Children are the important assets of the society. Every child has the right to enjoy his childhood. They have the right to education, play, recreation and development of their personality. But it is ‘harsh reality’ of the global society that out of 153 crore children, about 25 crore are ‘Child Labour’. They are working in hazardous, most worst forms and other works. Virtually it is a matter of gross violation of ‘Child Rights’. The concentration of child labourers in India is highest in the world. This harsh reality of the society is fostered by many socio-economic and cultural factors. In India, state intervention to eliminate child labour have been basically of two types—the ‘legislative interventions’ and the ‘welfare interventions’. More than 4000 ‘Special Schools’ are active in 100 child labour endemic districts spread over 13 states of India. Such schools are educating and rehabilitating more than 2 lakhs child labourers.
The present book is a honest effort in this regard just to present a ‘comprehensive picture’ about the complex and gigantic problem of child labour in India. The book is a collection of 19 academic and research papers contributed by many scholars from different universities of India. The papers are grouped into following four sub parts.
Part I Child Labour : General Issues
Part II Child Labour : Causes, Conditions and Forms
Part III Child Labour : Regional Studies
Part IV Child Labour : Combating Child Labour
This book will be useful for students, academicians, researchers, NGOs, trade unions and governmental agencies.
||R. P. Yadav
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||Pointer Publishers, Jaipur