Sati (Sanskrit for the feminine of “true”) — is a ritual of self-immolation of a widow on her husband’s pyre in India. The name of a ritual derives from Sati, Shiva’s spouse, who sacrificed herself because her farther offended Shiva. Self-immolation of a widow is considered to be a free choice, but there are certain evidence that women were forced to it. Despite nowadays this tradition is illegal, it is still practiced sometimes (especially in villages).