Sex-Selective Abortion in India (Paperback)

Gender, Society and New Reproductive Technologies

By Tulsi Patel (Editor)

Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd, 9780761935391, 432pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2007

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Description

This volume raises the emotive issue of millions of girls in India who fail to appear on the social scene, not figuratively, but in real demographic terms. The contributors to this volume, all distinguished demographers and/or social scientists, describe the political economy of sentiments and sexual mores that lead parents to kill unborn daughters. In doing so, they ably unravel the values, principles, and practices behind the depleting child sex ratio in India.