Unwanted Indian Girls

Unwanted Indian Girls

Rekha. P. Menon

Rekha. P. Menon "Unwanted Indian Girls" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | NSCCIGC-18 , March 2018, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD16052.pdf

What's in a name? While it may be true that a person is the same, no matter what his/her name is.Names do make a difference because they represent each person to the outside world. It is not surprisingthen that someone with an odd name would feel embarrassed about it.Till recently, it was a common practice in Maharashtra to bestow children with unattractive nameslike Dagdu, Kachru, Dhondu which mean stone, garbage and rock respectively. The parents believed thatinfant deaths could thus be avoided – if the evil eye came that way, the child would manage to give it theslip and survive.


Special Issue | NSCCIGC-18 , March 2018