Hindu widow-burning, 19th Century illustration

Hindu widow-burning, 19th Century illustration

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Caption: Hindu widow-burning. 1884 illustration of a widow about to be burned during a Hindu sati ceremony. Sati is an obsolete Hindu funeral custom where a widow offers herself as a sacrifice on her husband's funeral pyre, or commits suicide in another fashion shortly after her husband's death.

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