Inhabiting `Childhood`: Children, Labour and Schooling in Postcolonial India

Sarada Balagopalan

Inhabiting `Childhood`: Children, Labour and Schooling in Postcolonial India

Sarada Balagopalan

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.