Caught in the middle
A failed gender test crushed Santhi Soundarajan's Olympic dreams
ON A STIFLINGLY HOT Sunday in June, Santhi Soundarajan is watching Star TV's 24-hour cricket channel in her home in Kathakurichi, a rural village in southern India. Outside, scrawny kids play with a banana leaf in the dirt, oblivious to the noonday sun, and a rooster paces, stopping to drop a turd. Kathakurichi is on an unmarked turnoff from the main road in a region known for its Hindu temples and crumbling mansions. The nearest town is a few dusty miles away. The people who ...
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