Gendering the Indian Ocean
 

Single Women: Littoral/Literal/Literary

E. Kim Stone
Illinois State University


 

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What constitutes singleness for women of the Indian Ocean littoral and what consequences--material and ideological--pertain to these female identities?  This is the broad question that serves as the impetus for the creation of this website.  This is a database of articles relating to single women in countries of the Indian Ocean littoral.  It is my hope that this database will serve as a starting point or catalyst for further research and discussion on this subject.  Email me (ekstone@ilstu.edu) with your comments, sources, etc. and I will post these to the site.

UNMARRIED WOMEN
Phillimore, Peter, Unmarried women of the Dhaula Dhar: celibacy and social control in northwest India
 Journal of Anthropological Research (Albuquerque, NM) 47, no.3 (Fall 1991) 331-350

Rathaur, Manjula, Unmarried working women, marriage, and career: a study of university and college teachers of Varanasi.  New Delhi: Radiant Publishers 1990 118p

Rozario, Santi,  Marginality and the case of unmarried Christian women in a Bangladeshi village.  Contributions to Indian Sociology (Delhi) 20, no.2 (Jul-Dec 1986) 261-278

Sharma, Ursula, Unmarried women and the household economy: a research note. Journal of Social Studies (Dacca) 30 (Oct 1985) 1-12

 Shastree, Tara, Unmarried mothers in Maharashtra State-a case study.  ICSSR Research Abstracts Quarterly (New Delhi) 5, nos.1&2 (Jan-Jun 1976) 114-119

Eng, Wee Ling,  Confessions of three unmarried women.  Singapore: EPB Publishers 1989 80p

PROSTITUTES
Ahsan, Rosie Majid, et al., Prostitutes and their environment in Narayanganj, Bangladesh.   Asia Pacific Viewpoint (Oxford; Cambridge, MA) 40, no.1 (Apr 1999) 33-44

Bandyapadhyay, Bela, Prostitutes in Calcutta.  South Asia Research (London) 3, no.1 (May 1983) 28-34

Chatterjee, Indrani, Refracted reality: the 1935 Calcutta police survey of prostitutes.  Manushi (Delhi) 57 (Mar-Apr 1990) 26-36

Chattopadhyay, Molly; Bandyopadhyay, S.; Duttagupta, C., Biosocial factors influencing women to become prostitutes in India. Social Biology (New York) 41, nos.3-4 (Fall-Win 1994) 252-259

Dang, Kokila, Prostitutes, patrons and the state: nineteenth century Awadh.  Social Scientist (New Delhi) 21, nos.9-11 (Sep-Nov 1993) 173-196

 Das, Kamala, A doll for the child prostitute.  New Delhi: India Paperbacks 1977 104p.

 Dutt, Anuradha, In the name of the mother: education rights for prostitutes' children.   Manushi (Delhi) 79 (Nov-Dec 1993) 23-26

Guhathakurta, Meghna, The situation of child prostitutes in Bangladesh--review article. Journal of Social Studies (Dacca) 51 (Jan 1991) 94-102

 Kapur, Promilla,  The life and world of call-girls in India: a socio-psychological study of the aristocratic prostitute.  New Delhi: Vikas Pub. House 1978 368p.

Kolte, M.M.; Bhore, P.D.; Rajdekar, S.S., A profile of prostitutes in Miraj.  Eastern Anthropologist (Lucknow) 43, no.4 (Oct-Dec 1990) 377-384

Lakshmi Raghuramaiah, K., Night birds: Indian prostitutes from devadasis to call girls.  Delhi: Chanakya Publications 1991 185p

Mahadevan, T. K., Portrait of the writer as prostitute.  Illustrated Weekly of India (Bombay) 106 (May 19-25 1985) 68-69

Mark, Mary Ellen, Falkland Road: prostitutes of Bombay: photographs and text.  New York: Knopf 1981 14p. + plates.

