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'Drop the demon dai'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 88

Scope and Contents

An unbound research paper on maternal mortality and the state in the Madras Presidency, 1840-1875, 68 pages. The paper discusses lying-in hospitals, midwifery training, dai (a traditional birth assistant), child-birth in India, the health and medical welfare of Indian women and female mortality.


  • Creation: 2002


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Biographical / Historical

This paper was written by Sean Lang while he was studying for a Ph.D. in 'The welfare and mortality of colonial India' at Anglia Polytechnic University.


.003 cubic metre(s) (1 envelope) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 23

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I. A description is with the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Sean Lang, 2002.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Lang, Sean, b 1960

Includes index.
2003-09-25 11:31:20+00:00
Language of description
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