Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Daughter Deficit (Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu)
Displaying 1439 of 4977         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Daughter Deficit (Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu)
Daughter Deficit (Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu)
Description
About The Book

This book is about girls who are denied the right to live or to be born in India, but it asks why and how such a situation has come about. Daughter elimination in the form of sex selection, female infanticide and neglect is not an aberration or an idiosyncrasy-it accounts for a large number of missing girls in India, measure by the sex ratio imbalance in the 0-6 age group. The author examines this disturbing fact from the context of women’s lives to unravel the causes of daughter elimination, and the mechanisms which create and sustain an environment in which this is imaginable.

Using quantitative and ethnographic material, she explains how this practice unfolds in a region which has demonstrated relatively high human development and status of women. From the economic and socio-cultural causes fuelling daughter aversion vis-a vis son preference, we see the ways in which daughter elimination is institutionalized and reproduced. Reflecting on the way ahead, the book concludes that even as public policies can and should play a decisive role in reversing the immediate outcomes in favour of daughters, an environment favouable to daughters will need fundamental changes in social norms, attitudes and policies of governments and NGOs.

 

About The Author

Sharda Srinivasan is Assistant Professor in International Development Studies at York University, Toronto. Her research focuses on gender-based discrimination and violence including young people’s experiences of them. Her current work examines the relative value of daughters and sons among the Indian diaspora in Canada, as well as the social transformation underway in India in context of daughter deficits.

 

Contents

 

  Abbreviation vi
  Acknowledgements vii
1 Daughter Elimination: Outlining the Parameters 1
2 Women's Well-being in Tamil Nadu 38
3 Daughter Elimination in Tamil Nadu 60
4 Gender, Caste and Class I Koviloor, Salem 84
5 Daughter Aversion and Elimination: From event to practice 124
6 Quality of Women's Lives and Daughter Elimination 163
7 Ensuring Daughter Preference 200
8 Conclusion 244
  Epilogue 256
  Appendix 1. The Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques  
  (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 (2003): Its history and content  
  Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971 257
  Appendix 2. Main Life Cycle Rituals in Women's Lives 269
  References (Primary sources) 277
  References (Secondary sources) 279

Sample Pages

















Daughter Deficit (Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu)

Item Code:
NAF787
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2012
Publisher:
ISBN:
9788188965987
Language:
English
Size:
9.0 inch x 6.0 inch
Pages:
301
Other Details:
Weight of the book: 465 gms
Price:
$25.00
Discounted:
$18.75   Shipping Free
You Save:
$6.25 (25%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Daughter Deficit (Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3786 times since 14th Apr, 2016
About The Book

This book is about girls who are denied the right to live or to be born in India, but it asks why and how such a situation has come about. Daughter elimination in the form of sex selection, female infanticide and neglect is not an aberration or an idiosyncrasy-it accounts for a large number of missing girls in India, measure by the sex ratio imbalance in the 0-6 age group. The author examines this disturbing fact from the context of women’s lives to unravel the causes of daughter elimination, and the mechanisms which create and sustain an environment in which this is imaginable.

Using quantitative and ethnographic material, she explains how this practice unfolds in a region which has demonstrated relatively high human development and status of women. From the economic and socio-cultural causes fuelling daughter aversion vis-a vis son preference, we see the ways in which daughter elimination is institutionalized and reproduced. Reflecting on the way ahead, the book concludes that even as public policies can and should play a decisive role in reversing the immediate outcomes in favour of daughters, an environment favouable to daughters will need fundamental changes in social norms, attitudes and policies of governments and NGOs.

 

About The Author

Sharda Srinivasan is Assistant Professor in International Development Studies at York University, Toronto. Her research focuses on gender-based discrimination and violence including young people’s experiences of them. Her current work examines the relative value of daughters and sons among the Indian diaspora in Canada, as well as the social transformation underway in India in context of daughter deficits.

