Year: 1973 Source: Life-Threatening Behavior, v.3, no.1, (Spring 1973), p.66-74 SIEC No: 19860961

An overwhelming majority of the self-immolations throughout the world in the last decade were political acts. More than 1/3 were committed by Buddists, for whom the act is a deed of supreme sacrifice. Several cases, from different countries, are presented & motivations in each case are discussed. 12 refs.