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dai (Indian midwife)

GLOBAL VILLAGE

Definition A midwife in rural India

Comment Dais can be instrumental in helping the parents “select” the sex of their child, where male infants are widely preferred; for several rupees, 80 cents, if the infant is female, the dai will snap the spinal cord and declare it stillborn

Reference Newsweek 1/26/04, p50

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