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Sacrifice and Self immolation in Karnataka

Title:Sacrifice and Self immolation in Karnataka
Author:Pratibha Chinnappa
Publication:Itihasa Darshana / Karnataka Itihasa Academy (R) Bangalore
Enumeration:Vol 7, 1992
Abstract:Though human sacrifice prevailed in India, but with the advent of Jainism and Buddhism it almost vanished.But men bound to the King as bodyguards continued this spirit of self sacrifice voluntarily.There are also instances where women too sacrificed to save a dam or a tank. The paper illustrates the point with the help of a folk song Kerege hara. Here the woman did not die voluntarily, but was forced to sacrifice. Such practices can be described as `social victimisation`.

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