Centre for Equity and Justice for Children and Families,
School of Social Work - Mumbai Campus
Ph.D. (TISS), 2017
Centre for Equity & Justice for Children & Families School of Social Work
Dr. Pekham Basu has more than 20 years of experience across sectors and issues, from domestic violence to social entrepreneurship to corprate social responsibility. She has worked extensively on mining issues in Rajasthan, with specific focus on minor minerals, issues of child labour, and policy advocacy for occupational health and safety, and organising informal labourers. She has worked extensively in India, and for a brief period in London.
After graduating in History from Loreto College, Calcutta she did her post graduation in Social Work from TISS.
Doctoral thesis on "Widows of the Mine – Undercounting Silicosis and its Impact on the Widows of Mineworkers"
She is on BIRD's Advisory Board. The Billion Readers (BIRD) initiative based at IIM Ahmedabad aims to deliver daily reading practice, for life, to a billion TV viewers in India, especially girls and women.
Mining;Occupational Health and Safety; Occupational Diseases like Silicosis, Asbestosis
Informal Labour; Child Labour
Corporate Social Responsibility; Management of Social Service Organisations
Children and Families in Vulnerable situations
Social Entrepreneurship;Rural Artisan
Social Work Education;
Basu, P. (2020). Mining in rajasthan—A quagmire for policy, practice and people. The British Journal of Social Work, bcaa227. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcaa227
Sinha, Ruchi & Basu, Pekham. (2020). A slum and a desert: Structural violence perspective on the survival of families experiencing poverty in ed. Prasad, Juvva & Nayyar “ The Contemporary Indian Family, Imprint Routledge India, pp Pages 21, eBook ISBN 9781003057796
Content Writer for Modules on History and Philosophy of Social Work for EPG Pathshala, University Grants Commission, India , as follows:
Module 7-Indian Ideologies in the Ancient Period- Vedic Religions, Jainism and Buddhism
Module 8- Zoroastrianism and Islam and their arrival in India
Module 9 -Mysticism of Bhakti & Sufi movements, & Sikhism
Module 14- Indian Constitution and its relevance for social work
Basu Pekham (2014), Occupational Disease among Mineworkers – Case Study of Silicosis in Rajasthan in Health issues and development (July-Sept. 2014), Journal of Development Management and Communication, Jaipur, India, Page 274-283
Basu Pekham and Sengupta Rana (2014), Empowering the Women – Case Study of Women in Mining in Rajasthan in Women Empowerment: Perspective, Concept, Problems and Prospects, Editor Veena Dwivedi, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, Page 156-163
Basu Pekham and Sengupta Rana (2014), Gender Mainstreaming- Case Study of Women in Mining in Rajasthan in Gender Mainstreaming: Problems and Prospects, Editors Prof. Verma and Dr. Dwivedi, Udaipur School of Social Work, Rapid Book Service, Page 186-190
Basu Pekham (2010), Mine Workers of Rajasthan – Emerging Leaders in Veils. Published in Asian Labour Update, Hong Kong, Issue Number 77, Page 20-25
Dave Anjali, Solanki Gopika, and Basu Pekham. 2001, 'Journey from Violence to Crime: A Research Study on Domestic Violence', Indian Journal of Social Work, 62(3): 430.
Impact Evaluation of CSR activities and developing CSR Strategy for Azure Power Thirty Three Pvt Ltd
Developing Social Protection Policy of Chhattisgarh in partnership with UNICEF and Chhattisgarh government for the entire state with special focus on 10 vulnerable districts (2020)
University Grants Commission sponsored Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE) COMPONENT 3: Prebid Stage: project titled “Archiving Crime History – historical journey of a society through Village Crime Note Books (VCNBs)
Parle Agro CSR funded "Baseline Assessment of Anganwadis in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu and Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh