Women in World History: Sati


Subject:
Faiths , Women , Religion , Hinduism

Description:
Learning module about sati, a concept originating in the Laws of Manu (India), which "declared that a Hindu widow ... was not to remarry, while a Hindu widower was permitted to marry again. Gradually, the word sati was used to designate the ritual of self-immolation or self-sacrifice by a Hindu widow on her husband's pyre." Provides readings, documents, teaching materials, and a brief bibliography. From the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University.

Publisher:
Center for History and New Media

Language:
English

Source:
http://chnm.gmu.edu/wwh/modules/lesson5/lesson5.php?s=0


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