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Ashes of Immortality: Widow-Burning in India
"At last, she arrives at the fatal end of the plank . . . and, with her hands crossed over her chest, falls straight downward, suspended for a moment in the air before being devoured by the burning pit that awaits her. . . ." This grisly 1829 account by Pierre Dubois demonstrates the usual European response to the Hindu custom of satis sacrificing themselves on the funeral ...more
Paperback, 329 pages
Published February 15th 2000 by University Of Chicago Press
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