Efforts of Colonial State to Suppress Female Infanticide-Use of Sacred Texts, Generation of Knowledge

Female Infanticide Use of Sacred Texts, Generation of Knowledge L S Vishwanath This paper deals with the use of Hindu sacred texts, namely, the 'shastras' and a 'purana', a generation of knowledge and efforts of the British colonial government to suppress female infanticide in north and west India in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

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