Author: Pinki ViraniPublisher: PenguinYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 245ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140298975
A path-breaking book that challenges our notion of family honor and morality.Sometime, somewhere, the conspiracy of silence around Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) in Indian homes had to be shattered. This path breaking book - the first of its kind in the country and subcontinent - attempts to give that sexually abused child a powerful voice. It provides damning disclosures about men, and some women, in middle and upper-class families who sexually abuse their children, then silence them into submission.Based on studies, reports and investigation, this book reveals that a minimum of twenty per cent of girls and boys under the age of sixteen are regularly being sexually abused; half of them in their own homes, by adults who have the child's trust.
Acknowledgementauthor's noteNOTEBOOK ONEPART ONEVaishali : Three monthsPART TWOWhat is child sexual abuse ?PART THREEHome as hellPART FOURWhat the numbers revealPART FIVEChild rapePART SIXA Mother on the runPART SEVENArun : ten yearsPART EIGHTBoy versus girl victimsPART NINEHistorical ethics of Child abusePART TENUnofficial SecretsPART ELEVENWomen as PerpetratorsPART TWELVEThe aftermathPART THIRTEENSrilakshmi : Eleven yearsPART FOURTEENBrother NaturePART FIFTEENPrema : Seven YearsPART SIXTEENChild ProstitutionNOTEBOOK TWOPART ONEDaughters & MothersPART TWOMothers & MenNOTEBOOK THREEPART ONE Tanuja : Nine YearsPART TWO What the law ignoresPART THREESecondary victimizationPART FOURPrevention than curePART FIVEDealing with disclosurePART SIXChild protection unitsPART SEVENDimple : Five YearsPART EIGHTDimple's BrotherPART NINEExit cyclePART TENExit CyclePART ELEVENTo the VictimPART TWELVEHealing by yourselfPART THIRTEENSiddharth : Twelve YearsPART FOURTEENRazia : Thirteen YearsHELPBOOKS HELPLINESBangaloreCalcuttaChennaiDelhi GoaHyderabadLucknowMumbaiAFTERWORD