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Daughter Deficit (Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu)
Daughter Deficit (Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu)
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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

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Daughter Deficit (Sex Selection in Tamil Nadu)

Item Code:
NAF787
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2012
Publisher:
Women Unlimited
ISBN:
9788188965987
Language:
English
Size:
9.0 inch x 6.0 inch
Pages:
301
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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

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