The book is a commendable piece of work highlighting the problem of sex ratio and sex selective abortion in India. It clearly addresses the nexus among culture, society and new reproductive technologies and opens up enormous possibilities for fresh theorization on sex ratio within the fertility family, planning, society and new reproductive technologies framework.
This collection of 11 essays unravels the reasons for the depleting the child sex ratio in India.
This is timely book on an important issue that is caentre-stage since the 2001 census, namely the disappearance of baby girls.
Sex Selective Abortion in India is an overt delineation of the abhorrent practice of selecting a child’s sex….This is an eye opener book. It throws light on the hierarchical society and the preference for sons present in Indian society since times immemorial.
This scholarly volume addresses the ‘national emergency’ of declining sex ratio in India from 1901 to 2007. At the same time it increases understanding on a hugely important and challenging subject of femali-specific abortion
The book is a commendable piece of work in highlighting the problem of sex ratio and sex selective abortion in India. Most of the chapters attest the modern practice of sex selective abortion in the northern india. The book clearly addresses culture, society and new reproductive technologies nexus and opens up enornous possibility of fresh theorization on sex ratio within the fertility family, planning, society and new reproductive technologies framework.
"Sex-Selective Abortion in India examines the problem, detaining the numbers and placing the figures within their cultural and historical context."
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