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Hindu cremation ceremony, 18th century. Historical illustration of a scene from a book about the voyages of James Cook, which took place between 1768 and 1780. This scene shows the funeral and cremation of a Hindu (described as a worshipper of Vishnu). The voyages of James Cook did not visit India, but did include stops in what is modern-day Indonesia where there is an extensive history of Hinduism and Buddhism. Artwork published in 1835.
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