Sovereignty and Social Reform in India: British Colonialism and the Campaign against Sati, 1830-1860

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Author: Andrea Major
Publisher: Routledge
Genre: Unknown
Pages: 160
Language: english
Year: 2010
ISBN 10: 0415580501
ISBN 13: 9780415580502
Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series
Edition: Unknown
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Synopsis

The British prohibition of sati (the funeral practice of widow immolation) in 1829 has been considered an archetypal example of colonial social reform. It was not the end of the story, however, as between 1830 and 1860, British East India...