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Widow of a Brahmin committing suttee, India

Widow of a Brahmin committing suttee, India

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Widow of a Brahmin committing suttee on her husband's funeral pyre, India, 1815. Despite attempts made from the 16th century to stop this practice, first by Indian Mohammedan emperors and then by the British, it lingered in Hindu communities until at least 1877.

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