Tag Archives: gender inequality

Adoption in traditional India

In a country where having a son is so important, adoption is a fairly common practice since long. Those who do not have male children usually want to adopt a male child to continue their line of succession. In Rajasthan … Continue reading

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India : where husbands rent out their wives

A shortage of eligible single women in western India has prompted some poverty-stricken husbands to rent out their wives to other men on a monthly rate. An husband allowed his wife ( she is a farm labourer and mother of … Continue reading

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Witch-hunt in tribal India

Within the country where women are worshipped as goddesses, there is another India where women are branded witches and slaughtered. In 2005, a woman from a village in the state of Jharkhand was hacked to death by villagers for being a cause of illness. … Continue reading

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India : when children deserve to be killed by their own family…

Fear has descended on Alinagar, a village in Muzaffarnagar district ( in the state of Uttar pradesh, northern India). Most of its adult residents have gone, they are hiding for fear of being arrested because of an incident in which two … Continue reading

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India : the invisible woman

How many Indians on earth ? Tough question because there is no accurate data on births and deaths. Indeed, census figures are flawed : a majority of households, especially in the rural areas, do not reveal how many daughters they have. … Continue reading

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India : many women justify wife beating

If you thought domestic violence was on the wane in India with the rise in education levels, take a look at these figures.  Over 40 % of women in a nationwide survey reported  being beaten by their husbands at some … Continue reading

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