Brahmin ceremony

Brahmin ceremony

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Caption: Brahmin ceremony, The ceremony of a woman burning herself upon the same funeral pile as the corpse of her husband. From an album of 38 watercolour drawings of ceremonies undertaken during the life of a Brahmin. Image taken from The Lives of the Brahmins. Originally published in c.1820.

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Keywords: artwork, brahma, brahmin, cadaver, corpse, dead body, discipline, female, females, funeral, hindu, hinduism, historical, history, illustration, image techniques, organisms, rite of passage, the lives of the brahmins, watercolor, watercolour, woman, women

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