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Disappearing Daughters

Disappearing Daughters
Disappearing Daughters
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Book Specifications

SKUID
:
AG-3105
ISBN
:
9780143101703
Published Year
:
2007
Author
:
Gita Aravamudan
Publisher
:
Penguin Book
Book Condition
:
Used Good
Condition Note
:
This used book is in good condition.
Book Binding Type
:
Paper Back
Language
:
English
No. of Pages
:
188
Dimensions
:
20 x 13 cm
Availability
:
In Stock

Book Description

India has historically had a deficit of women compared to most other countries, but we now live in a time when a systematic extermination of an entire gender is taking place right before our eyes. Until the 1980s, women and girls were dying either of neglect or were killed soon after they were born. Today, the horrifying reality is that, thanks to ‘advances’ in medical technology, they are now eliminated while still in the womb. Female foeticide has become an organized crime and the ultrasound machine has mutated into an instrument of murder. 

In Disappearing Daughters Gita Aravamudan uses the tools of investigative reporting to expose the imperatives that drive this horrific phenomenon. She unravels an appalling story of deeply embedded and destructive patriarchal beliefs, disempowered women who have no claim on their own bodies and the active complicity of a ruthless and callous medical and social system. This book makes it chillingly clear that the macabre practice of eliminating female foetuses spells doom for our sons as well as our daughters and is bound to have a disastrous impact on future generations. 

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