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Discounted LifeThe Price of Global Surrogacy in India$
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Sharmila Rudrappa

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479874521

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.001.0001

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The Many Meanings of Surrogacy

The Many Meanings of Surrogacy

(p.66) 3 The Many Meanings of Surrogacy
Discounted Life

Sharmila Rudrappa

NYU Press

This chapter narrates different stories of surrogate mothers—one of which is Suma. She faced numerous financial woes, such as her loan for an auto rickshaw worth 2,000 dollars. On that note, her vehicle was repossessed because her friend, who had borrowed it, did not make the down payments on the auto. She believed that being a surrogate mother could pull her out of her precarious financial situation, thus, making her a better mother. Unlike other surrogate mothers who were earning 4,000 dollars, Suma was receiving an additional 2,000 dollars amidst the folds of the sari given by her commissioning parents. The remainder of the chapter recounts the stories of Prabha, Idirani, Salma, and Chitra.

Keywords:   surrogate mother, commissioning parents, sari, financial woes, loan

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