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  • houndbee
  • Posted: SwB Team
  • Dated: 10 January , 2009
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The Art of Giving

Rawat Publications based in Jaipur bring out some of the finest academic texts in the social sciences. A recent book of theirs that is newly on the Scholars site is SOCIAL JUSTICE PHILANTHROPY: Approaches and Strategies of Funding Organizations by Sukhadeo Thorat (erstwhile colleague at JNU and presently the Chairman of the University Grants Commission who has written extensively on caste) , Gail Omvedt (an US born Indian sociologist and human rights activist who has written eloquently on Dalit and anti-caste movements, environmental, farmers’ and women’s movements) and Martin Macwan (human rights activist, founder of Navsarjan that promotes the rights of Dalits and addresses issues of discrimination, land rights, wages and women’s rights)

“The book unravels the approaches, strategies and methods used by different types of philanthropic organizations in addressing the problems of society. They include community-based national and international organizations, corporate sector organizations, family-based organizations and those run by the government. While it brings insights into the priorities these organizations accord, it specially looks into the question whether these organizations address the issue of social justice and support the efforts of NGOs that take up the issue of social exclusion, associated with caste, untouchability, ethnicity and gender, through projects that deal with disadvantaged groups such as Dalits and tribals.
Since not much research has been done on social justice philanthropy related to caste and ethnic groups and their gender and class dimensions, this study provides a good insight into this neglected theme. “

In our Sociology and Dalit Studies sections. Hardcover, 320 pages. Rs 725. ISBN: 9788131602041

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