The cesarean section in the Urdu language in Pakistan and India is called the “Armenian childbirth” (Armania Janama). What’s the reason for this?
Under Akbar, the Padishah of the Mughal Empire of India, the court doctor was Lady Juliana, an Armenian by descent. In 1569, Lady Juliana performed a “cesarean section” on Ruqaiya Sultan Begum, one of Akbar’s wives.
The surgery was successful. Jahangir was born, who would become the fourth Padishah of the Mughal Empire. And hence the phrase “Armania Janama” – “Armenian childbirth.”