Female Infanticide and Child Marriage

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Rawat Publications, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 408 pages
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Female infanticide and child marriage are the twin baneful practices which have limited the social space of, and have also contributed greatly to the deterioration of the status of, women in India. This book explores the origin, causes, and the prevalence of these two social evils in various castes and regions of Rajasthan, India. It also highlights the efforts of the various enlightened rulers, individuals, and caste/social organizations who worked incessantly in the elevation of women´s positions and the abolition of these practices in Rajasthan. Female Infanticide and Child Marriage presents many new startling facts which had been hidden or neglected.

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Origin of Female Infanticide
Child Marriages in Rajasthan
Indigenous Reform Efforts

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Sambodh Goswami is Head, Department of History, Sant Jayacharya (P.G.) Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jaipur.

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