Child labour in India
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Child labour in India a general review, with case studies of the brick-making and zari embroidery industries by Sumanta Banerjee

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Published by Anti-slavery Society, available from Third World Publications] in London, [Birmingham, Eng .
Written in English



  • India.,
  • India


  • Child labor -- India.,
  • Brickmakers -- India.,
  • Embroidery industry -- India -- Employees.

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StatementSumanta Banerjee.
SeriesChild labour series ;, report no. 2
LC ClassificationsHD6250.I42 B36
The Physical Object
Pagination46 p. :
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4207353M
ISBN 100900918071
LC Control Number80486657

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