Selected publications

Article

Unnithan, Maya and Dubuc, Sylvie (2017) Re-visioning evidence: Reflections on the recent controversy around gender selective abortion in the UK. Global Public Health. ISSN 1744-1692

Unnithan, Maya (2015) What constitutes evidence in human rights-based approaches to health? Learning from lived experiences of maternal and sexual reproductive health. Health and Human Rights, 17 (2). pp. 45-56. ISSN 1079-0969

Heitmeyer, Carolyn and Unnithan, Maya (2015) Bodily rights and collective claims: the work of legal activists in interpreting reproductive and maternal rights in India. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 21 (2). pp. 374-390. ISSN 1467-9655

Unnithan, Maya and Heitmeyer, Carolyn (2014) Challenges in ‘translating’ human rights: perceptions and practices of civil society actors in western India. Development And Change, 45 (6). pp. 1361-1384. ISSN 0012-155X

Unnithan, Maya, Heitmeyer, Carolyn and Madhok, Sumi (2014) On reproductive justice: ‘domestic violence’, rights and the law in India. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 16 (4). pp. 1231-1244. ISSN 1369-1058

Unnithan, Maya (2013) Thinking through surrogacy legislation in India: reflections on relational consent and the rights of infertile women. Journal of Legal Anthropology, 2013 (3). pp. 287-313. ISSN 1758-9584

Unnithan, Maya and Heitmeyer, Carolyn (2012) Global rights and state activism: reflections on civil society-state partnerships in health in NW India. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 46 (3). pp. 283-310. ISSN 0069-9667

Unnithan, Maya (2010) Learning from infertility: gender, health inequities and faith healers in women's experiences of disrupted reproduction in Rajasthan. South Asian History and Culture, 1 (2). pp. 315-327. ISSN 1947-2498

Unnithan, Maya (2010) Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) in a Globalising India: Ethics, Medicalisation and Agency. Asian Bioethics Review, 2 (1). pp. 3-18. ISSN 1173-2571

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2010) Female selective abortion - beyond 'culture': family making and gender inequality in a globalising India. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 12 (2). pp. 153-166. ISSN 1369-1058

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2003) Spirits of the womb: Migration, reproductive Choice and healing in Rajasthan. Contributions to Indian Sociology, 37 (1-2). pp. 163-188. ISSN 0069-9667

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2000) The State Rajput Identity and Women's Agency in 19th and 20th Century Rajasthan. Indian Journal of Gender Studies, 7 (1). 49 - 70. ISSN 0971-5215

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (1999) Households Kinship and Access to Reproductive Healthcare among Rural Muslim Women in Jaipur. Economic and Political Weekly, 34 (10/11). 621 - 630. ISSN 0012-9976

Book

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (1997) Identity, Gender and Poverty: New Perspectives on Caste and Tribe in Rajasthan. Berghahn Books. ISBN 9781571819185

Book Section

Unnithan, Maya (2009) Culture and Reproductive Ageing. In: Bewley, Susan, Ledger, William and Nikolaou, Dimitrios (eds.) Reproductive Ageing in Older Women. RCOG Press. ISBN 9781906985134

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2005) Conception technologies, local healers and negotiations around childbearing in Rajasthan. In: Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (ed.) Reproductive Agency, Medicine And The State: Cultural Transformations in Childbearing. Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality (3). Berghahn, pp. 59-82. ISBN 9781845450441

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2005) Introduction: reproductive agency, medicine and the state. In: Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (ed.) Reproductive Agency, Medicine and the State: Cultural Transformations in Childbearing. Fertility, reproduction, and sexuality (3). Berghahn, pp. 1-23. ISBN 9781845450441

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2003) Reproduction, Health, Rights: Connections and Disconnections. In: Wilson, Richard Ashby and Mitchell, Jon P (eds.) Human Rights in Global Perspective: Anthropological Studies of Rights, Claims and Entitlements. A.S.A. monographs, 40 (40). ROUTLEDGE, London, UK, pp. 183-208. ISBN 9780415304108

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2002) Midwives among Others: Knowledges of Healing and the Politics of Emotions in Rajasthan, Northwest India. In: Rozario, Santi and Samuel, Geoffrey (eds.) Daughters of Hariti: Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia. Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology and International Health, 7 . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 109-129. ISBN 0-415-27792-2

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2001) Emotion, Agency and Access to Healthcare: Women's Experiences of Reproduction in Jaipur. In: Tremayne, Soraya (ed.) Managing Reproductive Life: Cross-Cultural Themes in Sexuality and Fertility. Fertility, Reproduction, and Sexuality, 1 . Berghahn Books, Oxford, pp. 27-51. ISBN 9781571815002

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2001) Quality of Maternal Healthcare and Development. In: Desai, Vandana and Potter, Robert B (eds.) The Arnold Companion to Development. Arnold, London, pp. 387-390. ISBN 9780340760505

Edited Book

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya and Tremayne, Soraya, eds. (2011) Fatness and the Maternal Body: Women's Experiences of Corporeality and the Shaping of Social Policy. Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality, 22 . Berghahn Books. ISBN 9780857451224

De Neve, Geert and Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2006) Critical Journeys: The Making of Anthropologists. Ashgate, p. 1. ISBN 0-7546-4809-5

Damodaran, Vinita and Unnithan-Kumar, Maya (2004) Postcolonial India: History, Politics and Culture. Manohar.

Unnithan-Kumar, Maya, ed. (2004) Reproductive Agency, Medicine and the State: Cultural Transformations in Childbearing. Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality (3). Berghahn Books. ISBN 9781845450441

Reports and working papers

Unnithan, Maya (2008) Reproductive Rights, Health and Culture. Unset. United Nations Population Fund.

Unnithan, M, Castaldo, A and McNay, K (2008) Women's Migration, Urban Poverty and Child Health in Rajasthan. Working Paper. Sussex Migration Centre.