also from creative writers all over India. This book examines novels about widowhood in eight Indian languages - Bengali, Gujerati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi and Urdu - written in the last 150 years. In the process it uncovers the attitudes - often contradictory - towards widows in upper-caste Hindu society. They have been perceived variously as ascetics, victims, romantic or tragic heroines, sirens, rebels, individuals in search of social identity, and even as mother-figures embodying the values of the entire community or nation. The book provides an intimate glimpse of Indian society and culture, and the changes that have taken place in gender relations over the years. This is done not through statistical data but through a study of popular stories that have reflected and shaped the collective consciousness of the predominantly Hindu culture in India. Bookseller Inventory # AMO9780195658446

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