Ashok Antony D'Souza, pp. 296, Rs. 500, Niruta Publications
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
Since the dawn of independence India has come a long way and has achieved much, especially in the fields of nuclear and Information Tech- nology (Chakravarty, 2008). Alongside these achievements we have also been witnessing growing authoritarian and repressive nature of the state. The developmental model pursued by the country has been largely in favor of the elites. The weaker sections of the society have grown more vulnerable. It could also be argued that the country was never so divided in economic, social, communal, and political fronts as it is today (Teltumbde, 2003).
Dr. Kodur Venkatesh, pp. 56, Rs. 75, Niruta Publications
A Literate Nation speaks of its Culture and Prosperity. It is a pity that the evil of illiteracy in our country has lead to lack of social awareness among our people leading to their exploitation by most sections of our society. I believe in the concept of `each one teach one` and it takes less than six months to turn an illiterate into a literate who can read and write. More than Adult illiteracy the Child illiteracy could pose a very difficult situation for the society and its overall health. We are a country with extreme diversity with scores of castes, languages and dialects and Literacy would be the only medium to unite the country and appraise every citizen about what is happening around him.
pp. 392, Rs. 350, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy Publication
The governance of voluntary/non-profit organisations becomes increasingly important as organisations grow and develop. Although most organisations have governing boards, motivating and channelling them wisely is often a challenge. As the non-profit establishes itself and diversifies its operations and programs, the work of the board takes on new meaning. An engaged and deliberate board can make the difference between an organisation that is merely surviving from day to day and one that approaches the future with vision and determination.
Priya Viswanath, pp. 260, Rs. 295, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy Publication
This book celebrates Indians who care about India in a very special way!
I am most grateful to:
Noshir Dadrawala, Executive Secretary of the Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy who had the faith and vision to support this pioneering effort. Noshir has been more than supportive and he has also been a staunch friend and patient observer of the many trials faced in the writing of the book. Working with the Centre has been one of the best experiences of my life!
Freddy R. Daruwala & Sharukh N. Tara, pp. 152, Rs. 100, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy Publication
The need for a handbook to understand the accounting function, especially with regard to voluntary/not-for-profit organizations in India, was felt for a long time.
Keeping proper accounts is not only a statutory requirement under the various laws affecting voluntary organizations, but also a requisite for enhancing credibility in the eyes of all stakeholders.
Dr. Ramesh B. et,al., pp. 358, Rs. 300, Tumkur University
The Department of Studies and Research in Social Work, Tumkur University has been doing an excellent work in teaching, research and extension activities. The present book titled Social Work Education in India: Issues and Concerns illustrates the academic commitment of the Department.
Noshir H. Dadrawala, pp. 212, Rs. 300, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy Publication
My involvement with various philanthropic institutions began with fund raising. In fact, I even owe my present involvement with the Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP) to fund raising. As Project Manager of a development institution in Mumbai, I had approached the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust for a grant to support a community project. In the process of securing the grant, I came in touch with Mr. R.M. Lala, Director of the Trust. In the year 1986 when he, along with other leading lights like the Late Mr. H.T. Parekh, Mr. R.R. Chari, Mr. D.M. Forbes and others, launched CAP, I was invited to join as its first Executive Secretary.
Noshir H. Dadrawala, pp. 132, Rs. 150, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy Publication
It gives me great pleasure to write the foreword to Noshir H. Dadrawala's new book, 'Merchants of Philanthropy'. On many occasions in the past, Noshir and I have discussed the necessity of having just such a book, the main objective being to inspire and motivate others in industry to develop into "Merchants of Philanthropy".
Anand Sirohi, pp. 404, Rs. 2500, Dominant Publishers. (Three Volume Set)
A welfare State is committed to the social, economic and intellectual betterment of its citizens. It sets up institutions, establishes organisations and facilitates all other endeavours in this direction. The entire range of social welfare becomes a prime responsibility of the State and its various establishments. The policies and plans meant for the benefit of all classes of citizens extend over social welfare, social defence, social reconstruction, social rehabilitation, social insurance and several other areas. The very complex character of the nature and dimensions of the processes, procedures and authorities necessary for the effective implementation of projects and schemes makes it a herculean task for the government as well as the implementing authority.
Murli Desai, pp. 236, Rs. 550, Rawat Publications
Development of resources for social work education such as subject curricula and methodology of social work education is one of the major activities of the Social Work Education and Practice Cell, that aims at strengthening of social work education in India. A Subject Curriculum Series for Social Work Education is, therefore, initiated with this book.