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Rebels, wives, saints : designing selves and nations in colonial times / Tanika Sarkar.Material type: BookPublisher: Ranikhet : Permanent Black, c2009Description: ix, 347 p. ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9788178243962.Subject(s): Revolutionaries -- India -- Bengal | Widows -- India -- Bengal | Women -- India -- Bengal | Bengal (India) -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 954.14035 SAR Online resources: Table of contents
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Holy 'fire eaters' : why widow immolation became an issue in colonial Bengal --
Caste, sect, and hagiography : the Balakdashis of early modern Bengal --
Wicked widows : law and faith in nineteenth-century public sphere debates --
Performing power and troublesome plays : the early public theatre in colonial Bengal --
The birth of a goddess : Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya's Anandamath --
Questioning nationalism : the difficulty writings of Rabindranath Tagore --
The child and the world : Rabindranath Tagore's ideas on education --
Tribals in colonial Bengal : Jitu Santal's rebellion in Malda.
Focuses on women, religion, and nationhood in colonial Bengal. This work describes a colonial universe that centers around symbols of women as both defiled and deified, exemplified in the idea of woman as widow and woman as goddess. The nation, it explains, is imagined as a woman-goddess within a country comprising plural cultural traditions.