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Population Control and Marriage Age in India, 1960–1978

Ashwini Tambe

in Defining Girlhood in India: A Transnational History of Sexual Maturity Laws

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042720
eISBN:
9780252051586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042720.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 5 examines how the age of marriage in India was finally raised in the 1970s to 18 years for girls. It describes how worries about population control drove the change, and it traces the ... More


Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Asha Nadkarni

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Asha Nadkarni contends that whenever feminists lay claim to citizenship based on women’s biological ability to “reproduce the nation,” they are participating in a eugenic project—sanctioning ... More


Afterword

Durba Mitra

in Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691196350
eISBN:
9780691197029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196350.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This concluding chapter examines the idealized Indian society through a feminist lens. It first begins with a summary of the major themes introduced in the previous chapters. Afterward, the chapter ... More


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