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Saga of Agony and Shame

Child Labour and Child Abuse in India and the SAARC Countries by: M.S. Bhattacharya

This book offers a comprehensive account of child labour and child abuse in almost the entire South Asia. The state of child labour in the neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka vis-a-vis India, and possible remedies to the problem form part of this study.

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ISBN: 9788186921401
Year Of Publication: 2007
Edition: 1st
Pages : ix, 115
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Decent Books
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 350

Overview

In this book Dr M.S. Bhattacharya offers nothing less than a comprehensive account of child labour and child abuse in almost the entire South Asia. It began with the days of the Raj when newly set-up industries and plantations started employing children on a large scale to augment production which continued for a long time until trade union movements and resultant labour legislations restricted the employment of children in the factories and plantations. The state of child labour in the neighbouring countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka vis-a-vis India, the economy of child labour, its socio-cultural roots, the treatment of children in the ancient world and possible remedies to the problem form part of this study. Further, in this book child abuse and juvenile delinquency, two inseparably linked phenomena have been discussed with a rare sense of aptness. This intensely directed study has mapped, perhaps for the first time, the problems of child labour, child abuse and juvenile delinquency with absorbing details.

Contents

Preface>
Introduction
1.Child Labour in Colonial India
Movements Against Child Labour and Labour Legislation in Colonial India
2.The Forms of Child Labour and the Plight of the Child Workers in South Asia
Bonded Labour and Traffic in Children
The Urchins and the Casual Workers
Malnutrition
Economy of Child Labour
The Retrievers
Other Forms of Child Labour
Child Prostitution
The Domestic Helps
3.Child Aubuse in India and the SAARC Countries
4.Children in Conflict with the Law
5.Conclusion
Index

Meet the Author
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1956
Dr M.S. Bhattacharya, a well-known social activist and author, has contributed to many journals and anthologies on topics related to child labour, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, psychological well-being of the children and various contemporary social problems. Primarily known as an art historian his works like North-East India and Her Neighbours (1995), Art of Bengal (2002) and Studies in Microhistory (2006) have aroused much intellectual curiosity in India and abroad. All his works bear the hallmarks of in-depth research. Born in 1956 and resident of Kolkata Dr Bhattacharya is now the editor of the Historical Review, a biannual journal of history and archaeology.
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