You clearly overreact by talking in a tone like present day Indians are responsible for all those Sati crimes that took place like when, in the 19th century? For God's sake no one among us was even bor. I only said I understand the significance of some of these rituals - chasteness was considered very important to high-caste Hindu women and bonds of affection between husband and wife often run so deep in Indian society that it's considered cosmic and eternal. Many wives offer religious penance so that they may be re-united with their husbands in the next birth. Historical records prove some of these Sati crimes took place because women almost forced themselves in the cremation pyre. It's like their husbands meant the whole world and they couldn't even imagine living without them - those feelings were true, pure, unadulterated. Deep affection can make people do stupidest of things.<quoted text>
"maybe you should lighten up"
Maybe, but as a woman, I find it hard to lighten up about women being burned alive.
Also, in those days - most Indians were poor and illiterate. "Honour" was their only possession and it meant a lot to them - the whole world.