First published in 2007
This book explores child labour in India from a macro as well as from the grassroots level, and puts the Indian situation into a global as well as historical context. It outlines the main problems in the current public debate and in the Indian legislative framework, where the definition of child labour is still limited to work in certain hazardous sectors instead of encompassing every child who is not enrolled in school. The book also gives an insight into Hand in Hand’s experiences in the fight against child labour in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, including a presentation of the organisation’s efforts to mobilise local communities and change perceptions and attitudes towards child labour.
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