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Week 8 Sati as“Contentious Tradition”  Sati; practise of burning by widow was prohibited in 1829 in India under English rule o It is her duty, By immolating herself prior to death of husband, she bes to enjoy heavenly pleasure with her husband, so she escapes the cycle of birth and death o Based on the consent of women,  Societies used to matriarchy then switched patriarchy- through force and refusal- female goddess married by male goddess o The prohinition of sati in 1829  East india company begins to commmerical tradw with india and toward the mid 1000 the east india company becomes from taders to rulers
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