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Sati: Historical and Phenomenological Essays

by Arvind Sharma, M.N. Srinivas

  • ISBN: 9788120805613, 8120805615
  • Year of Publication: 1988
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 129
  • Language: English
  • Regular price ₹ 395.00

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    The phenomenon of Sati, on account of its dramatic and tragic element, has

    always commanded considerable attention. This has not always been

    complemented by adequate analysis. Even when the treatment of the subject

    has transcended sensationalism, it has not always been sufficiently

    nuanced. This book hopes to remedy this situation by bringing to bear on

    the topic (whose relevance the recent recurrences of the phenomena have

    highlighted) a measure of methodological sophistication which was not

    possible prior to the emergence of the History of Religions as a



    On the whole, the book is a welcome addition to surveys in social history

    of India. The essayists have succeeded in provoking future scholars to

    probe further the causes of the burning of widows and evaluate the

    suggestions of P.V. Kane and Marshman

    About the Author(s)

    Arvind Sharma is Birks Professor of comparative Religious at Mcgill University, Montreal, Canada. He is the author of numerous books including The Philosophy of Religion: A Buddhist perspective 1995 and classical hindu thought An Introduction 2000.