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Introduction

Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar

in Hindu Widow Marriage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156332
eISBN:
9780231526609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156332.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introductory chapter provides a brief biography of Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar, who promoted the passage of Act XV of 1856, granting Hindu widows the legal right to remarry. Vidyasagar was the ... More


Book Two

Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar

in Hindu Widow Marriage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156332
eISBN:
9780231526609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156332.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter critiques the objections to widow marriage to prove that it is in accordance with the authoritative treatises. Some have ruled out that the passage from Parashara regarding marriage ... More


Hindu Widow Marriage

Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156332
eISBN:
9780231526609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156332.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Before the passage of the Hindu Widow's Re-marriage Act of 1856, Hindu tradition required a woman to live as a virtual outcast after her husband's death. Widows were expected to shave their heads, ... More


Book One

Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar

in Hindu Widow Marriage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156332
eISBN:
9780231526609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156332.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter determines whether or not widow marriage is a required sacred performance. Parashara Samhita, the authoritative treatise on duty for the Kali Yuga (current eon), provides three ... More


Anonymous

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0051
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

The French Revolution became a source of inspiration for many American women to express their support for Republican principles in both words and actions. On July 20, 1793, the City Gazette and Daily ... More


Sikhs and the Mutiny of 1857

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter studies the mutiny of 1857, which was caused by a variety of well-intentioned but ill-timed measures by several governors general. The first section identifies these causes in detail, ... More


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