Inhabiting ‘Childhood’

Children, Labour and Schooling in Postcolonial India

  • Sarada Balagopalan

About this book


Through a rich ethnography of street and working children in Calcutta, India, this book offers the first sustained enquiry into postcolonial childhoods, arguing that the lingering effects of colonialism are central to comprehending why these children struggle to inhabit the transition from labour to schooling.


childhood children ethnography politics schooling

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarada Balagopalan
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for the Study of Developing SocietiesNew DelhiIndia

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