Gender, Religion, and Infanticide in Colonial India, 1870–1906

@article{Grey2011GenderRA,
  title={Gender, Religion, and Infanticide in Colonial India, 1870–1906},
  author={Daniel J. R. Grey},
  journal={Victorian Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={37},
  pages={107 - 120}
}
In October 1870, a scathing editorial in the Derby Mercury proclaimed that "infanticide is almost as common in England as it is in India" ("Baby-Farm ers") .This was a damning statement. Since the eighteenth century, the murder of female infants in India—alongside the subject of sati (widow-burning)— had acted as a cipher, conjuring images of unbridled violence, ignorance, and depravity for British readers (see Mani; Major). Such images of "savagery" across the empire were increasingly used… 
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