Mukerji, Kamal, ed., Certain social and psychological facets in prostitutes: a study on the prostitutes in the Metropolis of Calcutta.  Social Defence (New Delhi) 15, no.57 (Jul 1979) 51-54

Parker, Kunal M.,  'A corporation of superior prostitutes': Anglo-Indian legal conceptions of temple dancing girls, 1800-1914.  Modern Asian Studies (London) 32, pt.3 (Jul 1998) 559-633

Rahman Khan, Zarina; Arefeen, H.K., The situation of child prostitutes in Bangladesh.   Dhaka: Centre for Social Studies 1990 60p

Singh, Jai Prakash, Prostitutes in ancient Assam.   Journal of the Assam Research Society (Gauhati) 31, nos.1-2 (1989-1990) 55-59

Singh, Payal, Strange saviour [Rukminibai spearheads an organisation which aims to better the condition of prostitutes].   Illustrated Weekly of India (Bombay) 108 (Jan 4-10 1987) 46-47

Singh, Tavleen, A case for freeing prostitutes from the clutches of police.   Manushi (New Delhi) 5, no.3 (Mar-Apr 1985) 2-4

SUTTEE/SATI
Suttee [reprinted from The Calcutta Review, v.46, no.92, February 1868].  Counterpoint (Calcutta) 2 ( 1978) 1-49

The Lady of Nihal De, or, The Suttee Nihal De: a tragic folk ballad, with research; tr. by Ram B. Yadav.  Delhi: Atma Ram 1981 68p.

Derrett, J. Duncan M., Anantarama's [Anantarama-Vidyavagisakrta- Sahanumarana-vivekah] defence of suttee (c. 1818-1820).  In Bhattacharya, Bishnupada, ed. Our heritage: bulletin of the Department of Post-Graduate Training and Research College, Calcutta: special number: 150th anniversary volume, 1824-1974. Calcutta: Sanskrit College, 1979. 1979 47-76

 French, Harold, The abolition of cold suttee.   In: Thorp, John P., ed. Women, development, devotionalism, nationalism: Bengal studies 1985. East Lansing, Mi.: Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1986. 201p. 1986 29-38

Peggs, James,  Cries of agony: an historical account of suttee, infanticide, ghat murders & slavery in India.   Delhi: Discovery Pub. House 1984 518p [Repr. of 1832.]

Sharma, Arvind, Suttee: a study in Western reactions.  Journal of Indian History (Trivandrum) 54, pt.3 (Dec 1976) 589-612

 Sharma, Arvind, The Gita, suttee and Rammohun Roy.   Indian Economic and Social History Review (Delhi) 20, no.3 (Jul-Sep 1983) 341-347

 Sharma, Arvind,  The identification of a new form of suttee.  Indica (Bombay) 21, no.1 (Mar 1984) 1-4

Upadhya, Poonam,  Suttee praxis: treatment by Raja Rammohun Roy.   Democracies (Patna) 8, nos.1-2 (Jan-Jun 1988) 86-92

WIDOWS
Agarwal, Bina, Widows versus daughters or widows as daughter? Property, land, and economic security in rural India.  Modern Asian Studies (London) 32, pt.1 (Feb 1998) 1-48

 Ainapur, L.S.,  Strategies to overcome the problems of widows.  In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala
     Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 213-222

 Akhtar, Shirin,  The status of widows in Bangladesh.   In: Grimshaw, Patricia; Holmes, Katie; Lake, Marilyn, eds. Women's rights and human rights:   international historical perspectives. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave, 2001. xxi, 318p. 2001 220-228

 Cain, Mead T., Widows, sons, and old-age security in rural Maharashtra: a comment on Vlassoff.   Population Studies (London) 45, no.3 (Nov 1991) 519-528

Carroll, Lucy, Law, custom, and statutory social reform: the Hindu Widows' Remarriage Act of 1856.   Indian Economic and Social History Review (Delhi) 20, no.4 (Oct-Dec 1983) 363-388.  Also in Krishnamurty, J., ed. Women in colonial India: essays on survival, work and the state. Delhi:  Oxford UP, 1989. 247p. 1989 1-26

 Chatterjee, Ramananda, Centenary of the abolition of the immolation of widows.  Modern Review (Calcutta) 148, nos.9-10 (Sep-Oct 1984) 261-265

Chattopadhyay, Aparna, Position of widows in early medieval India in the light of the Kathasaritsagara.  Journal of the Oriental Institute (Baroda) 24, nos.3-4 (Mar-Jun 1975) 393-402

 Chen, Martha Alter, Indian widows: in search of dignity and identity.   In: Jhabvala, Renana; Subrahmanya, R.K.A., eds. The unorganised sector: work security and social  protection. New Delhi: Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2000. 191p. 2000 146-160

 Chen, Marty; Dreze, Jean [authors], Widows and health in rural north India.  Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay) 27, nos.43-44 (Oct 24-31 1992) WS81-WS92

 Chowdhry, Prem, Contesting claims and counter-claims: questions of the inheritance and sexuality of widows in a colonial state.   Contributions to Indian Sociology (Delhi) 29, nos.1-2 (Jan-Dec 1995) 65-82

