Ritual Suicide

Praharaj, Samir Kumar (2011) Ritual Suicide. Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry, 27 (1-2). pp. 3-8. ISSN 0971-9962

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Abstract

Ritual suicide is the act of suicide motivated by a religious, spiritual, or traditional rituals and practices. There are several types of ritual suicide described in literature. There are other ritual suicides which were common in the past, nevertheless, occasional instances of them are still observed in recent times. There is a great overlap in the reasons underlying these ritual suicides. A PUBMED and GOOGLE search was undertaken using key word "ritual suicide" and was supplemented with manual search. The relevant literature is summarized in the present review.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ritual suicide; Sati; Altruism
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 06:12
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 06:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136497

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