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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0007

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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