Wasted days and wasted nights

29 November, 2013
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SS-K2913-Signage

Signage: Bombay Panjrapole (1834)

Near Madhav Baug Post Office, Bhuleshwar.

Pregnant cows were probably better off than pregnant women in 19th c Bombay. Expectant women were subject to a long and lonely lying-in period. They were confined to a dark and dingy room on the ground floor of their residences, for a period as long as 40 days after delivery.

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