- a Hindu widow who offers herself on the funeral pile alongside her husband's body
- a funeral ritual in which a Hindu widow who offers herself on the funeral pile alongside
her husband's body
Example Sentences Including 'sati'
Partly because of her age, but also because of her kinship to Bhim Sen Thapa, the young girl was excused from performing sati.
BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)
That is why there was a consensus, though not unanimity, on the abolition of sati propounded by Rajaram Mohan Roy.
The critic, Hasan Suroor, castigated him for "defending" the caste system and sati in the name of Indian culture.
Outlook India (2004)
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