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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to the Partition, Whatthe BodyRemembertsells the story of Roop, the daughter of Bachan Singh, a man with some clout in the border village of Pari Darwaza in pre-Partition Punjab. Impressed from a young age with the inevitability of marriage and children, sixteen-year-old Roop accepts a proposal from the middle...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 68–84.
Published: 01 September 2000
... the sati of a woman named Roop Kanwar in Deorala district, Rajasthan, in September 1987. The Rajput community, to whom Roop Kanwar belonged, alleged that the feminists who protested her death were disparaging their Rajput Hindu identity. A powerful pro-sati campaign developed to "defend" Hinduism from...