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  • n  the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband

  • At the same time, the Protestant missionaries attacked Hinduism's most flagrant corruptionscaste system and child marriage, enforced widowhood, suttee (a widow's suicide on .
  • Take advantage of this once in a lifetime offer: witness the traditional Indian suttee, a barbaric ritual in which a willing Hindu widow is cremated on the funeral pyre of her .
  • With such proverbs as these, Indians have for centuries coldly praised the suttee: "a good woman" who allows herself to be burned to death at her husband's funeral.

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