Writer Turns Lens On Child Abuse

Writer Turns Lens On Child Abuse

by The Daily Eye Team October 5 2016, 8:44 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 32 secs

GUWAHATI: Writer Arup KumarDutta, also known as India's Enid Blyton, on Tuesday said it was time Assamese literature moved beyond the entertainment-based approach to children's fiction and addressed issues related to child sexual and physical abuse.Speaking at the curtain-raiser for the 12th edition of Festival of Books for Children, Dutta said, "I do not know to what extent Assamese literature has covered child abuse. But going by what I have seen, Assamese literature has been mostly concerned with an optimistic, amusing and entertaining approach when it comes to children. Child abuse, whether sexual or physical, has not been given much attention."


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