chapter  8
20 Pages

Child Labour in India: A Critical Evaluation of Four Issues

ByAnna Pinto

Before considering specifi c concerns or even the problematique of child labour, I should like to explore broader perceptual, contextual and historical frameworks that determine, in frequently unexpected ways, the attitudes and therefore approaches and responses to the situation. In any society, including the non-human, the condition and prioritization of its young in the normal course of its functioning, is the bottom line indicator of that society’s health and survival prognosis. What does the state of our children, in this proudly global world say about ours?