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Honorable East India Company A Suttee

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0189 Author/Creator: Honorable East India Company Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 22 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One engraving entitled "A Suttee" circa 1861-1877. Depicts a Indian ritualistic suicide. A female figure sits atop her deceased husbands funeral pyre. A crowd of men and women observe the ritual. Caption notes "from a drawing in the possession of the Hon: E. I. C." (aka Honorable East India Company).

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: IndiaSuicideDeathFuneralsWomen's HistoryWomen's Rights

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