This report on sociological study of Female Foeticide in Punjab is the outcome of the direction Hs Excellency. General (retd.) S.F. Rodrigues, Governor Punjab and Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. I wish to acknowledge my hearty appreciation and gratitude to his highness for showing his deep and timely concern for saving civilization of Punjab.
My warm regards are to my worthy teachers who have taught me the 'know how' of the work.
My sincere regards for the worthiness of Dr. S.P. Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar who reposed his faith and entrusted me with this assignment of social cause and provided all the needed support to accomplish the task.
My thanks are due to Dr. Gurnam Singh, Dean Academic Affairs for constantly taking keen interest in the project throughout.
I express my sense of gratitude to my well wishers, friends, all the members of the faculty, officers and officials of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in general and Department of Sociology in particular, who have contributed in the accomplishment of the project by providing guidance, moral support and encouragement as and when required.
My acknowledgements would be incomplete without mentioning the names of other members of m team, namely Varinder, Bela, Prasanta, Deepti and Pooja who have worked as field investigators and toiled hard by traveling length and Breadth of Punjab to collect the required data for compilation and bringing the report in the present form. My thanks are also due to Pardeep, Alka and Gaurav for their secretarial support.
At the end, I must express my feelings of debt towards all those authors worse works have quoted in this write-up.
|1. Scene of Independent India||3|
|2. Punjab Scenario||5|
|3. Consequences of Female Foeticide||9|
|Chapter 2.||Socio-Economic Profile of the Respondents||12-35|
|Chapter 3.||Who is Responsible?||36-73|
|1. Value System||36|
|2. Socio-Economic Structure||49|
|3. Development Paradigm||62|
|4. Institutional Arrangements||73|
|Chapter 4.||Action Plan||96-104|