Sati

Sati

Author: Sakuntala Narasimhan

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: IND:30000026263693

Category: History

Page: 202

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Sati--the burning of a widow on her husband's funeral pyre--has for centuries been one of the few ways in which women of India could achieve renown, respect, and even deification. This eye-opening work exposes what this still persistent ritual (officially outlawed in 1829) reveals about this society and about the women who choose or are forced to become sati. 8-page insert.
Sati
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Sakuntala Narasimhan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Anchor Books

Sati--the burning of a widow on her husband's funeral pyre--has for centuries been one of the few ways in which women of India could achieve renown, respect, and even deification. This eye-opening work exposes what this still persistent ritual (officially outlawed in 1829) reveals about this society and about the
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