Dr. Arathi Sriprakash (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge) reviews the book titled ‘Childhoods in India: Traditions, Trends and Transformations’ which includes chapters written by Dr. Jyotsna Jha and Dr. Maithreyi R. The book review is published in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) and is titled ‘The Political Future of Childhood Studies’ in Vol. 53, Issue No. 21, 26 May, 2018. The link for it is here.
The book has been edited by T. S. Saraswathi, Shailaja Menon and Ankur Madan and has been published by Routledge – Taylor & Francis.
Jyotsna Jha’s chapter is titled, ‘Education and gender: a critical analysis of policies in India’. She also makes a reference to the CBPS GrOW study (Together We Can: Assessing the Impact of Women’s Action Groups on Social Change in India) funded by International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC). Maithreyi R’s chapter is titled, ‘Childhood as ‘risky’ and life as ‘skills’: social implications of psycho-educational programmes’.