ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Sumati Thusoo

The Impact of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Intra-household Interactions in India

B Devi Prasad ( is a former professor, School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. A Eswara Rao ( is the development secretary, Balam Nagar Sachivalayam, Zone II, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Visakhapatnam. Sumati Thusoo ( and Vedika Inamdar ( are associated with the Department of Sociology, Monk Prayogshala, Mumbai.

Child Marriages in Haryana

Child marriage continues to prevail in Haryana despite preventive laws. The state government’s policy of conditional cash transfers aimed at eliminating child marriage has failed in incentivising parents to not get their daughters married off before they turn 18. The role of child marriage protection officers who have been given the power to prevent and prosecute solemnisation of child marriages, and create awareness on the issue is examined. In order to draft a macro-level policy pertaining to child marriages, it is important to understand the gaps in the implementation of the existing policies along with grassroots realities and the challenges of implementing them.