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Daughters of Hariti

by Santi Rozario
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Social Science
Pages: 320 pages
ISBN 13: 1134471343
ISBN 10: 9781134471348
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Synopsis : Daughters of Hariti written by Santi Rozario, published by Routledge which was released on 2003-09-02. Download Daughters of Hariti Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. According to some oral traditions and early Buddhist texts, Hāritī, in a previous lifetime, was made to dance when she was pregnant. She had a miscarriage as a result. She was so angered and resentful that in her next life she gradually ... -- Hariti is the ancient Indian goddess of childbirth and women healers, known at one time throughout South and Southeast Asia from India to Nepal and Bali. Daughters of Hariti looks at her 'daughters' today, female midwives and healers in many different cultures across the region. It also traces the transformation of childbirth in these cultures under the impact of Western biomedical technology, national and international health policies and the wider factors of social and economic change. The authors ask what can be done to improve the high rates of maternal and infant deaths and illnesses still associated with childbirth in most societies in this area and whether the wholesale replacement of indigenous knowledge by Western biomedical technology is necessarily a good thing.

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