Suti

India's last known case of sati: 'She ceased to be a woman… was a Goddess'  | India News,The Indian Express

 

Suttee, Sanskrit sati (“good woman” or “chaste wife”), a Hindu custom of a wife immolating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband.

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Moths fly high
on this cold delight
of a summer’s night........
their wings sing
but my mind’s not right.......

See the showers spark high
in the flaming air,.........
sizzling on the water
blowing in her hair......

And the women heap wood
on the fragrant pyre
and the moths and the flames
shoot higher and higher...

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◄ Lotta Continua.

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