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  Private Papers

From the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Collection Dr Gopalaswami Ayyangar Collection
Dr Durgabai Deshmukh papers and OH Transcript Rajkumari Amrit Kaur papers (Speeches and Writings) Rameshwari Nehru papers Mridula Sarabhai papers (on micro film)

The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (Electronic Book) (New Delhi:Publications Division, Government of India, 1999) 8 volumes.

The Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru, 26 volumes, Jawaharlal NehruMemorial Fund.

  Institutional Papers

From the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Collection National Planning Committee, AICC Files Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust papers

  Parliament Records: Parliament Library, New Delhi


Motion regarding Relief and Rehabilitation Situation, 26 March 1949 Abducted Persons (Recovery and Restoration) Bill, 15–17 and 19 December 1949

Undesirable Immigrants (Expulsion from Assam) Bill, 8–10 and 13 February 1950

Motion regarding Draft Outline of Third Five Year Plan Lok Sabha, 22, 23–6 August 1960

Rajya Sabha, 5, 6 September 1960

Children Bill, 1959, Rajya Sabha Discussion on 15 February, 22 August, and 6-8 December 1960

The Children Amendment Bill, 1978 Rajya Sabha, 14 December 1977 Lok Sabha, 28 February 1978

  Committee Reports

Report of the Select Committee, The Children Bill 1954, Presented in Rajya Sabha, 30 November 1956
Report of the Joint Committee, The Children Bill 1959, Presented in Rajya Sabha, 30 August 1960

Evidence presented to the Joint Committee, The Children Bill 1959, CS No. 26

Report of the Ganga Sharan Sinha Committee for the Preparation of a Pro-gramme for Children, Department of Social Welfare, Government of India, 1968

  Government of India Publications

National Charter for Children, 2003, Published in the Extraordinary Gazette Of India, 9 February 2004

Progress in Recovery and Restoration of Abducted Persons from 1 January 1954 to 30 September 1956, Central Recovery Organisation, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, 1956

Report of the Committee of Members of Parliament on Education, National Policy on Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India, 1967

Profiles of the Child in India: Policies and Programmes, Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of India, 1979

Paul-Pont, Ika, Child Welfare in India, (New Delhi: Ministry of Education, Government of India, 1963)

Bhaskar Rao, U., The Story of Rehabilitation, (New Delhi: Department of Rehabilitation, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Rehabilitation, Government of India, 1967)


‘A National Policy for Children’, Proceedings of the National Seminar, Indian Council for Child Welfare, 12–15 February 1964 Stein, Howard, ‘UNICEF in Bellagio: A Memoir’, Unicef History Paper, October 2007

Bakhry, Savita, Children and their Rights in India, National Human Rights Commision, 2006, available at

Unpublished Papers

National Plan of Action on Children, (2004), Draft NGO Response/ Suggestions for Amendment
Swaminathan, Mina (2006), Note on Anganwadi Staffing and the ICDS, for the XIth Plan

Global Meeting of Child Workers, (1996), The Kundapur Declaration, Kundapur (Karnatka)

Child Labour (Employment Regulation, Education, Training and Develop-ment) Bill, (1985), developed by Concern for Working Children

Report of the Gurupudaswamy Committee on Child Labour, (1979), Government of India

Dossier on Child Labour, (2006), Concern for Working Children Evaluation Report of the Working of the Welfare Extension Projects of

CSWB, April 1959, PEO Study No. 30, Planning Commission


Dr Babu Matthew, former Coordinator, Centre for the Child and the Law Professor Shantha Sinha, Chairperson, National Commission for the Protec-

tion of Children’s Rights, India

Dr Archana Mehendale, Associate, Centre for Child and the Law, National Law University, Bangalore

Dr Krishna Kumar, Professor, University of Delhi

S. Vivek, former Coordinator, National Alliance for the Fundamental Right to Education (NAFRE)

Dr Bharti Sharma, Former Chairperson Child Welfare Committee, Nirmal Chhaya, Jail Road, Delhi

Ms Enakshi Thukral, Founder-Director, Haq Centre for Child Rights Dr Sabu George, Campaigner to End Female Foeticide

Mr Subhasis Chakravartty, Convenor National Coalition for Worker’s Rights (NWCR), former Executive Committee Member, NAFRE

Mr Sanjiv Kaura, General Secretary, BSP, Himachal Pradesh, former National Coordinator, NAFRE

Ms Sumita Mehta, Former Media Coordinator, NAFRE



Bharadwaj, Prashant, Asim Khwaja, Atif Mian, ‘Migratory Flows After the Partition of India’, Economic and Political Weekly, 30 August 2008, pp. 39–49.

