A foundation-funded atrocity
In the 1950s and ’60s, Western foundations like Ford and Rockefeller pushed hard to control India's population by sterilizing its people. In 1975, India's government expanded that disturbing practice into a massive atrocity. How did this happen — and how can we prevent it from happening again?
- Gyan Prakash’s history of the emergency
- Matthew Connelly’s history of population control
- Emma Tarlo has a book of narratives from the Emergency
- Savina Balasubramanian explains the focus on sterilizing men in India
- Why sterilization continues in India
- A Disney short film featuring Donald Duck advocating population control
- Thanks to the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College for the audio of Joan Dunlop, taken from their Population and Reproductive Health Oral History Project.
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