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Dowry and Sati are two different marriage related practices in Hindu society. Dowry is the practice of giving the man money for the bride or the bride will bring money and or other such things as a gift when she marries the husband. However Sati is the practice of wife burning, this is where when the husband of a Hindu wife dies she walks into the funeral pyre, and or burns her self. In modern times however this practice has been banned because of the obviously cruel and murderous nature of the practice. In recent times however either sometimes the women will voluntarily walk into the funeral pyre or more often they will be burned in a kitchen fire. The wives are often doused with kerosene and light on fire. It is believed that likely it is a group of men or other people who are hard core traditionalists that do this practice so that they will follow their religious beliefs. The main reason this practice has been so adopted by women is that women after their husbands die have no real value in their societies so it is either death or
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