Brass, Paul R. ‘The Partition of India and Retributive Genocide in the Punjab, 1946–47: Means, Methods, and Purposes’, Journal of Genocide Research, 5(1), 2003, pp. 71–101.

Kulkarni, D.V. ‘Children in Need: A Retrospect of Laws’, Journal of Social Work, Vol. XI, No. 4, March 1951.

Mehendale, Archana, ‘Children’s Commission: Re-opening the Debate’ in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXIX, No. 34, 21–7 August 2004,pp. 3791–3.

Reddy, Nandana, Working with children, Seminar, Issue 545, January 2005, available at nandana%20reddy1.htm.

Shankar’s Weekly, Annual Numbers, 1949 and 1950.

Sinha, Shantha, ‘Child Labour and Education Policy in India’, the Adminis-trator, Vol. XLI, July–September 1996, pp. 17–29.


Aries, Philip, Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life, (Trans-lated into English by Robert Baldick) (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1962).

Ambedkar, B.R., Selected Writings and Speeches, Vol. 15, Vasant Moon (Ed), (Mumbai: Education Department, Government of Maharashtra, 1997).

Basu, Aparna, Rebel with A Cause (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Bianchini, Stefano, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Rada Ivekovic, Ranabir Samaddar,

Partitions: Reshaping States and Minds (London: Routeledge, 2005).Butalia, Urvashi, The Other Side of Silence (New Delhi: Viking, 1998). Gundevia, Y.D., Outside the Archive (Hyderabad: Sangam Books, 2008) (Reprint).

Harris, Barbara, ‘The Noon Meal Scheme in Tamil Nadu’s Political Econo-my’, in Child Nutrition & Poverty in South India (New Delhi: Concept Publishing, 1991).

Jain, Jasbir, (Ed), Reading Partition/Living Partition (Jaipur: Rawat Publish-ers, 2007).

Kidwai, Anis, Azadi ki Chhaon Mein, (Delhi: National Book Trust, 2004).

‘Midnight’s Lost Children’ (translated by M. Asaduddin) in
Reading Partition/Living Partition, Jasbir Jain (ed), (Jaipur: RawatPublishers, 2007).

Krishna, Sumi, Restoring Childhoods: Learning, Labour and Gender in South

Asia (New Delhi: South Asia Books, 1996).

Kumar, Krishna, Prejudice and Pride: School Histories of the Freedom Struggle in India and Pakistan (New Delhi: Viking, 2001).
Kumari, Ved, The Juvenile Justice System in Indiai: From Welfare to Rights

(New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2004).

Luthra, Pran Nath, ‘The Child in India: Policy Provisions and Practices’, in Child in India, Sharad D. Gokhale and Neera K. Sohoni (eds) (Mumbai:Somaiya Publications, 1979).

Menon, Ritu, Kamala Bhasin, Borders and Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition (New Delhi: Kali for Women, 1998).

Menon, Ritu (ed.), No Women’s Land: Women from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh Write on the Partition of India (Delhi: Women Unlimited,2004).

Morris-Jones, W.H. ‘India’s Political Idioms’ in Politics and Society in India, C.H. Philips (ed.) (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1963).

Nair, Kusum, Blossoms in the Dust: The Human Factor in Indian Develop-ment (London, Duckworth, 1961).

Nandy, Ashis, Reconstructing Childhood: A Critique of the Ideology of Adulthood in Bonfire of Creeds (New Delhi: Oxford University Press,2004).

Patel, Kamlaben, ‘Abandoned’, in No Women’s Land: Women from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh Write on the Partition of India, Ritu Menon (ed.)(Delhi: Women Unlimited, 2004).

Samaddar, Ranabir, ‘Oerview’, in Partitions, Reshaping States and Minds, Stefano Bianchini, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Rada Ivekovic et al. (New York: Frank Cass, 2005).

Sen, Satadru, Colonial Childhoods: The Juvenile Periphery of India, 1850–1945

(London: Anthem Press, 2005).

Singh, Amar Kumar, ‘Development of Religious Identity and Prejudice in Indian Children’, in Children in India: Critical Issues in Human Devel-opment, Education, Alfred de Souza (ed.) (New Delhi: Manohar BookService, 1979).

Tan, Tai Yong, Gyanesh Kudaisya (eds), Partition and Post-Colonial South Asia: A Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 2008).

Weiner, Myron, Child and the State in India: Child Labour and Education Policy in Comparative Perspective (Delhi: Oxford University Press,1991).

Baig. Tara Ali, ‘Policy Provisions’ in Child in India, Sharad D. Gokhale and Neera K. Sohoni (eds) (Bombay: Somaiya Publications Private Limited, 1979).

Sinha, Durganand, The Mughal Syndrome: A Psychological Study of Intergen-erational Differences (Bombay: Tata McGraw Hill, 1972).