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Bibliography for for Female Infanticide in India

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Compiled by Ericka Schnitzer

Balakrishnan, Radhika.  The Social Context of Sex Selection and the Politics of Abortion in India, in Power and Decision: The Social Control of Reproduction. Cambridge: Harvard School of Public Health, 1994. pp.267-286.

Bumiller, Elisabeth.  May You be the Mother of a Hundred Sons: A Journey Among the Women of India.  New York: Random House, 1990.

George, Sabu M.  Female Infanticide in Tamil Nadu, India: From Recognition Back to Denial? At http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/Organizations/healthnet/SAsia/suchana/0225/george.html

Ghadially, Rehana and Pramod Kumar, Bride Burning: The Psycho-Social Dynamics of Dowry Deaths, in Women in Indian Society, ed. Rehana Ghadially (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1988).   Gurung, Madhu. Female Foeticide (1999), at  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/Organizations/healthnet/SAsia/forums/foeticide/articles/foeticide.html 

Harlan, Lindsey.  Religion and Rajput Women.  (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992).

Jeeva, M., Gandhimathi and Phavalam. Female Infanticide: Philosophy, Perspective and Concern of SIRD, at  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/Organizations/healthnet/SAsia/suchana/0909/rh057.html.

Kasturi, Malavika.  Law and Crime in India: British Policy and the Female Infanticide Act of 1870, 1(2) INDIAN J. GENDER STUD.169 (1994).

Kinsley, David R. Hinduism: A Cultural Perspective.  (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1993).

Krishnakumar, Asha.  A Programme Without a Plan.  Frontline, February 2-15, 2002. Available    at http://www.frontlineonnet.com/fl1903/19030410.htm.

Kulkarni, Sanjeev.  Sex Determination Tests in India: A Survey Report, from Radical Journal of Health, Vol. 1, No. 3 December 1986.

Lingam, Lakshmi Sex Detection Tests and Female Foeticide: Discrimination Before Birth, Understanding Women's Health Issues: A Reader (Delhi: Kali for Women, 1998).

Mazumdar, Vina Amniocentesis and Sex Selection, at  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/Organizations/healthnet/SAsia/forums/foeticide/articles/mazumdar.htm 

Miller, Barbara D.  The Endangered Sex: Neglect of Female Children in Rural North India. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981

-----.  Prenatal and Postnatal Sex-Selection in India: The Patriarchal Context, Ethical Questions and Public Policy. Working Paper no. 107, Michigan State University, 1985.

Muthulakshmi, R.  Female Infanticide, Its Causes and Solutions.  New Delhi: Discovery Publishing House, 1997.

Oberman, Michelle.  Mothers Who Kill: Cross-Cultural Patterns in and Perspectives on Contemporary Maternal Filicide, from 26 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 493 (2003). 

Pande, Mrinal.  A Price for Life.  The Hindu Sunday Magazine, February 3, 2002.

Panigrahi, Lalita.  British Social Policy and Female Infanticide in India.  New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1972.

Philip, Mini.  The Endangered Half: India‚Äôs Declining Female Sex Ratio, Its History, and Social Implications.  New Delhi: Upalabdhi/Qazi Publishers, 1995.

Rajalakshmi, T.K.  Female Foeticide in Punjab. Frontline, June 8-12, 2002. Available at  http://www.frontlineonnet.com/fl1912/19120420.htm

Saxena, R.K. Social Reforms: Infanticide and Sati.  New Delhi: Trimurti Publications, 1975.

Sen, Amartya.  More than 100 Million Women are Missing.  37:20 NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS (1990).

Sen, Mala.  Death by Fire : Sati, Dowry Death and Female Infanticide in Modern India. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001.

Sudha, S. and S. Irudaya Raja, Intensifying Masculinity of Sex Ratio in India: New Evidence 1981-1991 (Thiruvananathapuram: Centre for Development Studies, 1998).

Venkatesan, J.  Enforce Ban on Sex Determination, States Told. Hindustan Times, May 6, 2003.

Wadley, Susan.  Women and the Hindu Tradition, in Women in Indian Society, ed. Rehana Ghadially (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1988).   

Weiss, Gail.  Sex Selective Abortion: A Relational Approach, in Hypatia, Winter 1995 (12:3). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.

Wilson, John.  History of the Suppression of Infanticide in Western India Under the Government of Bombay, Including Notices of the Provinces and Tribes in Which the Practice Has Prevailed.  Bombay: Smith, Taylor, 1855

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