In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"On September 4th of 1987, Roop Kanwar died in the flames of her husband‘s funeralpyre. She, like other Hindu women before her, made this self sacrifice in the customary act of sati to prove her devotion to her husband, and to honor his life. Sati is a controversial topic. It is prohibited by the Indian government for its inhumanity, but there are people who find it critical to the Hindu faith."
"The Immoral Sati Ritual,"
Verbum: Vol. 8
, Article 8.
Available at: http://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/verbum/vol8/iss1/8