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Sati, the Blessing and the C...

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Several years ago in Rajasthan, an eighteen-year-old woman was burned on her husband’s funeral pyre and thus became sati. Before ascending the pyre, she was expected to deliver both blessings and curses: blessings to guard her family and cl… more

Sati, the Blessing and the Curse: The Burning of Wives in India
Oxford University Press, USA , English