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DIFFERENT TALES – STORIES FROM MARGINALIZED CULTURES AND REGIONAL LANGUAGES

Different Tales brings us stories from the lives of children who rarely find place in mainstream children’s literature. The series addresses dimensions of marginalization—along the axes of gender, caste, minority, disability. . Read More

Reports

CURRICULAR TRANSACTIONS IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IN ANDHRA PRADESH (2002)

This is the report of a project that documented the processes underlying curricular transactions among children from marginalised communities, studying in classes 6, 7 and 8 in ten schools in Hyderabad. The report stresses the need to examine the impact of the curriculum and normative values that it embodies on these children’s self-worth and aspirations. The reasons or children’s inability to attend school seem to go beyond the often cited poor teaching and forced child labour. A CD of the report is available for sale at Rs 100. The report is also available online at this site.  Click here for full report.

CRITICAL EVALUATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE IN TELUGU (1989)

Written by C. Aruna, this report presents a review of children’s magazines such as Chandamama, Chitrajyothi and Balamitra from 1984 to 1990, with special reference to sex role patterns. 9000 stories were analysed. It was found that very few stories have women as important characters. Only 7% stories were about women and 70% about men and women.