“Armenian Childbirth” – This Is How Cesarean Section Is Called In Pakistan And India

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.”

Grigor Narinyan

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  1. Please don’t use Pakistan… In that era, there was nothing called Pakistan… Pakistan doesn’t recognize Armenia … till today ..they are worse than Azeri’s …
    Remove the name without any delay … read Wikipedia …

    The name of the country was coined in 1933 as Pakstan by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, a Pakistan Movement activist, who published it in his pamphlet Now or Never,[43] using it as an acronym (“thirty million Muslim brethren who live in PAKSTAN”) referring to the names of the five northern regions of British India: Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, Sindh, and Baluchistan.[44][45][46] The letter i was incorporated to ease pronunciation.[47]

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