The Little Known Custom of Sambandham: Women With Many Husbands

And how Victorian morality changed it all

Sati was a practice in Hinduism where a widow jumped into her husband’s funeral pyre and killed herself. In 1829, thanks to reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the barbaric practice was abolished.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Aravind Balakrishnan

Introvert or Shy? Not sure. Bibliophile or Cine-buff? Both. Nethead or Story-writer? Still dunno. All I know is I want to write to live and I live to write.