did much to suppress infanticide, suttee and the slave trade in his state.
The southern and western peoples still practise infanticide as regards children born on several unlucky days in each month.
They value children, and seldom practised infanticide, and cannibalism was rare.
Thus the Brahmans were offended at the prohibition of suttee and female infanticide, the execution of Brahmans for capital offences, the re-marriage of widows, the spread of missionary effort and the extension of Western education.
As among their kinsfolk the Tahitians, debauchery was systematized and infanticide an organized institution.