Balkrishan Shivram

Kinship Structures and Foster Relations in Islamic Society : Milk kinship allegiance in the Mughal World

This work is a fascinating and innovative study which provides a detailed analysis of milk kinship; historically a medium for establishing complex social and political networks. Based on the use of primary source material, the study notes that Islamic tradition is unique in the attention it devotes to the creation of milk kinship through wet nursing.

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