Children: The Vanished Childhood (An Emperical Study)
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About the Book :
This book is a manifestation of our thoughts, feelings and compassion for street children who have been always under drudgery, exploitation and violence from various dimensions without any time. Keeping this as a perspective we carried out this particular emperical study to show their plights and sufferings of life which are unspeakable and inexplicable. All information were collected through two sets of interview schedule- one for the childdten and other for the parents. Focus group discusions and a few case studies were also taken into account for acquiring information about this problem.To do so we made an attempt to entangle and establish their different level of life cycle along with their parents and their behaviour, child rights, support and torture from police personnel and community, policies and programmes, legislations and jurisprudence related to children have also been discussed as a vehicle for their protection. The findings and suggestions of our study are discussed very elaborately and vividly. We do hope this book will show how the street children of our country are passing their every second of their life; toiling and perspiring for their own survival.
About Author :
Swati Ghosh (b. 1977) is a passionate development professional working for more than 15 years in social development field. She obtained Ph.D. degree in social work in the year 2012 from Visva-Bharati University. The academic exposure helped her to get associated with various leading National and International Developmental Organizations and she gained experience in social development field of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Her real life experience helped her to specialize in Child Protection, and she was selected as a National Level Trainer. Her papers were also selected for presentation at different levels like “World Health Congress”, “American Evaluation Association, in Chicago”. She also received Dympna Meaney Women’s Leadership Development Award from Dublin, Ireland in 2015 that aims to connect women leaders from Latin America, Africa and Asia with skills building opportunities to strengthen their contribution to global human rights.
Debotosh Sinha (b. 1962) did his Masters degree in Social Work specialising in Family and Child Welfare from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai followed by M.Phil and Ph.D. degrees from Delhi School of Social Work, University of Delhi and Visva-Bharati University respectively. He also completed PGD in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Bharatia Vidya Bhawan, Delhi. Currently, he is serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. He has authored two books titled Aspects of Industry and Occupational Social Work and Problems and Prospects of Child Rights and Welfare in Our Society. He has presented papers in a number of national and international seminars besides the publication of same in journals of repute with contribution of conducting several sponsored research projects. He visited a number of countries (London, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, Scotland, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Manchester, South Korea, etc.) on several occasions for various academic programmes.