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Drawing heavily on the writings of porfessor D.S. kothari and matatma gandhi, this book analyses the concepts of truth in science and religion.
Study with reference to Pune, India.
The Book Tries To Trace The Relationship Between Gandhian Approach To Development And Social Work. It Addresses Issues Like Environment, Bhoodan And Gramdan, Community Development, Peoples Participation, Dalit Empowerment Etc.
This book elucidates Gandhian theory and practice of development. It is an attempt also in mixing Gandhian ideas with social science concepts from the disciplines of sociology, social anthropology, modern communication theory and professional social work by an academic interpreter, analyst and practice oriented author who has chosen themes and issues dear to Gandhi such as rural development, alcoholism and prohibition along with concept of leadership, peoples participation and the role of a catalyst who is an outsider to the community. The author has drawn upon his own field experience and research. It is a thought provoking book which will be liked with added interest by readers.
Papers presented at a National Seminar on "Globalisation and Ageing: Implications for Gerontological Social Work", organised by Tata Institute of Social Sciences on Dec. 22-24, 1997.
The book critically examines the role of Social Work in developmental process in the context of Community Development programmes in India. It gives the history of Rural Development in India and with the help of action situations discusses the value of social work intervention in organizing rural poor. An analysis of five Panchayat elections in three villages of Delhi, graphically describes intense struggle for power at the grassroot level. The book makes some practical suggestions to improve the effectiveness of Panchayat in village development work. The main thrust of the book has been on involvement and peoples participation in their own development rather than merely accomplishment of projects or programmes. Review Professor K.D. Gangradeâ€™s book describes the process of decision-making and the tussles that take place in electing panchayat members. Meher C. Nanavatty, in a Foreword to the book, poses an interesting question: Can the social work profession as it exists today â€œwith little roots in the culture of the country and mostly woven around theories from the Westâ€ , face the challenge of change?
Despite 58 years experimentation with the policy of protective discrimination and planned development a large majority of the 80.2 million tribal people languish in abject poverty, landlessness, powerlessness, illiteracy and malnutrition. Being caught in the hangover of the strong patriarchic tradition the women of nearly 700 marginalized tribal communities find themselves highly exploited, subjugated and voiceless. The present book, first of its kind on tribes living in northern districts of West Bengal (popularly known as North Bengal), explores the areas of subjugation of tribal life and particularly that of the tribal women and analytically presents the case of tribal women in a tea gard...