Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. State of the Experiment: Experts, Parents and the Reformatory; 2. The Nature of the Beast: The Content of Instiutionalized Childhood; 3. Experimental Childhoods: Pain and the Reformatory; 4. Gendering the Reformatory; 5. Masters and Servants: School, Home and the Aristocratic Childhood; 6. The Politics of Deracination; Conlusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
An examination of the role and history of the child, the parent and the family in India between the 1860s and the 1930s.
Satadru Sen teaches South Asian history at Washington University in St Louis. His research interests are in colonial India, the history of discipline, the history of youth and issues of race and identity.