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Generally women volunteer themselves 4 SATI or they were forced 2 sit on d burning pyre of her husband?

Asked by Udayan Chatterji, 12 Jul '07 08:56 am
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We never come to know
Answered by anil garg, 25 Jul '09 11:06 pm

 
  
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Had this q been in Sex category my answer would'v been"But they relish it" but inthis catagory of Religion and spirituality I would say Now its History scarecely Repeated
Answered by Brojen Dey, 12 Jul '07 07:53 pm

 
  
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Although it was a combination of both, the first practice was more predominant. Such customs were generally prevalent in North India amongst the Rajputs. We could remember how Padmini had committed suicide voluntarily after the death of her husband, Raja Ratnasen after he was killed in the battle against Alauddin Khilji. They opined that there was no meaning in life after their life partners pass way. Now this practice has been strictly prohibited. William Bentinck played a vital role for the same.
Answered by raghavan pvv, 12 Jul '07 09:33 am

 
  
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