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India’s last known case of sati: ‘She ceased to be a woman... was a Goddess’

September 22, 2019 6:49 am

18-year-old Roop Kanwar remains India’s last known case of sati, her death stunning a nation and forcing a rewrite of its laws. 32 years later, as the last of the cases associated with her death winds its way through a Jaipur court, two Rajasthan villages keep her alive, in photos, and as a “devi” who will be worshipped

Reform, Despite Nay-Sayers

June 16, 2017 6:00 pm

The history of the abolition of sati is instructive for the triple talaq debate

Cops rule out ‘Sati’ after woman’s mysterious death

April 03, 2015 1:38 am

On Monday afternoon, Usha’s partially burnt body was found near her husband’s funeral pyre.

Suspected case of Sati in Latur, woman's body found from husband's funeral pyre

April 01, 2015 10:56 pm

Within hours of Tukaram's funeral, Usha had gone missing after the last rites were performed on her husband.

Spiralling trend

January 09, 2014 9:56 pm

The perspective of what's good and convenient for rural women cannot be decided by urban women or by politicians who want to do good.

The Power of Three

August 08, 2013 12:16 am

Stories of three women and their struggles come together on stage as part of an ongoing theatre festival in the city

Bride burning deserves death penalty: SC

November 04, 2010 12:41 am

Bride burning is a crime which deserves the death sentence because of the extreme depravity of mind.