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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/10365

Title: Discarded Daughters: The Patriarchal Grip, Dowry Deaths, Sex Ratio Imbalances & Foeticide in India
Authors: Sev'er, Aysan
Keywords: DOWRY, DOWRY HARASSMENT, DOWRY MURDER, INDIA, FOETICIDE,INFANTICIDE, SEX RATIO, PATRIARCHY
Issue Date: May-2008
Publisher: Pristine Publications
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life, Vol 7 (1), pg. 56-75
Abstract: This work on dowry murders and sex ratio imbalances in India is embedded in a much larger study that compares and contrasts extreme forms of violence against women in India, Pakistan, Oman and Turkey. The portion presented here is a modest slice on India, based on secondary analysis of the news media, government documents and face-to-face interviews with 37 Delhi-based women’s organizations, 12 International NGOs and interviews with 12 Delhi-based academics. First, I will review the historical roots of dowry, touch upon the increasing numbers of dowry deaths, especially in some central and Northeastern Indian states. I will also review the alarming increase in sex ratio imbalances and establish a conceptual link with dowry violence. I will end with summarizing what is already being done at the governmental and NGO levels, but also propose reasons why these efforts may not have been sufficient to curb or reverse the violence.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/10365
Appears in Collections:Sociology

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