1st Edition

Fertility and Familial Power Relations
Procreation in South India

ISBN 9781138990982
Published June 17, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Describes and analyses the corollaries of declining fertility in Southern India to discover how familial and gender relations are affected by the new situation of women giving birth only to 2-3 children.


'This study is conceptually sophisticated, descriptively "thick", methodologically self-reflexive, and, on top of that, engagingly written. It is highly recommended to anthropologists of reproduction, social demographers, and india specialists.' - Population and Development Review

'Saavala's work is also important for some of its inadvertent glimpses into the lives of rural women' - Alaka Malwade Basu