Dandavate, Pramila,  Social legislation and women.   In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 84-89

Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds., *Widows, abandoned and destitute women in India Citation: New Delhi: Radiant Publishers 1989 97p

 Desai, D.A., Women in Indian society.   In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute  women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 1-9

 Desai, Murli, Young widows and their dependent children.   In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala  Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 78-90

Engels, Dagmar, Wives, widows, and workers: women and the law in colonial India.  In: Mommsen, Wolfgang J.; Moor, Jaap de, eds. European expansion and law: the encounter of European and indigenous law in 19th- and 20th-century Africa and Asia. Oxford, Eng.; New York: Berg, 1992. vi, 339. 1992 159-178

 Firth, Shirley, Hindu widows in Britain: continuities and change.   In: Barot, Rohit; Bradley, Harriet; Fenton, Steve, eds. Ethnicity, gender and social change.
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999. 249p. 1999 99-114

Gulati, Mitu; Gulati, Leela , Remnants of matriliny: widows of two Kerala villages.   Manushi (Delhi) 76 (May-Jun 1993) 32-34

Jogula, J.M.,  The Christian perception and practice [about widows and widowhood].   In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 150-154

DESAI, ANITA
Kanaganayakam, Chelva,  Widows, priests and erring householders: religion and the writings of Anita Desai.   In: Scott, Jamie S., ed. 'And the birds began to sing': religion and literature in post-colonial cultures.
     Amsterdam; Atlanta, Ga.: Rodopi, 1996. xxvii, 327p. (Cross/cultures, 22) 1996 265-277

Katti, A.P.; Nagesh, H.V., A study of widows.  Journal of Institute of Economic Research (Dharwar, India) 18, no.1 (Jan 1983) 1-9

Krishnakumari, N.S., Status of single women in India: a study of spinsters, widows, and divorcees.  New Delhi: Uppal Pub. House 1987 191p

 Kumar, Nita, Widows, education and social change in twentieth century Banaras.  Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay) 26, no.17 (Apr 27 1991) WS19-WS25

Lal, Shyam, Some characteristics of the widows in rural society.   Rural India (Bombay) 35, no.9 (Sep 1972) 205-208

Manna, Samita; Chakraborty, Panchali,  Aged widows: a micro-study in the urban setting of West Bengal.  Journal of Social Research (Ranchi, India) 32-33, nos.1-2 (1989-1990) 180-196

Manna, Samita; Chakravarty, Panchali , Aged widows of Bengal.  Man and Life (Calcutta) 17, nos.1-2 (Jan-Jun 1991) 1-20

Manna, Samita; Chakraborty, Panchali , The position of Hindu widows in ancient India: a glance over the Indian social history.   Folklore (Calcutta) 31, nos.10-11 (Oct-Nov 1990) 217-223

Menon, Ritu; Bhasin, Kamla, Partition widows: the state as social rehabilitation.  Nivedini (Colombo) 5, no.2 (Dec 1997) 102-114
     Subjects:

              India -- Anthropology & Sociology -- Women
              Pakistan -- Anthropology & Sociology -- Social Problems
              India -- Anthropology & Sociology -- Social Structure
              India -- Politics & Government -- Public Administration
              Pakistan -- Anthropology & Sociology -- Women
              Pakistan -- Anthropology & Sociology -- Social Structure

Meyer, Rachel, Autobiography, widows and the place of women in nineteenth century Hindu social reform.   SAGAR: South Asia Graduate Research Journal (Austin, TX) 3, no.1 (Spr 1996) 27-45
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Mishra, Neerja, The murder of Roop Kanwar.   In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute  women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 49-53

Mitra, Peary Chana,  Marriage of Hindu widows.  Counterpoint (Calcutta) 2 ( 1978) 50-70

Mudbidri, Anil G.; Patil, G.D., The status and position of Hindu widows in Karnataka.   Journal of the Karnatak University: Social Sciences (Dharwar) 22 (1986) 1-11

 Mullatti, Leela, The status of widows among Lingayats.   In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala
     Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 165-169

 Parui, Sasanka Sekhar, Life of widows in the Gupta period.   Journal of Ancient Indian History (Calcutta) 9 (1975-1976) 79-96

Radha Devi, D., Work participation of widows in India: a census analysis.   In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 35-45

 Rajne, Asha J., Rehabilitation of widows: problems and prospects.  In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala  Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 198-212

Ramesh, Asha; Faiyaz, Nasreen ,  The Devadasis.   In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 27-38

