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Growing Up and Away: Narratives of Indian Childhoods Memory, History, Identity

Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan


This book aims to expand our understanding of the role of institutions, norms, and key players in shaping the evolution of child rights in India. It traces the evolution of the child rights discourse in post-Independence India, suggesting that there are different and political ways of thinking about childhoods. Divided into three parts, the book begins with analyses of the effects of Partition, which while creating new political and cultural identities framed the child-State relationship. The second part further examines the ways in which the multiplicity of discourses during the nationalist s ... More

Keywords: children's rights, India, Partition, political identity, cultural identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198071266
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071266.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan, author