It is certain that the period 1851 – 1914 was an important time in the transition of leisure and cultural practices in Britain. These changes were led by a combination of the upper classes placing an emphasis on leisure time being used to create a sense of morality and rightness and a revolution in leisure … Continue reading The period 1851 – 1914 was an important time in the transition of leisure and cultural practices in Britain.
The ancient Asian practice of Sati is a funeral ritual whereby a recently widowed woman would commit suicide by throwing herself upon her husband's funeral pyre. Such self-immolation is most commonly a Hindu practice dating back to 4th Century BCE. There are many reported incidences of women being forced to commit suicide this way against her … Continue reading The Practice of Sati