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Death by Fire: Sati, Dowry Death and Female Infanticide in Modern India

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The Indian village of Deorala in Rajasthan is neither remote nor feudal. There is running water and electricity, and the villagers have had television for over 20 years. On 4 September 1987, before a crowd of several thousand people, mostly men, 18-year-old Roop Kanwar was burned alive on her husband's funeral pyre, dressed in her bridal finery. The apparent revival of an ancient tradition opened old wounds in Indian society and focussed world attention on the status and treatment of women in modern India. The ancient ...

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Death by Fire: Sati, Dowry Death, and Female Infanticide in Modern India 2002, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813531021

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Death by Fire: Sati, Dowry Death and Female Infanticide in Modern India 2002, Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ), London

ISBN-13: 9780753813355

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Death by Fire: Sati, Dowry Death and Female Infanticide in Modern India 2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297607243

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