One of my readers asked if I was going to discuss childcare decisions by couples in my book on marriage. He brought forth an interesting observation about the rise of nannies doubling as primary carers or co-parents in India over the last decade. The nannies bathe, feed, entertain, console and pretty much raise the child almost independently with little to no involvement of the parents. They accompany the families on social occasions, holidays, etc. It’s become a form of status signalling.
What a nuanced view on childrearing in India!