The Book “Child Care and Development,’’ is a Revised Version of Dr. Bora’s Doctoral Thesis entitled, “Child Care and Development: A Case Study among the Mishings of Dibrugarh, Assam’’. The study is based on indepth fieldwork amongst the Mishing (which is a schedule tribe of Assam) in two different settings. The present book successfully and scientifically analyses the various aspects of child rearing practices from various angles along with plenty of examples and references. It has not only focused on the latent cultural values, belief, practices, food habits, etc, associated with child rearing, but also able to identify its importance to the policy makers as to how various socio-cultural factors play a major role in upbringing the children, how the formal and informal institution of a society contribute its share in moulding a child . . . . and so on. are described lucidly in the book.
Promanita Bora (b. 1971) is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology in Dibru College, Dibrugarh, Assam. She was educated at the University of Dibrugarh, Assam. Her academic career was very bright. She stood First Class in B.Sc examination in Anthropology (Major) with distinction marks. Dr. Bora did her M.Sc. in Anthropology from Dibrugarh University with first class first position followed by Research work. Further, she was honoured with postgraduate (Merit) Prize and during her Ph.D. work she was awarded with Departmental Research Fellowship offered by Research Council, Dibrugarh University. Later on, her doctoral thesis was qualified for getting financial assistance by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) New Delhi.Moreover, she has published eight Research papers and several popular articles in Assamese and English. Recently, she had the opportunity to get the post-doctoral research fellowship from the ICSSR, New Delhi. She had successfully completed one UGC sponsored Minor Research Project and played the secretarial role in organizing and conducting one UGC sponsored National Seminar at the premises of Dibru College, Dibrugarh, Assam. At present she is busy with various Research activities and projects, specially in N.E. region of India.
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