Hyphenated Child–State Relationship

Vijayalakshmi Balakrishnan

in Growing Up and Away

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780198071266
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080779 | DOI:
Hyphenated Child–State Relationship

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This chapter analyzes the child-State relationship. The State would be a presence in the child's life, but it was not essential that the presence be visible all of the time. It is assumed that the child's relationship with the State will have periods of intensity and of lull. There is an assumption inherent in the relationship that whatever sense of responsibility and bond of trust existed earlier will be retained even if there is a long gap in interaction. This distance was important to cement the relationship with family, just as the emphasis on the responsibility of the State was important to convince families that there were no orphans in India.

Keywords: children; State; families; India

Chapter.  11857 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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