She became a suttee, and was burnt the day after the body of the banker.'
He issued his proclamation abolishing the suttee in his district.
This extraordinary resolution of a female devotee put me in mind of the immolating custom of her countrywomen, called the suttee.
He speaks with sympathy of suttee, and he quotes the Volga-Kalmucks with approval.
Did we wait until India herself asked for the abolition of suttee?
He looked on it as one might look on the Hindoo drama of a suttee.
You may see her type in the Eastern harem, the Hindoo suttee, the Indian burden-bearer.
Rite of suttee abolished in Hindostan by the British authorities.
Thus originated the custom of suttee (wife-sacrifice) in many parts of India.
She happened to have been reading about suttee in a feminist paper only a day or two before.
"self-cremation of a Hindu widow on her husband's funeral pyre," 1786, from Hindi, from Sanskrit sati "virtuous woman," fem. of sat "good, wise," literally "existing," present participle of asmi "I am" (cognate with Latin esse; see essence). Properly, the word for the woman who does so. The custom was abolished in British India in 1829.