ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Female Infanticide in Tamil Nadu-Some Evidence

This paper reports and discusses evidence from a field survey on the existence of the practice of female infanticide in Tamil Nadu. Primary health centre records analysed provide strong corroborative evidence that the phenomenon is not, as earlier thought, confined to a few blocks of Madurai and Salem districts but is seen in an almost contiguous belt from Madurai to North Arcot Ambedkar districts of Tamil Nadu.

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