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The Call of the Funeral Pyre

Burning the Dead: Hindu Nationhood and the Global Construction of Indian Tradition by David Arnold, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2021; pp 268, $70.

From Violence to Supportive Practice

The politics of gender and feminist research have outlined the deprivations and unequal entitlements in the lives of women. This frame has also produced the view that understanding women's lives is incomplete without looking at their everyday locations within families that must include relations with men. This research has tried to bring into focus the way that men's support can be outlined and reflected upon in the context of gender equality and domestic democracy. Supportive practices are more than an `alternative' frame within which to place men. They enable us to hear an aspect of men's lives and expressions of their subjective positions in ways that have not so far been addressed.

Lives of Seclusion

Perpetual Mourning: Widowhood in Rural India by Martha Alter Chen; Oxford University Press, 1999; pp 419, Rs 625

Contextualising Sati

Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India by Lata Mani; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1999; pp 246, Rs 495.
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