Letter from Rajasthan: India's Women Troubles

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My two-year-old daughter is a girlie sort of girl: She has a head of curly blonde hair and her typical outfit consists of pink trousers, pink T-shirt with a sparkly pink ice cream motif, pink shoes with Velcro buckles styled as pink daisies, and a pink sun hat. She never goes anywhere without a pair of pink felt rabbits and a large pink plastic baby doll dressed in pink pajamas. Yet, somehow, during a recent family holiday in Rajasthan, she was repeatedly mistaken for a boy.

In the course of the usual tourist itinerary in India's...