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May 14, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it had happened in another time, or perhaps another place, few in India would have taken notice of the day they burned Dhanraj to death in the tiny village of Sato Dharmapur. Except for the national political implications, few would have known that Dhanraj, a 26-year-old Hindu untouchable, preferred to die rather than give up his bride to a feudal lord who had built a sort of modern-day harem while ruling over the likes of Dhanraj and his family. Dhanraj loved Kuchchi Devi that much.
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May 14, 1990 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it had happened in another time, or perhaps another place, few in India would have taken notice of the day they burned Dhanraj to death in the tiny village of Sato Dharmapur. Except for the national political implications, few would have known that Dhanraj, a 26-year-old Hindu untouchable, preferred to die rather than give up his bride to a feudal lord who had built a sort of modern-day harem while ruling over the likes of Dhanraj and his family. Dhanraj loved Kuchchi Devi that much.
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