You are here  : Home Non-Communicable Diseases

Use of inhalants amongst street children in Delhi PDF Print

This project involved ethnographic description, interpretation, and diagnosis of volatile substance use amongst street and slum children in Delhi. The main objective of this research was to obtain an ethnographically grounded understanding of inhalant use in Delhi.

The empirical materials threw light on categories of users and patterns of use; the socially and culturally mediated experiences of inhalant use; side effects representing bonuses and/or costs of sniffing; the role of inhalants in the generation of street children; the interplay of inhalant use, power and agency; the political economy of inhalant use, the uses of intervention and also the lack thereof in Delhi. Two conference papers have been written. One of the conference papers has been submitted for publication with the Indian Journal of Human Development..

Principal Investigator: Monika Arora
Co – Principal Investigator: Roy Gigengack
Project Duration: 2008 - 2009
Last Modified : January 27, 2011, 11:38 am