What is the meaning of the underlined part Many assumed marginal customs -- sati was one, adopting which apparently showed the piety and ancestry of these clans. [...] This was a deadly combination women would repeatedly confront. Propriety stoked this further, ironically added to by Victorian do-gooders. Trying to help women, reformers emphasised 'womanly' qualities like modesty and sacrifice, painting corners of aptness upon a chessboard of boundaries and punishments. <<Excessive quotation deleted>> Thank you.