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By Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar

Examines girl infanticide in colonial and postcolonial India.

Female Infanticide in India is a theoretical and discursive intervention within the box of postcolonial feminist thought. It specializes in the devaluation of girls via an exam of the perform of girl infanticide in colonial India and the reemergence of this custom within the type of femicide (selective killing of girl fetuses) in postcolonial India. The authors argue that femicide is obvious as a part of the continuum of violence on, and devaluation of, the postcolonial girl-child and lady. that allows you to absolutely comprehend the cloth and discursive practices in which the restricted and localized crime of lady infanticide in colonial India grew to become a generalized perform of femicide in postcolonial India, the authors heavily learn the progressivist British-colonial background of the invention, reform, and eradication of the perform of lady infanticide. modern strategies of resistance are provided within the final chapters.

Rashmi Dube Bhatnagar is an self sustaining student who has taught in India and the United States.

Renu Dube is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Intercultural conversation at Boise nation University.

Reena Dube is Assistant Professor of movie, Literature, and Postcolonial conception at Indiana college of Pennsylvania.

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