The Dashing Ladies of Shiv Sena

Political Matronage in Urbanizing India

Author: Tarini Bedi

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: History

Page: 318

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Explores the activities and political personas of women activists in Shiv Sena, a militant Indian political party. Rich in detail, this book tells the stories of women of Shiv Sena (Shivaji’s Army), a militant political party in Western India. It provides insight into the political networks powered by lower-level women politicians in postcolonial, globalizing cities and on their margins. Based on more than ten years of in-depth ethnographic fieldwork with the women of Shiv Sena, the work shows how women political activists in urbanizing India conjure political authority through the inventive, dangerous, and transgressive political personas known as “dashing ladies.” Tarini Bedi develops a feminist theory of brokerage politics, arguing that political grids where women employ political, symbolic, and material resources through the political system may be seen as channels of what can be termed “political matronage.”

The Sorrows of Satan

Or, The Strange Experience of One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire

Author: Marie Corelli



Category: Devil

Page: 471

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An impoverished novelist suddenly inherits a vast fortune from a distant relation but unwittingly makes a pact with the Devil when he accepts the help of the aristocratic Prince Lucio Rimanez, who graciously offers to show him how to spend his money and fulfill all his earnest desires.

Twenty Years Ago

From the Journal of a Girl in Her Teens

Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik




Page: 277

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