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Social Worker and State

Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan

in Growing Up and Away

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780198071266
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080779 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071266.003.0003
Social Worker and State

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This chapter focuses in the relationship between the State and the social workers. These social workers, primarily women, helped displaced women and children following Partition. They were all political activists who had combined political work with long service advancing the constructive programme during the struggle for Independence. They and their colleagues in official positions perceived the resettlement efforts as part of the political programme of nation-building.

Keywords: children; women; social workers; political activists; nation-building; resettlement

Chapter.  10751 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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