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Endangered Professionals-Traditional Birth Attendants of South Bihar

mythology to communicate political messages is one. Laloo's arrival on his 'garib chetna rath' holding a rod fitted with the parly symbol wheel (chakra) which he was revolving with his other hand, without doubt impersonating Krishna who is known to have finished off his enemies with the chakra' is a case in point. This kind of self-depiction on the part of our leaders as gods and goddesses is also part of an unscientific political culture, which hopes to cash on the beliefs and sentiments of the people. These dramatics are certainly useful in camouflaging the real issues. It is easier to perpetuate myths rather than encourage the people to think rationally and objectively. Political ideo-logy apart, to this extent, Laloo's chakra has proven to be no different than Advanfs 'rath'.

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