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Marketing Reproduction: Political Rhetoric and Gender Policy in India

By: Rachel Simon-Kumar

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027129

ISBN: 8189013025

Condition: New


The Reproductive and Child Health Policy (RCH) in India has been in force since 1995. Coming after the Cairo Conference, 1994, the RCH was expected to usher in a 'paradigm shift' in India's population policy. From a family welfare programme that has historically been top-down, even coercive, the Indian government projected the RCH to be a participatory, women-centred reproductive health service. Ironically, the policy was devised barely four years after the start of the Indian State's tryst with market development, and was launched into a political environment in ideological transition. This ... View more info