Dibrugarh Universityr which The Author was awarded Ph.D by the Dibrugarh University in 1989, is an intensive analysis providing demographic perspective for development planning including social welfare. Mortality is one of the demographic Variables having impact on fertility, structure of Population and many other socio-economic variables. The author has drawn illustrative references and put data-analysis of the most of the demographic literature and given much attention to analysis of the effects of fertility, mortality, urbanization, migration etc. on population growth.
- An accessible introduction to Vygotskyian sociocultural theory.
- The key concepts of the theory are shown through narratives across 7 chapters.The key concepts are:
- Zone of Proximal Development
- Collaborative dialogue
- Private speech
- Everyday and scientific concepts
- The interrelatedness of cognition and emotion, activity theory and assessment.
Land acquisition for industry and infrastructure are throwing up new challenges in all cases. While there are several protests and conflicts related to land acquisition and displacement among the influenced community, there are disappointments, exasperations and desperation among the project developers. The governments are usually caught in political, bureaucratic and legal wrangling. Suspicion, apprehensions, fear and hopelessness prevail among community who are either displaced or waiting to be displaced.
The crux of the book is to look into reasons why so different members of the community like the old and young, men and women, rich and poor respond to the prospects of displacement in complex ways. And also why, many of them are still dissatisfied even after long years of rehabilitation. There are many successful and unsuccessful, equal and unequal, easy and painful transitions. This book looks for the reasons.
This volume presents a set of readings which primarily focus on the social, political and cultural aspects of village life. A few readings discuss issues of agrarian change and the economy of rural India. A comprehensive introduction provides a detailed historical analysis of the study of rural India, the changes in rural social life, and the forces shaping life in villages today.
The articles, drawn from writings over four decades (1972 to 2010), cover various features of village society: caste and community, land and labour, migration, discrimination and use of common property resources, among others. The volume will be a single reference point for some of the best published works in the field.
Often identified as leather workers or characterized as a criminal caste, the Chambers of North India have long been stigmatized as untouchables. In this path breaking study, Ramnarayan S. Rawat shows that in fact the majority of Chambers have always been agriculturalists, and their association with the ritually impure occupation of leather working has largely been constructed through Hindu, colonial, and post colonial representations of untouchability.
Rawat undertakes a comprehensive reconsideration of the history, identity, and politics of this important Dalit group. Using Dalit vernacular literature, local-level archival sources, and interviews in Dalit neighborhoods, he reveals a previously unrecognized Dalit movement which has flourished in North India from the earliest decades of the twentieth century and which has recently achieved major political successes.
Once perceived as a remote, romantic and mysterious Shangri-La, Ladakh has of recent years undergone profound changes-political, demographic, economic, socio-cultural and environmental. In print since 1983, this introduction to the region has proved its enduring popularity among readers of all hues including sociologists, social anthropologists and historians, as well as non-specialist visitors.
Retaining the basic information from the original, this revised and updated third edition documents the changes and transformations that Ladakh has witnessed since 1996. From the region’s history to its importance as a confluence of various cultures and traditions to a detailed analysis of social, political and economic shifts before and after the Kargil war-it presents a deeply informed account of Ladakh and its people, permeated, moreover, by a radiant affection for them.
Scholarly yet lively, the value of this book, widely recognized as a one-stop reference on the region, is enhanced by the author’s recent research into contemporary realities.
The world is witnessing an unprecedented surge of human consciousness in recognition of the worth of individuals, groups and regions. This is clearly discernible in India as there are growing assertions for the rights of all human beings to dignity, livelihood and appropriate conditions for realizing their creative potentiality. The people’s movements, the experience of parliamentary democracy, expansion of education and communication as well as the process of economic development have vastly redefined the form and content of rights of people.
This document designed as a handbook for social activists, scholars and administrators or anyone trying to defend a right, provides social category-wise listing and cross-listing of people’s rights in India as recognized under constitutional provisions, legislations, judicial decisions, international instruments, government policies, and relevant institutions.
The struggle to achieve social justice has long been a core concern for social work, community development and other approaches to ensure human well-being. However, confronted with a global environmental crisis, a focus on social justice alone may not be sufficient for ensuring a sustainable future for human beings and for the planet we inhabit.
Based on the experience of social justice work, coupled with a deep understanding of, and concern for, the natural environment, an eco-social approach challenges us to develop ways of working that recognise humans’ interdependence upon the non-human world and which seek justice for both people and the planet.
Defragmenting India is an account of the various fault lines of Indian society narrated through the interactions between multitudes of small-town people, framed through the 2002 Hindu-Muslim communal riots of Gujarat. The riots form the backdrop to the travelogue narrative, a journey undertaken by the journalist-author and his friend. The book maps the urban consciousness of India, spanning different spectrums of society, and highlights issues such as the relevance of religion in today’s world and the effect of the communal upheavals on the attitudes of those who experience them.
The narrative uses elements like oral history, folklore about local legends and historical events, research papers, imaginative speculations, biographic anecdotes and graphic reportage in an elliptical and poetic style.
The author captures the undercurrents that flow through the life of a nation, community, city, families and individuals, simultaneously cutting across narrow divisive borders. It is a multi-hued portrait of 21st century India.
Why Unitary Social Science? pleads for a comprehensive appraisal of social reality. Tracing the visionary and transformative paths of reality from subjective to objective points of view, Mukherjee argues that it is precisely the division of social sciences into discrete disciplines that thwarts the emergence of an objective science of society. Social science is seen here as unitary, with diverse specialisations emerging from a single base but proliferating as knowledge advances, indeed as a unified social science rather than as a multitude of social science disciplines.