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Catherine Weinberger-Thomas (Author). Widow burning does continue, even today "Ashes of Immortalilty" is a good book filled to the brim with history and knowledge of widow burning

Catherine Weinberger-Thomas (Author). Widow burning does continue, even today. Between 1943 and 1987, some 30 women in Rajasthan. immolated themselves on their husband's funeral pyre" (p 182). I should note that this book is not easy to read. Ashes of Immortalilty" is a good book filled to the brim with history and knowledge of widow burning. However, to fully appreciate this book one needs to be familiar with the caste system of India, Hinduism, and a already knowledgable background of widow burning-for these reasons, I stopped reading the book. I will also mention that I stopped reading this book because how the author wrote.

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Widow burning does continue, even today. "Ashes of Immortalilty" is a good book filled to the brim with history and knowledge of widow burning

Widow burning does continue, even today. Whether the translation is poor or not, I don't know, but the sentences ramble.

Weinberger-Thomas, Catherine. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Trent University Library Donation. Internet Archive Books. Hinduism - Social aspects - India, Sati - India, Widow suicide - India, Widows - Legal statutes, laws, etc. - - India. Chicago : University of Chicago Press. Uploaded by station18. cebu on February 1, 2019. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Catherine Weinberger-Thomas . The book will comprise six interwoven studies of the dissemination of cognate 1) myths concerning daemons (local spirit beings, divinities of specific natural sites) and 2) specific demonological r ituals (exorcisms, divination practices, et.

Catherine Weinberger-Thomas Tam incelemeyi okuyun. Ashes of immortality: widow-burning in India. University of Chicago Press, 15 Şub 2000 - 334 sayfa. Based on fifteen years of fieldwork in northern India, where the state-banned practice of sati reemerged in the 1970s, as well as extensive textual analysis, Weinberger-Thomas constructs a radically new interpretation of satis. Tam incelemeyi okuyun.

Based on fifteen years of fieldwork in northern India, where the state-banned practice of sati reemerged in the 1970s, as well as extensive textual analysis, Weinberger-Thomas constructs a radically new interpretation of satis. She shows that their self-immolation transcends gender, caste and class, region and history, representing for the Hindus a path to immortality.

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La crémation des veuves en Inde. Published: 1 April 2002. by SAGE Publications. in The Medieval History Journal. The Medieval History Journal, Volume 5, pp 171-175; doi:10.

Ashes of Immortality. Widow-Burning in India. by Catherine Weinberger-Thomas. Published February 15, 2000 by University Of Chicago Press. It is in outer India, on the most distant marches of Hinduism, that the scene paradoxically will be set-a macabre yet dazzling scene to which the reader shall have to adjust his vision and above all his sensitivity if he is to follow us in our exploration of a cultural enigma in which blinding darkness merges with blinding light.

Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 71(2):333-345. Catherine Weinberger-Thomas. Translated by Jeffrey Mehlman and David Gordon White. Chicago, IL/London: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999. You now have the wherewithal to produce the barbaric practice of widows hurling themselves upon the funeral pyres of their husbands, with their family members and neighbors urging and cheering them on. It is generally believed that about 2000 .

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Yllk
When the British conquered India, they came face to face with practices they could neither understand or condone. Chief among them was the age old custom of sati, widow burning, in which the dead man's widow entered her husband's funeral pyre and burned to death..

When the British began to condemn and try to outlaw the burning to death of widows it actually "triggered a spectacular increase in such sacrifices between the years 1815 and 1828 in the region of Calcutta" (p 42).

To the frustration of British officials, many of the women did not want their help. They looked upon their deaths as a trial by fire which proved their love for their husband and their innocence at his death - accusations of poisoning of elderly husbands being a common slur. It also gave honor to themselves and prestige to their families. One woman, when questioned as to why a woman could be induced to kill herself, answered, "Without a man, a woman is nothing" (p 170).

Still, it was also true that there were many cases where the woman involved did not want to die. The pressure from relatives could be unrelenting, however. Some women were simply forced to kill themselves.

In The Laws of Manu it was said that self sacrificial death "is not killing" (p 76) and could gain the devotee a greater chance of liberation from the endless repetition of life cycles. Above an image of Bhairava was a high pinnacle with a drop of 90 feet. Bhairava "required an annual sacrifice" (p 77) of one man. In the Narmada Khanda it was written that anyone who committed incest or murdered a parent could become sinless again by killing himself this way.

Widow burning does continue, even today. "Between 1943 and 1987, some 30 women in Rajasthan ...immolated themselves on their husband's funeral pyre" (p 182).

I should note that this book is not easy to read. Whether the translation is poor or not, I don't know, but the sentences ramble.
wanderpool
I encourage you to check this book out from the library before you decide to buy it. There are a lot of insights but this book is poorly written. See the other comments about this. What's strange is that the author in her "A Forward in Retrospect" which is at the end of the book began: "The reader who is about to close this book may perhaps wonder where I have wished to lead him by drawing him into this labyrinthine account. Was it necessary to enter into all these digressions on symbolism of the ritual...." Indeed, "labyrinthine" is an understatement! Her writing is so muddled as she traipses from one thing to another that it got to the point that I couldn't read another sentence. Now, if you're writing your dissertation on this topic, sure, I'd buy it. Otherwise, borrow it from the library.
Bliss
After reading Mala Sen's "Death By Fire" book which contained information of infanticide and widow burning India, I became entranced with widow burning that I wanted to know more-however, I picked the wrong book. "Ashes of Immortalilty" is a good book filled to the brim with history and knowledge of widow burning. However, to fully appreciate this book one needs to be familiar with the caste system of India, Hinduism, and a already knowledgable background of widow burning-for these reasons, I stopped reading the book.

I will also mention that I stopped reading this book because how the author wrote. I know this book was translated, but none the less, how the author wrote was just a nightmare. Her paragraphs were always congested with poorly written sentences, with words I never heard ,while she jumped from thought to thought. I had to reread paragraphs and even sentences to understand thier potential.

In Conclusion: this book is not for the faint of heart. If your a newbie like me in the widow burning interest, avoid this book and keep looking (thats what Im doing). For people who are familiar with the Indian culture and practices, you may find this book interesting. For those who want a second opinion, scroll back up and read the first Editorial Review done by Jay Bernstein-I wish had read his review before I bought this book :P
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