Nakusha, or Nakushi, is a derogatory given name that means "unwanted" in the Indian language Marathi, given by some parents in rural Maharashtra, India, to unwanted female children, in the belief that doing so will ensure that their next child is a boy.
A government campaign exists to find such girls, and allow them to officially change their names. In the Satara district, girls named "Nakusha" or "Nakushi" are renamed, automatically enrolled in school and granted free transport to school, while parents of these children obtain free food.
- "'Unwanted' Indian girls get new start in name ceremony". BBC News. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- Kher, Swatee (23 October 2011). "A New Name For Nakushi". Indian Express.
- "End 'Nakusha' campaign: Girls no more unwanted". Zee News. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- Deshpande, Haima (2012-07-26). "Incités à aimer leur fille". Courrier international (in French).
|This India-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|