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Widow Burning in India: A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Sati Tradition

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The historic Indian (Hindu) practice of a widow immolating herself on her husband's funeral pyre is known as Sati (Su-thi or Suttee). In ancient India, the sati custom was widespread among some sections of society, who either took the vow or considered it a great honor to die on their husbands' funeral pyres. The British Government outlawed the sati ceremony in 1829 by Lord Bentinck, Governor-General of India (1828 to 1835), and subsequently in 1987 by the Sati (Prevention) Act. There have been a few cases of sati in modern times in Rajasthan (1987), Uttar Pradesh (2006), Madhya Pradesh (2002 and 2006), and Chhattisgarh (2008). Sati is primarily practiced in regions of northern and central India. Isolated occurrences, which may be more but are not officially recorded, have often sparked controversy and social unrest in the country. The origins of the sati ceremony may be traced back to a tale. Sati's love to her husband Lord Shiva is shown in the tale via her self-sacrifice. In protest of her father's reluctance to invite Shiva to a sacrificial meeting, she committed herself.

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Sati’s Myth, Sati System Abolition, Amiya Sabha, Self-Immolation.

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"Widow Burning in India: A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Sati Tradition", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 7, page no.246-250, July-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRFJ06052.pdf

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"Widow Burning in India: A Socio-Legal Analysis of the Sati Tradition", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 7, page no. pp246-250, July-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIRFJ06052.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIRFJ06052
Registration ID: 320460
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 7 | Year July-2018
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Page No: 246-250
Country: -, -, India .
Area: Engineering
ISSN Number: 2349-5162
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