Photo Gallery: The Lost Children of Bangalore 09/20/2013
 India is a rising economic power. However, Indian society has not entirely...
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India is a rising economic power. However, Indian society has not entirely managed to keep pace and, in some ways, is lagging behind by decades, if not centuries. In this society, girls don't have much status -- and they cost their parents money. Hence, it makes economic sense to sell off girls at a young age.