Self Sacrifice in Ancient India

Today we’re looking into self sacrifice in ancient India. Why did people do it? How did people think about death and the afterlife? Who were the gods people would sacrifice themselves for? And why would a widow sacrifice herself by sitting on top of her dead husband's funeral pyre? 

Kate is Betwixt the Sheets with Mary Storm to find out all about it.

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