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    More about Hindu Customs

    Dear Editor,

    I congratulate the authors for their interesting article. As they have rightly pointed out, it is an impossible task to summarise the vast variations of Hindu traditions. But it must have made the many Indian doctors in paediatrics wonder and inquire about these traditions. The extent of awareness of Hindu traditions amongst Hindus varies significantly. It is possible that the authors have more know...

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    cultural practices in perinatal care

    Dear Editor,

    The authors of this paper on Hindu Birth Customs have highlighted most practices which are part of hindu culture. However some more practices which are benficial for mothers and neonates are being mentioned here.

    Place of delivery: first delivery mostly occured at girl,s parents house,where she is sent from inlaws house about 2-3 months before term, where she is treated as special person, ge...

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    Improving cultural competency

    Dear Editor,

    In their article, A.R.Gatrad et al attempt to build a prototype for Hindu birth customs. Being a Hindu, I myself felt quite surprised at not being aware of many customs and rituals referred to in the article. Contrary to what is mentioned in the article, the law in India stipulates that a male be atleast 21 years and a female 18 years at the time of marriage.

    Despite their very sinc...

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