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India's Missing Girls

Investigative documentary series. Earlier this summer, a farmer in southern India discovered a two day old baby girl who'd been buried alive. Left to die, she was one of the thousands of unwanted girls in a country where daughters are often seen as an expensive burden, needing a large wedding dowry. Even among the middle classes, girls are often aborted as soon as their gender is determined. Despite the economic boom, the country is now missing so many young women that in some states, men are struggling to find brides.

50 minutes

Last on

Mon 22 Oct 2007 22:00
BBC Two Scotland

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