sati

Stephen Hodge s.hodge at PADMACHOLING.PLUS.COM
Thu Oct 23 19:58:42 EDT 2008


This might be of some general relevence.  I recollect having read many years 
ago Joseph Campbell's take on this -- probably in his Mythology quartet.  He 
had the idea that people only "existed" in ancient societies in terms of 
their social role -- hence the widow was "satii" precisely because she 
fulfilled her expected role.  On the other hand, anybody who did not fulfil 
their expected role wereliterally non-existent blanks on the social 
landscape.

Best wishes,
Stephen Hodge 



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