Rammohun Roy, Raja, Sati, a writeup of Raja Ram Mohan Roy about burning of widows alive; ed. by Mulk Raj Anand.  Delhi: B.R. Pub. Corp. 1989 188p

 Ranjan, Renu, Life-style of Hindu widows--an expression of violence against women.   In: Sinha, Niroj, ed. Women and violence. New Delhi: Vikas Pub. House, 1989. 189p. 1989 116-127

Ranjana Kumari, Dowry victims: harassment and torture.   In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 10-26

Ray, Ajit Kumar, Widows are not for burning: actions and attitudes of the Christian missionaries, the native Hindus, and Lord William Bentinck.  New Delhi: ABC Pub. House 1985 161p

Reddy, L.K.; Jamuna, D.; Ramamurti, P.V., Widowhood: perceptions of widows and non-widows.   Social Change (New Delhi) 22, no.2 (Jun 1992) 52-56

 Sandhya, Socio-economic life of the widows.   Kurukshetra University Research Journal: Arts and Humanities (Kurukshetra) 24-25 (1990-1991) 353-361

Sangave, Vilas, Position of widows in Jaina community.   In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala.   Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 158-164

Saraswati, Baidyanath,  The Kashivasi widows.   Man in India (Ranchi) 65, no.2 (Jun 1985) 107-120

Saraswati, Baidyanath, The Kashivasi widows: a study in cultural ideology and crisis.   In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 103-118

 Seal, S.C.; Dasgupta, K.; Roy, Mira , Fertility patterns of unmarried girls and widows attending private and public clinics at Calcutta during 1972-74--a sociological problem.  Journal of Family Welfare (Bombay) 25, no.1 (Sep 1978) 56-67

 Sharma, Dinesh, Where widows come to die.  Illustrated Weekly of India (Bombay) 103 (Mar 7-13 1982) 30-31

Shekhawat, Prahlad Singh, Sati in Rajasthan.  In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 39-48

Singh, Indu Prakash; Singh, Renuka,  Sati: its patri-politics.  In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 54-62

 Singh, K.B., Welfare services for widows and destitute persons.  Haryana Review (Chandigarh) 9, no.2 (Feb 1975) 26-28

 Sinha, Niroj, Women as marginals in politics.  In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 68-83

Sivaramayya, B., Of daughters, sons and widows: discrimination in inheritance laws.  Manushi (Delhi) no.100 (May-Jun 1997) 27-31

Srivastava, Jaya, The widows of November 1984.   In: Dandavate, Pramila; Ranjana Kumari; Verghese, Jamila, eds. Widows, abandoned and destitute women in India. New Delhi: Radiant Publishers, 1989. 97p. 1989 63-67

Stein, Dorothy, Burning widows, burning brides: the perils of daughterhood in India.  Pacific Affairs (Vancouver, B.C.) 61, no.3 (Fall 1988) 465-485

 Tapper, Bruce Elliot,  Widows and goddesses: female roles in deity symbolism in a South Indian village.   Contributions to Indian Sociology (Delhi) 13, no.1 (Jan-Jun 1979) 1-31

Thekkamalai, S.S., Problems and adjustment of widows: a case study.   In: Nagesh, H.V.; Nair, P.S.; Katti, A.P., eds. Widowhood in India. Dharwad: Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, Ujjre, and Janata Shikshana Samiti, 1988. 239p. 1988 138-145

 Tribe, Rachel; de Silva, Padmal, Psychological intervention with displaced widows in Sri Lanka.  International Review of Psychiatry (Washington, DC) 11, nos.2-3 (May-Aug 1999) 184-190

 Ullrich, Helen E.,  Widows in a south India society: depression as an appropriate response to cultural factors.  Sex Roles (New York) 19, nos.3-4 (Aug 1988) 169-188

Vatsa, Rajendra Singh, The remarriage and rehabilitation of the Hindu widows in India 1856-1914.  Journal of Indian History (Trivandrum) 54, pt.3 (Dec 1976) 713-730

Vidyasagar, Iswar Chandra, Marriage of Hindu widows.  Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi 1976 144p.

