Real and Imagined Women: Gender, Culture, and Postcolonialism

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INDEX

a
Aakrosh99 n15, 102 n51
Abbas, K.A. 127 n40
Access to Power108 , 124 n2, 126 n27, 127 n45, 128 nn57 and 58
'action' 84 , 85 , 93 , 96 , 97 -8
Adorno, T.W. 120
affirmation 118
Aforja, Simi 124 nn7 and 8
Agarwal, Amit 145 nn30 and 32
agency 11 , 12 , 19 , 31 , 35 , 57 , 113 , 116 , 119 , 138
agitprop 31
aham57
Ahalya 67 , 76 , 80 n5
Ahluwalia, Kiranjit 102 n54
Ahmad, Aijaz 82 n38
Akbar 60 n8
Akka Mahadevi 63 n49
Alexander, P.C. 115 , 127 n43
All India Anna Dravida Munntra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 79 n2
Angelou, Maya:
I Know why the Caged Bird Sings64 , 73 , 74 , 76
Antherjanam, Lalithambika 4 ;
and 'Praticaradevata' (The Goddess of Revenge) 90 -2, 96 , 100 n31
Anzaldua, Gloria 99 n5
Aquino, Corazon 116
Ardner, Shirley 124 n6
Arendt, Hannah 85 , 97 , 99 n7, 100 n22, 101 nn45-7, 102 nn50 and 51, 124 n9
Arora, Indu 37 n24
Aryan 7 , 41
Austin, John 97

b
Badhwar, Inderjit 36 nn9 and 12, 38 n47
Bahinabai:
Atmanivedan3
Bajpai, Kanti 108 , 126 n28
Balbus, Isaac 124 n3
Bandaranaike, Sirimavo 107
Barlant, Lauren 142 , 146 n51
Barthes, Roland 81 n22, 87 , 100 n18
Baxamussa, Ramala 145 n32
Bengal 'Renaissance' 49
Benson, Larry D.:
Malory's Morte d'Arthur60 n6
Bentinck, William 17 , 31
Bhagavadpuranas56
Bhakta;
bhakti, 58 -9, 62 n48
'Bharatmata' 109 , 112 ;
see also 'Mother India'
Bhatnagar, Rashmi 14 n16, 80 n13
Bhindranwale 123 n1
Bhutto, Benazir 107
Boase, Roger:
The Origin and Meaning of Courtly Love60 n6
Brahmin/Brahmins/Brahminism 43 , 51 , 52 , 53 , 64 , 65 , 66 -7, 68 , 71 , 79 n2, 80 n4, 86 , 90 ;
anti-Brahminism 78 ;
Brahmin Association 79 n2, 80 n6;
see also caste
bride burning 11 , 21 , 27 , 31 , 52 ;
see also dowry death;
wife-murder Brilliant, Fredda 125 n19
Brownmiller, Susan 82 n33
Buck, Pearl:
Good Earth109
Burning Embers31 , 38 n51
Butler Judith 10 , 11 , 14 nn20 and 21, 138 , 146 n39
Butler-Evans, Elliot 82 n39

c
Carby, Hazel 81 n19
Carras, Mary 127 n40
caste 6 , 7 , 48 , 52 , 60 n4, 64 - 71 , 79 , 80 n4, 86 , 117 , 121 ;
caste-identity 11 , 68 , 69 ;
see also Brahmin, Harijan

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Acknowledgements x
  • I - Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Subject of Sati 15
  • 2 - Representing Sati 40
  • 3 - Life After Rape 64
  • 4 - The Name of the Husband 83
  • 5 - Gender, Leadership and Representation 103
  • 6 - Real and Imagined Women 129
  • Index 147
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