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  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Volume 61, Issue 1
  • February 1998, pp. 74-81

Sati: a review article

  • Werner Menskt (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 February 2009

The last recorded case of sati in India, the murder (for such it undoubtedly was) of Roop Kanwar, which took place in the large Rajasthani village of Deorala in 1987, has had many reverberations. In particular, it has served as a focus for international and Indian women activists' opposition to continuing gender violence and to male domination in general. Not surprisingly, the responses have been wide-ranging, from individual and collective acts of feminist solidarity to various attempts at local level, mainly by men and political agencies, to discredit this particular women's movement.

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Catherine Hakim , ‘Five feminist myths about women's employment’, British Journal of Sociology, 46/3, 1995, 429–55.

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