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147 Abhivanagupta, 105 Abolition of Sati Act (1829), 7, 20–­ 21, 22 Abu-­Lughod, Lila: Veiled Sentiments, 94 affective, 82, 97, 102, 124n26 Ahmad, Nazir: as acolyte of Khan, 60, 63–­ 64; career of, 60; Fasana-­e-­Mubtala (The Story of Mubtala), 6, 60, 62, 64–­ 65, 67–­ 71, 76; Ibn ul-­ Vaqt (Son of the Moment), 60, 63–­ 64, 75–­ 76; Mirat ul-­ Arus (The Bride’s Mirror), 60, 62, 71–­ 75, 76, 81, 90, 106, 118n22, 132n16; novels of, 17, 79, 82; Taubat un-­Nasuh (The Penitence of Nasuh), 60, 64, 65–­ 66; use of colloquial Urdu by, 106 akhara, 51 Alif-­Laila, 90 Aligarh movement, 4, 8–­ 9, 59, 60, 71, 79, 82, 88, 128n11 Anderson, Benedict, 99 “angel of the house” notion, 4, 9, 98 anuvad, 104–­ 5, 106 Appiah, Kwame Anthony: “Liberalism, Individuality, and Identity,” 125n33 Asad, Talal: Formations of the Secular, 49–­ 50, 101, 133n10 ashraf elite reformers. See Muslim sharif society Awadh, nawabs of, 77–­ 78, 111–­ 12, 131n9 Awami League of East Pakistan, 111 “axioms of imperialism,” 11 Ayub Khan dictatorship, 111 baishya (vaishya) , 21. See also Gaudiya Vaishnavism Bangladesh, 111 Bannerjee, Surendranath, 120n12 Bannerji, Himani: “Pygmalion Nation,” 13 Beauvoir, Simone de, 15, 119n34 begumati zuban, 87 Begum of Bhopal, 73 Bengali natak [play], 104 Bengali nationalist movement, 39, 49–­ 50, 100 Bengali novels: comparative literature approach to, 5–­ 7, 103–­ 9; literary genealogy of, 104; Index 148 ❘ Index narrative strategies, 104–­ 6; reuse of plotlines and tropes, 104–­ 5; similarities with Urdu novels, 6; widow remarriage as subject of, 4, 22–­ 58. See also specific authors Bengal Renaissance, 7–­ 13 Bentham, Jeremy: “Analysis of the Influence of Natural Religion”, 126n53 Bhabha, Homi: “The World and the Home,” 18, 126n51. See also unhomely, notion of bhadralok society: class-­ immorality correlation, 43; destabilization of norms, 31, 32–­ 33, 35, 44–­ 45, 51–­ 56; division into outer and inner world, 13, 18, 31–­ 35, 36; fraught relationship with Gaudiya Vaishnavism, 25, 40; gender’s intersection with caste and class, 45, 118n24, 119n2, 123n6; Hindu revival, 25, 40, 119n2; hostility toward Saratchandra Chatterjee, 39–­ 40; modernity and, 35–­ 37; patriarchal structures, 21–­ 37, 40–­ 58, 75–­ 76, 98–­ 99; serial publication of novels, 117n9; topic of widow remarriage debated in, 22, 55–­ 56; widows’ place in, 21–­ 37; women shunned by, 39–­ 49 bhajan poetry, 43, 51–­ 56, 133–­ 34n12 bhakti: as feminized form of worship, 121n17; madhur rasa merged with, 55; revival of, 120n12; as spiritual subjugation, 17, 24, 50, 52, 101 Bharatbarsha (journal), 117n9 bhasha literature, 105 bhava, 52 Bloom, Harold, 104–­ 5 Brahmanic Hinduism, 25 Brahmo Samaj, 120–­ 21n12 Bride’s Mirror, The (Mirat ul-­ Arus), 60, 62, 71–­ 75, 76, 81, 90, 106, 118n22, 132n1 British novel: genres of, 12, 132n14; literary genealogy of, 104; social reform novel differentiated from, 11–­ 12, 103–­ 4 British Raj: attitudes toward low-­ caste women, 123n15; attitudes toward nationalist women, 118–­ 19n26; Khan’s views on, 128n10; Muslim sharif society in, 59–­ 60, 62–­ 64, 85–­ 89; Revolt of 1857 against, 7, 59, 63, 77, 78, 79, 111–­ 12; sati abolished by, 7, 20–­ 21; status of Indian women used as justification for, 4, 7–­ 9, 20–­ 21, 71, 75, 98, 103, 117–­ 18n11, 122n4, 127n1 brothels, 33, 43, 67, 76, 77, 78–­ 79, 107. See also kothas Burma, Bengali migrants to, 44–­ 45, 124n19 Burton, Antoinette: Dwelling in the Archive, 133n40 Butler, Judith: “Bodies and Power Revisited,” 16; Bodies that Matter, 90; Excitable Speech, 95, 133n38; Gender Trouble, 96–­ 97; “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution,” 92, 93; The Psychic Life of Power, 73; “Sex and Gender in Simone de Beauvoir’s Second Sex,” 15, 119n34 Carpenter, Mary, 71 Carroll, Lucy: “Law, Custom, and Statutory Social Reform,” 120n9 cathexis, concept of, 10, 118n19 Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, 25, 27, 120–­ 21nn12–­ 13, 125–­ 26n42. See also Gaudiya Vaishnavism Chakrabarty, Dipesh: Habitations of Modernity, 100; Provincializing Europe, 28–­ 29, 35–­ 36, 100–­ 101 Chakravarti, S. C.: Philosophical Foundation of Bengal Vaishnavism, 125n42, 126n43, 126n45, 126n48 Chakravarti, Uma: “Gender, Caste Index ❘ 149 and Labour,” 123n6; “Whatever Happened to the Vedi Dasi?”, 122n4 Chandidas, 53, 57 Characterless (Charitraheen), 40, 41–­ 45, 57, 105–­ 6 Charulata (film), 117n1 Chatterjee, Bankimchandra: Anandamath, 100–­ 101, 122n34; Bisha Briksha (The Poison Tree), 23, 33, 42, 57, 105–­ 6, 121n20; career of, 22, 118n22; colonial history of the nation, 99; “The Confessions of a Young Bengal,” 22–­ 23; critical reception of, 107–­ 8; familiarity with Vedic literature, 105; hatred toward Muslims, 122n34; Hindu beliefs of...

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9780810134249
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