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In 1829, which Governor-General of British India prohibited the practice of 'Sati' ?

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In 1829, which Governor-General of British India prohibited the practice of 'Sati' ?
posted Jul 16, 2015 by Ritika

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William Bentinck, the Governor of Bengal, to pass a law banning sati practice (widow burning) in British India and his persuasion bore fruit and practice was banned by a law passed in 1829 in Bengal Presidency, which was later extended in 1830 to Madras and Bombay Presidency.

answer Jul 16, 2015 by Amit Kumar Pandey
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