Vlassoff, Carol, Rejoinder to Cain: Widows, sons, and old-age security in rural Maharashtra: a comment on Vlassoff.  Population Studies (London) 45, no.3 (Nov 1991) 529-535

Vlassoff, Carol,  The values of sons in an Indian village: how widows see it.  Population Studies (London) 44, no.1 (Mar 1990) 5-20

SPINSTERS
Krishnakumari, N.S., Status of single women in India: a study of spinsters, widows, and divorcees
     Citation: New Delhi: Uppal Pub. House 1987 191p

VIRGINS
Drum, Alice. Kamala Markandaya's Modern Quest Tale.   WLWE-World Literature Written in English.
22(2):323-332. 1983 Autumn. Singapore

Meera Bai, K., From adolescence to womanhood: Kamala Markandaya's Two Virgins, Ruth Jhabvala's To Who She Will and Santha Ram Rau's Remember the House.  In: Ayyappa Paniker, K., ed. Indian English literature since independence. New Delhi: Indian Association for English Studies, 1991. 148p. 1991 91-97

Misra, Kalpana; Roychowdhury, Debasmita, Vigilantes, virgins, and long suffering wives: the limitations of contemporary Indian television's  reconstructions of femininity.   Contemporary South Asia (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) 6, no.3 (Nov 1997) 247-258

 Ramamurti, K.S.,  Two Virgins--a problem novel.  In: Prasad, Madhusudan, ed. Perspectives on Kamala Markandaya. Ghaziabad: Vimal Prakashan, 1984. 269p. 1984 198-207

Williams, H.M.,  Victims and virgins: some characters in Markandaya's novels.  In: Prasad, Madhusudan, ed. Perspectives on Kamala Markandaya. Ghaziabad: Vimal Prakashan, 1984. 269p. 1984 28-36

DIVORCEES
Krishnakumari, N.S., Status of single women in India: a study of spinsters, widows, and divorcees.   New Delhi: Uppal Pub. House 1987 191p

Parihar, Lalita, Supreme Court: a doughty champion of the Muslim divorcees' right to maintenance.   In: Bhatia, K.L., ed. Judicial activism and social change. New Delhi: Deep & Deep Publications, 1990. 545p. 1990 365-383

DAUGHTERS
Adhikari, Ramesh K.; Gudalefsky, Adam B,  Some of our sons and daughters: Nepal meets mental retardation.  Kathmandu: Human and National Development Service 1981 246p.

 Agarwal, Bina, Widows versus daughters or widows as daughter? Property, land, and economic security in rural India.  Modern Asian Studies (London) 32, pt.1 (Feb 1998) 1-48

 Agarwal, Deepa, Sons vs. daughters--property laws against women.  Manushi (Delhi) 84 (Sep-Oct 1994) 27-29

Alkath-Gyaltsen, Indrani, Daughters of the house.  New Delhi; New York: Penguin Books 1991 156p

Aziz, K.M.A., Daughters and sons in rural Bangladesh: gender creation from birth to adolescence.  In: Krishnaraj, Maithreyi; Chanana, Karuna, eds. Gender and the household domain: social and cultural dimensions. New Delhi; Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1989. 264p. (Women and the household in Asia, 4.) 1989 55-73

Banerjee, Himani, Re-generation: mothers and daughters in Bengal's literary space.  In: Bose, Mandakranta, ed. The world my mother gave me: Asian women's perspectives and perceptions in literature. Vancouver: Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, 1998. v, 115p. 1998 1-29

 Bhattacharyya, Anjali, Mothers, daughters, and the changing rural scene.  In: Stewart, Tony K., ed. Shaping Bengali worlds, public and private. East Lansing: Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1989. 297p. (South Asia series: occasional paper, 37.) 1989 190-196

Dasgupta, P.C,  The daughters of Heaven in the art of the Nirganthas.   Jain Journal (Calcutta) 16, no.2 (Oct 1981) 47-58 + plates

Diller, Anthony, Tai languages in Assam: daughters or ghosts?   In: Compton, Carol J.; Hartmann, John F., eds. Papers on Tai languages, linguistics, and literatures: in honor of William J. Gedney on his 77th birthday. De Kalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Center for Southeast  Asian Studies, 1992. 302p. 1992 5-43

Goonatilake, Hema; Goonesekere, Savitri , Industrialisation and women workers in Sri Lanka: working conditions inside and outside the investment  promotion zone.   In: Heyzer, Noeleen, ed. Daughters in industry: work, skills, and consciousness of women workers in  Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Asian and Pacific Development Centre, 1988. 395p. 1988 184-208

 Heyer, Judith, The role of dowries and daughters' marriages in the accumulation and distribution of capital in a South Indian community.  Journal of International Development (Oxford, England) 4, no.4 (Jul-Aug 1992) 419-436

