The practice of Hindu widows immolating themselves with the dead bodies of their husbands (which is extolled in the Vedic texts) appears to have existed among some of the warrior groups of north India as early as the fourth century BCE. From the beginning of the sixth century onward, this is verified by surviving inscriptions. The Ghaznavids as well as the Delhi sultans treated sati as a Hindu cul-tural practice that they were free to continue as long as there was no element of coercion in its observance. In the Delhi sultanate, sati could be performed after informing the authorities. There is nothing on record showing that the Islamic ruling elite of the Delhi sultanate ever condemned this barbaric custom; on the other hand, Amir Khusrau in one of his verses refers to sati as the proof of Indian women's fidelity to their men.
   See also Muhammad bin Tughlaq.

Historical dictionary of Medieval India. . 2011.

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