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Contents List of Illustrations List of Tables List of Abbreviations Foreword by Tim Dyson Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Gender Relations, NRTs and Female Foeticide in India Tulsi Patel Part I: Missing Girls and NRTs: Ethical and Developmental Dilemmas 2. Deficit of Girls in India: Can it be Attributed to Female Selective Abortion? Leela Visaria 3. Female Foeticide: A Civilisational Collapse Ashish Bose 4. Rethinking Female Foeticide: Perspective and Issues Rainuka Dagar Part II: Meaning and Social Context of the Depleting Number of Girls 5. The Mindset behind Eliminating the Female Foetus Tulsi Patel 6. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Social Context of the Missing Girl Child Alpana D. Sagar 7. Health Policy, Plan and Implementation: The Role of Health Workers in Altering the Sex Ratio Reema Bhatia 8. Adoption: Born to Live Rashmi Kapoor Part III: Representation, Articulation and the State 9. Female Infanticide, Property and the Colonial State. L.S. Vishwanath 10. The Political Economy of Missing Girls in India Vibhuti Patel 11. Female Foeticide, Family Planning and State-Society Intersection in India Tulsi Patel Appendix 1: Campaign against Female Foeticide: Perspectives, Strategies and Experiences Bijayalaxmi Nanda Appendix 2: PNDT (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act 1994 Appendix 3: PNDT (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act 2002 Appendix 4: PNDT (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Rules 2003 Glossary Notes on the Editor and the Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Abortion -- India.
Sexism -- India.
Sex distribution (Demography) -- India.