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ISSN 2332-0915

Anthropology

  • Research Article   
  • Anthropol 2014, Vol 2(3): 122
  • DOI: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000122

Culture of Missing Girls: Anthropological Insight in Culture, Medical Technologies and Medicine

Ravinder Singh1* and Upmesh K Talwar2
1Department of Medical Anthropology, Room No 120, Academic Block, Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) Hospital, NCT Delhi, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Modren College of Education, Rohelkhand University, Barielly, UP, India
*Corresponding Author : Ravinder Singh, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Medical Anthropology, Room No 120, Academic Block, Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) Hospital, NCT Delhi, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, India

Received Date: Feb 01, 2014 / Accepted Date: Feb 17, 2014 / Published Date: Feb 24, 2014

Abstract

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!

Keywords: Missing Girls; Culture; Medical technology and demographic variable

Citation: Singh R, Talwar UK (2014) Culture of Missing Girls: Anthropological insight in Culture, Medical Technologies and Medicine. Anthropol 2: 122. Doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000122

Copyright: ©2014 Singh R et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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