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Unmarried mothers in South India

An anthropological investigation into the decision-making processes of unmarried mothers with regard to the abandonment or acceptance of their children

Duration 01.07.2001 - 30.06.2006





  • Pien Bos (Radboud University Nijmegen)




  • Fenneke Reysoo (the Graduate Institute, Geneva)
  • Joke Schrijvers (University of Amsterdam)

Related publication


Bos, Pien (2008). Once a mother. Relinquishment and adoption from the perspective of unmarried mothers in South India. Nijmegen, Radboud University. 278 pages.