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.