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Work and School

Work and School Child Labour and the Right to Education in South Asia: Needs vs Rights edited by Naila Kabeer, Geetha B Nambissan, Ramiya Subrahmanian; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2003;

ICT and Indian Development

The experience of production, diffusion and use of ICTs in India has been intriguing and complex. Not only does India have one of the fastest growing ICT sectors in the world, it is also home to one of the largest set of civil society experiments using ICTs to empower the marginalised. Against the backdrop of these issues and concerns deliberations at a three-day international seminar held in December 2002 found that lessons learnt in the ICT sector about the complexity of technological diffusion and social change and the importance of public policy institutions have not found their way into policy-making.

Universalising Education in India

in India India Education Report: A Profile of Basic Education edited by R Govinda; Oxford University Press and National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, 2002; pp xxvi+362, Rs 300.

Child Labour: A Perspective of Locale and Context

The occasional spurts of attention that child labour has gained in the recent past following the debates on globalisation and its impact have often raised only a cacophonic noise instead of a coherent understanding of the issues. What are the divergences in the perspectives on child labour? This article attempts to locate the issues in the large context of child rights by reviewing policies and attempts to detail the construct of childhood in India mapping the ambiguities regarding children's work and education.

Labour of Children

Children’s Lifeworlds: Gender, Welfare and Labour in the Developing World by Olga Nieuwenhuys; Social Science Press, New Delhi, 1999; pp 228, Rs 425 (hardback).
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