Widows Of India — The Indomitable Will

It is true that self-immolation or sati upon the funeral pyre of one’s husband has been banned in India for some time but the saddening acts of shunning and abandoning widows is ever present. The number of shelters run by the government has been increasing at an alarming rate. Vrindavan, considered by Hindus to be […]

via Widows Of India — The Indomitable Will

 

Roaming the web I stumbled upon this story.  (Not in a sense of spammer roaming.) I had no idea this was going on. I knew the sati has long been banned, long ago made illegal. It never made sense to begin with. A live person burning to death??

But why are all these widows left in such in straitened circumstances?  Doesn’t whatever she and her husband accumulated doesn’t belongs to her?

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A. White, a former librarian who is also long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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2 Responses to Widows Of India — The Indomitable Will

  1. Saks Girl says:

    I thought they stopped that years ago?

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    • The open funerary pyre has been stopped but that didn’t entirely erase the smear of being a widow. It all depends upon where the woman lives and her income level whether a woman is still stigmatized in India for being a widow.

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