Interrogating Child Problems: Issues and Challenges
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About the Book :
Children’s are the most precious segment of human society. They are our future assets. Their programmes should find a prominent part in our national plans for development of human resources. Equal opportunities of development to all children during the period of growth should be our aim, as this would serve larger purpose of reducing inequality thereby ensuring social justice. In this book the status and rights of children in the Constitution of India and in the varieties of law has been discussed covering basic issues, like health, education and protection from hazardous employment. It shall be the policy of the state to provide adequate services to children, both before and after birth, and through the period of growth to ensure their full physical, social, and mental development. States shall progressively increase the scope of such services, so that, within a reasonable time, all children in the country enjoy optimum condition for their balanced growth. A major contribution to social science and child studies, this book is a source book for policy-makers, social scientist, research scholars and students.
About Author :
Pankaj Kumar is Head, Department of Sociology, Asansol Girls’ College, Kazi Nazrul University (KNU), West Bengal. He has completed his M.A. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, M.Phil. from Delhi University and Ph.D. from University of Burdwan (W.B.). He has published several research papers in edited books and referred journals. He has presented several research papers in various state and national seminars and workshops. He has published a edited book on gender issue. His work has focused on the development induced displacement, tribal, women and child.
Sadhna Gupta (WBES) is Assistant Professor in Department of Law, Hooghly Mohsin Govt. College, West Bengal. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Laws and Ph.D. from the Burdwan University, West Bengal. She specialized in Human Rights and Gender Justice and did her Ph.D. on “Trafficking and Prostitution”. Child and Women related issues are her special areas of interest. Her research papers are published in different research journals of national and international repute touching upon various aspects of human rights issues. She has published a edited book titled ‘Relocating Women’s Equality’.