International Journal of Applied Philosophy

Volume 34, Issue 2, Fall 2020

Jane Duran
Pages 235-241

Sati and the Hindu Woman
Tradition and Context

Sati as a trope for the general status of women within certain portions of the Hindu cultures of India is examined, with a view toward clarification of its history and current context. The work of Sangari and Vaid, Banerjee and Mala Sen is cited, and the notion that sati is a misappropriated concept is analyzed.