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Shadows in Cages: Mother and Child in Indian Prisons (With CD)

Ruzbeh N. Bharucha (Author)
Synopsis Shadows In Cages, is a book on mother and child living in Indian Prisons.  In India, a woman prisoner can keep her child, with her in prison, till the child reaches the age of five.  Shadows In Cages, throws light, on the emotional aspect,where mother and child, in Indian Prisons are concerned.  The author has visited prisons in India and interacted with numerous women inmates and their children.  The book reveals the prison conditions, insecurities, trials, joys, hopes and dreams that women inmates feel and share with their children.  Interviews with prisoners, children, social workers, prison authorities and lawyers, make for a very interesting read and a deep emotional experience.  The author, with tenderness and humour, takes the reader on a journey, that touches the soul and leaves one frequently with an ache in the heart and tears in the eyes.
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About the author

Ruzbeh N. Bharucha

Ruzbeh N. Bharucha, journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, takes the reader into the lives of those poor families, whose past, present and future, were brutally demolished.  The author, present throughout the demolition process, as well as a witness to the heartlessness of those in power, through interviews with slum dwellers and politicians; eminent town planners, environmentalists and activists; as well as through the eyes of those who lost it all, tells a heartrending tale, of tears, courage, determination and most importantly, brings to light, the hollowness of the system and all that, which once was held, sacred and beyond reproach.

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Bibliographic information

Title Shadows in Cages: Mother and Child in Indian Prisons (With CD)
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Fusion Books
Language: English
isbn 8189182420
length 250p., 22cm