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India / France: 'The Manner in which the Indian Women Cast Themselves into ye Flames after ye Decease of their Husbands' [sati or suttee], engraving, Bernard Picart (1673 - 1733), 1728
Sati (also spelled suttee) is an obsolete Hindu funeral custom where a widow immolates herself on her husband's pyre, or commits suicide in another fashion shortly...
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