Hossain, Hameeda; Jahan, Roushan; Sobhan, Salma, Industrialisation and women workers in Bangladesh: from home-based work to the factories.  In: Heyzer, Noeleen, ed. Daughters in industry: work, skills, and consciousness of women workers in  Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Asian and Pacific Development Centre, 1988. 395p. 1988 107-135

Jain, Jyoti Prasad, Eminent Jains of Mahavira's times (III)--the illustrious daughters of Chetaka.   Jaina Antiquary (Arrah, Bihar) 40, no.1 (Jun 1987) 8-15

 Jayakody, Soma; Goonatilake, Hema ,  Industrial action by women workers in Sri Lanka: the polytex garment workers.   In: Heyzer, Noeleen, ed. Daughters in industry: work, skills, and consciousness of women workers in Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Asian and Pacific Development Centre, 1988. 395p. 1988 292-307

Joshi, Mary Sissons, English and North American daughters-in-law in the Hindu joint family.  In: Breger, Rosemary; Hill, Rosanna, eds. Cross-cultural marriage: identity and choice. Oxford, Eng.; New York: Berg, 1998. 241p. (Cross-cultural perspectives on women, v.20.) 1998 171-191

 Karki, Yagya B.,  Sex preference and the value of sons and daughters in Nepal.  Studies in Family Planning (New York) 19, no.3 (May-Jun 1988) 169-178

Karki, Yagya B., Sex preference and the value of sons and daughters in Nepal.   Studies in Family Planning (New York) 19, no.3 (May 1988) 169-178

 Karki, Yagya B., Sex preference and the value of sons and daughters in Nepal.   Studies in Family Planning (New York) 19, no.3 (May 1988) 169-178

Khan, Nighat Said, Industrialisation, culture and women workers in Pakistan.   In: Heyzer, Noeleen, ed. Daughters in industry: work, skills, and consciousness of women workers in Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Asian and Pacific Development Centre, 1988. 395p. 1988 136-183

Kishwar, Madhu, The daughters of Aryavarta.   Indian Economic and Social History Review (Delhi) 23, no.2 (Apr-Jun 1986) 151-186

 Kishwar, Madhu,  The daughters of Aryavarta.   In: Krishnamurty, J., ed. Women in colonial India: essays on survival, work and the state. Delhi:
     Oxford UP, 1989. 247p. 1989 78-113

 Kishwar, Madhu, When daughters are unwanted: sex discrimination tests in India.  Manushi (Delhi) 86 (Jan-Feb 1995) 15-22

Liddle, Joanna; Joshi, Rama, Daughters of independence: gender, caste, and class in India.  New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press 1989 264p (Repr. of 1986.)

 Mahale, Prabha, Basavis of Karnatak-the daughters endowed with masculine privileges.  Eastern Anthropologist (Lucknow) 39, no.2 (Apr-Jun 1986) 125-130

Malliha, M.,  Janakiammal [a woman's story of survival and fight to educate her daughters].  Manushi (New Delhi) Jul-Aug (1979) 5-6

 Menon, Leela Damodar, From mothers to daughters--matrilinial families in Kerala.   Manushi (Delhi) 84 (Sep-Oct 1994) 22-26

Meserve, Walter J.,  Shakuntala's daughters: women in contemporary Indian drama.  World Literature Today (Norman, OK) 63, no.3 (Sum 1989) 421-424

Miller, Barbara D., Unwanted daughters in northwest India: the convergence of household priorities and national population  policy.   In: Correa, Hector, ed. Unwanted pregnancies and public policy: an international perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 1994. xiv, 243p. 1994 193-207

 Mitter, Sara S., Dharma's daughters: contemporary Indian women and Hindu culture.  New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press 1991 198p

 Nuckolls, Charles W., Fathers and daughters in a south Indian goddess myth: cultural ambivalence and the dynamics of desire.  Contributions to Indian Sociology (Delhi) 31, no.1 (Jan-Jun 1997) 51-77

 Pearson, Anne M.,  'Mothers and daughters: the transmission of religious practice and the formation of Hindu identity among  Hindu immigrant women in Ontario'.   In: Rukmani, T.S., ed. Hindu diaspora: global perspectives. Montreal: Chair in Hindu Studies, Concordia University, 1999. 473p. 1999 427-442

Ramaswamy, Sumathi,  Tamil: language and poetics of womanhood in Tamilnad.   South Asia Research (London) 12, no.1 (May 1992) 38-59

Rath, Rajalaxmi; Ashraf, Nehal, Our abused tribal daughters.   Man in India (Ranchi) 77, nos.2-3 (Jun-Sep 1997) 275-281

