Revival: Suttee (1928): A Historical and Philosophical Enquiry Into the Hindu Rite of Widow-Burning

1st Edition

Edward John Thompson

Published January 29, 2019
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9781138566408 - CAT# Y381801
Series: Routledge Revivals

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I suppose the impulse to write this book dates back to my shame and anger in India when men and women of my own race extolled suttee, and the amazement with which I first saw the memorials of Hindu kings, with the sati’s couching forms.

But the impulse was slight, and would have slept but for a publisher’s interest. Messrs. Allen & Unwin passed on to me questions asked about suttee by their reader when reporting on my share in Three Eastern Plays. Receiving my reply, they suggested that I should right on this subject.


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