 

Contents

 

  Abbreviation vi
  Acknowledgements vii
1 Daughter Elimination: Outlining the Parameters 1
2 Women's Well-being in Tamil Nadu 38
3 Daughter Elimination in Tamil Nadu 60
4 Gender, Caste and Class I Koviloor, Salem 84
5 Daughter Aversion and Elimination: From event to practice 124
6 Quality of Women's Lives and Daughter Elimination 163
7 Ensuring Daughter Preference 200
8 Conclusion 244
  Epilogue 256
  Appendix 1. The Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques  
  (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 (2003): Its history and content  
  Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971 257
  Appendix 2. Main Life Cycle Rituals in Women's Lives 269
  References (Primary sources) 277
  References (Secondary sources) 279

Sample Pages

















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Guilty Without Trial: Women in the Sex Trade in Calcutta
by Carolyn Sleightholme & Indrani Sinha
Paperback (Edition: 2002)
STREE
Item Code: IDF570
$17.00$12.75
You save: $4.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
LGBTQ: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (Identities in Select Modern Indian Literature)
by Kuhu Sharma Chanana
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAK754
$55.00$41.25
You save: $13.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Stepping Out (Life and Sexuality in Rural India.)
by Mrinal Pande
Paperback (Edition: 2003)
Penguin Books
Item Code: IDD542
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Sexual Life of English (Language of Caste and Desire in Colonial India)
by Shefali Chandra
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Zubaan Publications
Item Code: NAG274
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mahatma Gandhi's Letters On Bhrahmacharya Sexuality and Love
by Girja Kumar
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Times Group Books
Item Code: NAG926
$24.00$18.00
You save: $6.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sexualities: Issues in Contemporary Indian Feminism
by Nivedita Menon
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Women Unlimited
Item Code: IDK297
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Enigma of the Kerala Woman: A Failed Promise of Literacy
Item Code: IDJ948
$42.50$31.88
You save: $10.62 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Gender Discriminations Among Young Children in Asia
Item Code: IDK717
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Empower Women (An Awakening)
by Leena Chawla Rajan
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Radha Soami Satsang Beas
Item Code: NAL134
$20.00$15.00
You save: $5.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Listen to Me, My Dear Young Child
by Dr. Uttam Dave
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Pustak Mahal
Item Code: NAI456
$10.00$7.50
You save: $2.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Off the Beaten Track (Rethinking Gender Justice for Indian Women)
by Madhu kishwar
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAL903
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Himachal: A Complete Guide to the Land of Gods
by Minakshi Chaudhry
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Rupa.Co
Item Code: IDJ079
$26.00$19.50
You save: $6.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Social Stratification
by Dipankar Gupta
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: NAF909
$35.00$26.25
You save: $8.75 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I ordered Padmapani Statue. I have received my statue. The delivering process was very fast and the statue looks so beautiful. Thank you exoticindia, Mr. Vipin (customer care). I am very satisfied.
Hartono, Indonesia
Very easy to buy, great site! Thanks
Ilda, Brazil
Our Nandi sculpture arrived today and it surpasses all expectations - it is wonderful. We are not only pleasantly surprised by the speed of international delivery but also are extremely grateful for the care of your packaging. Our sculpture needed to travel to an off-lying island of New Zealand but it arrived safely because of how well it had been packaged. Based upon my experience of all aspects of your service, I have no hesitation in recommending Exotic India.
BWM, NZ
Best web site to shop on line.
Suman, USA
Thank you for having such a great website. I have given your site to all the people I get compliments on your merchandise.
Pat, Canada.
Love the website and the breadth of selection. Thanks for assembling such a great collection of art and sculpture.
Richard, USA
Another three books arrived during the last weeks, all of them diligently packed. Excellent reading for the the quieter days at the end of the year. Greetings to Vipin K. and his team.
Walter
Your products are uncommon yet have advanced my knowledge and devotion to Sanatana Dharma. Also, they are reasonably priced and ship quickly. Thank you for all you do.
Gregory, USA
Thank you kindly for the Cobra Ganesha from Mahabalipuram. The sculpture is exquisite quality and the service is excellent. I would not hesitate to order again or refer people to your business. Thanks again.
Shankar, UK
The variety, the quality and the very helpful price range of your huge stock means that every year I find a few new statues to add to our meditation room--and I always pick up a few new books and cds whenever I visit! keep up the good work!
Tim Smith, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India