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Anthropology

Anthropology
Open Access

ISSN: 2332-0915

Ravinder Singh

Ravinder Singh
Room No 120, Academic Block, Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) Hospital,
NCT Delhi, Dilshad Garden, Delhi
India

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  • Research Article
    Culture of Missing Girls: Anthropological Insight in Culture, Medical Technologies and Medicine
    Author(s): Ravinder Singh and Upmesh K TalwarRavinder Singh and Upmesh K Talwar

    This paper explores the cultural domain wherein we try to locate the causes of missing girls with particular reference to Punjab, prevailing cultural constructions of the social structures wherein girls are born in outnumber as compared to boys but due to latter structures they continues to diminish since the ancient times. It captures on one side the state historical efforts to check it by means of the social legislation during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and during the pre and post independent times and links these efforts to the recent efforts of the government and further it illuminates how the advancement in medical technologies and medicines had been grossly (mis) used to determine the sex of the unborn child and finally reveal that how these technology has become the integral part of culture of Missing girls!.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000122

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