Dr. B.S. Gunjal, pp. 294, Rs. 250, IBH Prakashana
The present book is prepared in view of the dearth of the literature available on methods of Social Work, particularly two of the methods, i.e. Community Organization and Social Action which constitute integral part of Social Work Education. While there is limited literature available from the Western authors, the indigenous literature by the Indian authors in the context of the socio-economic conditions obtaining in our country is found lacking.
This book is an attempt to bring forward the various aspects of Community Organisation and Social Action in Indian context. The work would not have seen the light of the day without the active support of all the eminent Social Work Educators. Their zeal and hard work not only paved the way, but also gave us the necessary inspirations to get going. I take this opportunity, to thank all the eminent scholars for contributing chapters in this book.
I acknowledge the sense of gratitude to Prof. S.A. Bari Vice-Chancellor, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta, Shimoga district, Karnataka, Prof. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee former Vice-Chancellor, Assam (Central) University, Silchar, Assam, Prof. K.V. Ramana, former Vice-Chancellor, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Prof. H.M. Marulasiddaiah (Retd.), Bangalore University, Bangalore, Prof. G.S. Bidarakoppa, (Retd.), Karnatak University, Dharwad, Prof. N.A. Ganihar (Retd.), Karnatak University, Dharwad and Prof. I.A. Shariff (Retd.), NIMHANS, Bangalore. My special thanks are due to Prof. S.V. Sudhakar, former Vice-Chancellor, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh for writing Foreword to this book.
Hopefully, this book would cater the needs of Social Work Educators, Researchers, Students and Social Work and Developmental practitioners. The Planners and Policy makers may also find this book useful for reference for their curriculum and planning. I sincerely hope that, student community of Social Work fraternity will find it useful in their academic and professional pursuits.