 Said, Hakim Mohammed, Love and peace fragrances are lingering: speeches delivered by school girls at SAARC Little Daughters'  Conference, organised by Bazm-e-Hamdard Naunehal.  Karachi: Hamdard Foundation Press 1990 105p

Singh, Veena, How difficult are difficult daughters? Sunlight on a Broken Column and Different Daughters as female  Bildungsroman [Manju Kapur's debut novel].  In: Gupta, Santosh, ed. Contemporary Indian literature: positions and expositions. Jaipur, India: Rawat
     Publications, 2000. 199p. 2000 161-175

 Sivaramayya, B., Of daughters, sons and widows: discrimination in inheritance laws.   Manushi (Delhi) no.100 (May-Jun 1997) 27-31

Sudha, B.; Sivasankara Reddy, K., Intergenerational differences between mothers and their daughters as a function of mothers' educational  level.  South Asian Social Scientist (Madras) 4, no.1 (Jan-Jun 1988) 53-62

Wadley, Susan S.,   Women as mother, daughters and wives in north Indian folk literature.  Asian Thought and Society (Oneonta, NY) 6, no.16 (Apr 1981) 4-24

 Wilentz, Amy; Noorani, Shehzad, Daughters of darkness.  Mother Jones (San Francisco) (Jul-Aug 2000) 54-59  (BANGLADESH)
 

MAIDENS
Amore, Roy C.; Shinn, Larry D, Lustful maidens and ascetic kings: Buddhist and Hindu stories of life.  New York: Oxford University Press 1981 198p.

Kamil, Sikander, Maidenhood, marriage and fieldwork: experiences in India and Pakistan.   In: Panini, M.N., ed. From the female eye: accounts of women fieldworkers studying their own  communities. Delhi: Hindustan Pub. Corp., 1991. 114p. (Women in development series, 2.) 1991 36-40

Sheth, Noel
     Title: Krsna's stealing of the herds;maidens' clothes
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OTHER SEARCHES
--CLIO - WOMEN AND SOUTH ASIA
 Jayawardena, Kumari.  The White Woman's Other Burden: Western Women and South
                      Asia during British Colonial Rule.

Kumar, Nita, ed. Women as Subjects: South Asian Histories.

 Minault, Gail. MAKING INVISIBLE WOMEN VISIBLE: STUDYING HISTORY OF MUSLIM WOMEN IN SOUTH ASIA. South Asia [Australia] 1986 9(1): 1-13.

Kandiyoti, Deniz, IDENTITY AND ITS DISCONTENTS: WOMEN AND THE
                       NATION.Millennium: Journal of International Studies [Great Britain] 1991
                       20(3): 429-443.
Ramusack, Barbara N., FROM SYMBOL TO DIVERSITY: THE HISTORICAL
                       LITERATURE ON WOMEN IN INDIA.  South Asia Research [Great Britain] 1990 10(2): 139-157.
Sakala, Carol. Women of South Asia: A Guide to Resources.
 

SATI - FROM MLA
Banerjee, Pompa, Burning Questions: Widows, Witches, and Early Modern European Travel Narratives of India.   Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies. 29(3):529-61. 1999 Fall Durham, NC

Hiltebeitel, Alf,  Fathers of the Bride, Fathers of Sati: Myths, Rites, and Scholarly Practices
Source.  Thamyris. 6(1):65-94. 1999 Spring Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fludernik, Monika, Suttee Revisited: From the Iconography of Martyrdom to the Burkean Sublime
Source.  New Literary History. 30(2):411-37. 1999 Spring Charlottesville, VA

McLeer, Anne,  Saving the Victim: Recuperating the Language of the Victim and Reassessing Global Feminism.  Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 13(1):41-55. 1998 Winter Eugene, OR

Hardgrove, Anne, Sati Worship and Marwari Public Identity in India
Source.  Journal of Asian Studies. 58(3):723-52. 1999 Aug Salt Lake City, UT

Chapin, J.,  Postcolonial Action: Hannah Arendt, Public/Private, Sati and the Recuperation of Subaltern Agency.  Weber Studies. 15(1):41-54. 1998 Winter Ogden, UT

Betts, Christopher,  Constructing Utilitarianism: Montesquieu on Suttee in the Lettres persanes
Source.  French Studies. 51(1):19-29. 1997 Jan 3NA, England
 

 Kulkarni, A. R., Sati in the Maratha Country.  Images of Women in Maharashtrian Literature and Religion. Feldhaus, Anne (ed. and introd.). vii, 281 pp. State U of New York P. Albany, NY; 171-98, 1996

