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1 Myron Weiner, Neera Burra, and Asha Bajpai
Born Unfree: Child Labour, Education, and the State in India
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2006; 0195679903 / 9780195679908; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
It has been twenty years since the Indian Parliament passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986. Yet more children work as labourers in India than in any other country in the world. This Omnibus brings together three significant works on child labour focusing on the key factors which create an exploitative relationship between the economy and the children of the poor and the marginalized. In an Introduction written especially for this Omnibus, Neera Burra points out that there are definitional issues around the very concept of child labour and suggests that insights from feminist economics can help illuminate them; only then can we form an accurate picture of the role of child labour in the economy. In addition, she examines the strategy of different groups who have successfully worked against child labour. She argues that child labour can only be reduced when civil society and the state work together to get children out of work and into school. In The Child and the State, Myron Weiner argues that it is not India’s poverty which prevents the introduction of universal primary education and the banning of child labour, rather it is lack of political will and the ‘belief systems’ prevalent in Indian society. Born to Work is based on first-hand field investigations into the employment of child labour in five industries: brassware, gem polishing, lock-making, pottery, and glass manufacture. Neera Burra documents the hazards that these children face and argues that working from a young age leads to a shortened working life. Thus, child labour is not only a consequence of poverty, but also a major cause of it. In Child Rights in India, Asha Bajpai provides a detailed overview of the rights of the child in domestic and international law, with a detailed analysis of case law. The chapter excerpted here is devoted to the ‘Right Against Economic Exploitation’ and includes an examination of various government schemes and NGO interventions, as well as testimonies from children who work as domestic labourers. 019670

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2 Myron Weiner
India at the Polls, 1980: A Study of the Parliamentary Elections
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.; New Delhi, India; 1984; 8121501245 / 9788121501248; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
India at the Polls, 1980: A study of the Parliamentary Elections, by Myron Weiner, analyses Indira Gandhi's return to power only three years after the voters' overwhelming rejection of her emergency regime. The victor in 1977 had been the Janata party, an all-embracing opposition coalition that had come into being to resist the government's authoritarian measures. Once in office, Janata began to fall apart; power struggles sapped its strength, and it suffered a fatal split. Mrs. Gandhi, meanwhile, made her way back to Parliament and rebuilt her base in the Congress party against the day the government would fall. From his study of the election returns, Weiner concludes that 1980 was a reinstating election: essentially the same coalition of social classes, castes, tribes, and religious groups that had given the Congress party its victories before 1977 returned it in office in 1980. Myron Weiner is Ford Professor of Political Science and a senior staff member of the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute. Among his books are India at the Polls: The Parliamentary Elections of 1977, Sons of the Soil: Migration and Ethic Conflict in India, and, with Mary Fainsod Katzenstein, India's Preferential Policies: Migrants, the Middle Classes, and the Ethnic Equality. Printed Pages: 209 with 1 map. 002330

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