Contraception, Colonialism and Commerce

Birth Control in South India, 1920-1940
Hodges, Sarah E.
Date published: 
June 2008

This book outlines both the overlapping stories of the international birth control movement in south India, one of the strongholds of Indian birth control advocacy, as well as the south Indian indigenization of international birth control. More than simply a supplementary narrative or case study, it argues that India's engagement with birth control remade the international scene just as India was refashioned by its engagement with international birth control.