Harlan, Lindsey,  Sati: The Story of Godavari.  Devi: Goddesses of India. Hawley, John S. (ed. & prol.); Wulff, Donna M. (ed.). xii, 352 pp. U of California P. Berkeley; 227-49, 1996

Kanwar, Anju, Briscoe's Alt(a)rnative: Durga or Sati? Woolf and Hinduism in To the Lighthouse.   Virginia Woolf: Texts and Contexts. Daugherty, Beth Rigel (ed.); Barrett, Eileen (ed.). xxix, 315 pp. Pace UP. New York; 104-09, 1996

Rajan, Rajeswari Sunder,  Representing Sati: Continuities and Discontinuities.   Death & Representation. Goodwin, Sarah Webster (ed.); Bronfen, Elisabeth (ed.). viii, 336 pp.  Johns Hopkins UP. Baltimore, MD; 285-311, 1993

Veer, Peter van der, Sati and Sanskrit: The Move from Orientalism to Hinduism.   The Point of Theory: Practices of Culture Analysis. Bal, Mieke (ed. & pref.); Boer, Inge E. (ed. & pref.);  Culler, Jonathan (introd.). 333 pp. Continuum. New York; 251-59, 1994

Chemburkar, Jaya, A Daksakanya Sati Myth - a Study.   Journal of the Oriental Institute. 39(3-4):207-12. 1990 Mar-June Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Marcus, Jane, Britannia Rules The Waves.   Decolonizing Tradition: New Views of Twentieth-Century 'British' Literary Canon. Lawrence, Karen R. (ed.  & introd.). xiv, 291 pp.  U of Illinois P. Urbana; 136-62, 1992
 

 Sabin, Margery, The Suttee Romance.  Raritan-A Quarterly Review. 11(2):1-24. 1991 Fall New Brunswick, NJ

Rajan, Rajeswari Sunder, The Subject of Sati: Pain and Death in the Contemporary Discourse on Sati
Source.  Yale Journal of Criticism. 3(2):1-27. 1990 Spring Baltimore, MD

Mani, Lata, Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India.   The Nature and Context of Minority Discourse. JanMohamed, Abdul R. (ed.); Lloyd, David (ed.). xi, 472 pp.  Oxford UP. New York; 319-56, 1990

Chowdhry, Prem,  An Alternative to the Sati Model: Perceptions of a Social Reality in Folklore.  Asian Folklore Studies. 49(2):259-274. 1990 Nagoya, Japan

Carpenter, Rebecca. 'More Likely to Be the End of Experience': Women in Love, Sati, and the Marriage-Plot Tradition,  Modern Language Association of America. New York, NY; 217-20. 2001 In Approaches to Teaching the Works of D. H. Lawrence. Sargent, M. Elizabeth (ed. and introd.); Watson, Garry (ed. and introd.).

Banerjee, Pompa. Hard to Swallow: Women, Poison, and Hindu Widowburning, 1500-1700 Continuity &
Change. 15(2):187-207. 2000
                                                                   
Fludernik, Monika. Suttee as Heroic Martyrdom, Liebestod and Emblem of Women's Oppression: From
Orientalist to Feminist Appropriations of a Hindu Rite in Four Narrative Genres Recherches Anglaises et
Americaines. 33:145-80. 2000
                                                                   
Gilmartin, Sophie. The Sati, the Bride, and the Widow: Sacrificial Woman in the Nineteenth Century Victorian Literature & Culture. 25(1):141-58. 1997. Stony Brook, NY
                                                                   
Nussbaum, Felicity. 'An Affectionate and Voluntary Sacrifice': Sati, Rape, and Marriage in British Narratives of the East Nineteenth-Century Contexts. 19(4):347-71. 1996. Notre Dame, IN
                                                                   
 Sharma, Renuka. Bilimoria, Purushottama. Where Silence Burns: Sati (Suttee) in India, Mary Daly's
Gynocritique, and Resistant Spirituality Pennsylvania State UP. University Park, PA; 322-48. 2000  Feminist Interpretations of Mary Daly. Hoagland, Sarah Lucia (ed. and introd.); Frye, Marilyn (ed. and
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Ananya. Dancing Death by Fire: In Search of Roop Kanwar Women & Performance: a Journal of Feminist
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CONCUBINES

Balzani, Marzia; Joshi, Varsha, The death of a concubine's daughter: palace manuscripts as a source for the study of the Rajput elite.  South Asia Research (London) 14, no.2 (Aut 1994) 136-162


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