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The daughters of Hariti: childbirth and female healers in South and Southeast Asia

Rozario, Santi Theresa and Samuel, Geoffrey, eds. 2002. The daughters of Hariti: childbirth and female healers in South and Southeast Asia. London: Routledge.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415277921
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:51
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/3840

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