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Gone with the Wind
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  • In India, when a man dies he is burned, instead of buried, and his wife always climbs on the funeral pyre and is burned with him.

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  • In 1829 India banned the Hindu custom of a widow’s suicide on her husband’s funeral pyre.
  • While cremation is not uncommon in the western world, open air funeral pyres are typically illegal.

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