Section 1 Roots and Origins.
Chapter 1 Roots and origins: ethnicity and the traditional family – Rajkumar H Kathane.
Chapter 2 Traditional values and the family life cycle – Annie Lau.
Chapter 3 Families in transition – Ruma Bose.
Section 2 Main Religious Communities: Precepts, History and Practices in Britain Today.
Chapter 4 The Hindu, Jain and Buddhist communities; beliefs and practices – Kedar Nath Dwivedi and Konasale Prasad.
Chapter 5 The Muslim community: beliefs and practices – Ali El–Hadi.
Chapter 6 Religious beliefs and practices among Sikh families in Britain – Ramindar Singh.
Chapter 7 Jews, Christians and Parsis – Farrokh Vajifdar.
Section 3 Asian Children and British Institutions.
Chapter 8 Health needs of children from Asian ethnic minorities – Anne Sharma.
Chapter 9 Education issues – Dev Sharma.
Section 4 Children in Need.
Chapter 10 Similarities and differences: working respectfully with the Bangladeshi community – Haroon–Ur Rashid and Shila Rashid.
Chapter 11 Psychological problems in Asian children – Queenie Harris.
Chapter 12 Children and families involved in Children Act proceedings – Annie Lau and Anna Bond.