Embattled Advocates: The Debate Over Birth Control in India, 1920-40

  title={Embattled Advocates: The Debate Over Birth Control in India, 1920-40},
  author={Barbara N. Ramusack},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  pages={34 - 64}
Despite voluminous literature about the promotion of family planning in India after 1947, little attention has been given to the debate over this issue before independence. There is evidence of a Hindu Malthusian League in Madras in 1882,1 and population issues were mentioned in the controversy about the origins of Indian poverty during the closing decades of the 19th century. It was, however, only in the early 1920s that Indian men initiated a sustained public discussion about the need for… Expand
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