Sati, the Blessing and the Curse

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John Stratton Hawley
Oxford University Press, 1994 - Sati - 214 pages
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This is a collection of essays on the phenomenon of sati (or suttee), the burning of wives in India. The contributors, who include both American and Indian scholars, address basic questions about this controversial phenomenon and the moral issues it involves.
  

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Sati the story of Shiva was Assom BUT LATER PRACTICES OF SATI WERE not good they were worst later they were modified by good leaders

Contents

Introduction
3
The Iconographies of Sati
27
Sati in European Culture
55
Sati Tradition in Rajasthan
79
Feminist Responses
101
The Public
131
Widows as Cultural Symbols
149
The Mysteries and Communities of Sati
175
Bibliography 795
195
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