Connecting local responses around the world
More recently, a study conducted in India by Prabhat Jha et al. shows that the practice of selective abortions of girls is still prevalent and furthermore that these abortions are more common in wealthy families.
It is with this in mind that Kishwar Desai’s novel ‘Witness the night’ seems so timely. Indian author Desai has crafted a fiction based on fact and tells the story of the 14 year old Durga from Punjab.