Culture of Missing Girls: Anthropological Insight in Culture, Medical Technologies and Medicine
- *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
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 1, 2014; Accepted date: February 17, 2014; Published date: February 24, 2014
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.
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!