Sati was abolished to protect religious tradition, not women

In the early decades of the 19th century, British India witnessed a heated debate over the question of whether the practice of sati should be legally permitted. The debate had little to do with modern concepts such as human rights. Its real point was discovering and restoring “true Hindu tradition.”

Keep reading

All text on this website unless otherwise declared is licensed under under a CC BY 4.0 International License.

If you would like to get in touch with us for any reason, please write to