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The Hindu HouseholderThe T.N. Madan Omnibus$
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T. N. Madan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198069409

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.001.0001

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Recruitment to the Household: (1) Birth and Adoption 1

Recruitment to the Household: (1) Birth and Adoption 1

(p.64A) 5 Recruitment to the Household: (1) Birth and Adoption1
The Hindu Householder

T. N. Madan

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses recruitment to the Pandit household via birth and adoption. It covers the physical, supernatural, and cultural factors in childbirth; attitude toward sons and daughters; rituals and ceremonies connected with childbirth rules of adoption; consequences of adoption; the parent–child relationship; genetic and moral aspects; the nexus of religious rites; ritual initiation of boys; economic rights and obligations; and grandparents, parents and children in domestic life.

Keywords:   childbirth, sons, daughters, adoption, parent–child relationship, religious rights, ritual initiation, grandparents, economic rights

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