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Sati & Hinduism: a misconception

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“Why is it that Hindu women have to burn themselves when their husbands die?”

This question was relayed to the Hindu speaker at an event in Brighton University. The speaker smiled and asked the largely Hindu audience whether they had actually heard of any woman amongst their family or friends who had burnt herself when her husband died, or had even been encouraged to do so. The crowd, of course, answered in the negative.

Full article @ http://www.hinduvoice.co.uk/Issues/7/Sati.htm

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