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A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Jonah Steinberg


This intimate portrait examines the tracks, journeys, and experiences of child runaways in northern India. The book situates children's decisions to leave home and flee for the city in their larger cultural, social, and historical contexts, and considers histories of landlessness and debt servitude in narratives of child dislocation. The resulting work is an original perspective on the sociological trends in postcolonial India and a unique treatment of a population of individuals who live on the margin of society.

Keywords: child runaways, northern India, landlessness, debt servitude, child dislocation, postcolonial India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780300222807
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300222807.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonah Steinberg, author
University of Vermont