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Traditional Indian customs surrounding birth A review

Beverley Chalmers

Abstract


Since 1960, only a few studies have been made of traditional custOIns surrounding birth in Indian culture. Very few of these have described customs followed by Indians in South Africa. A review of these publications is presented here. Customs described include religious, social and psychological aspects of behaviour in relation to conception, pregnancy, birth and the early months ofparenthood.




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