In India, the term ‘social work’ is generally used to include almost any activity which intended to help, restore, or promote some aspects of the physical, economic and social well-being of individuals and groups (Nagpaul, 1988). It is not at all a new thing and it has been done as it still is. Social work in India has been practiced as an act of friendship and in the ordinary course of duty by the priest, the teacher, the doctor and the lawyer. Historical analysis of the development of social work in India on the basis of striking characteristic feature of particular period is presented under different following heads.
Multiple Choice Questions-1
1. The Social Security Measures, first of all was adopted in Ancient India by
C) King Ashoka
Ans :- C
2. Who had appointed ‘Goops’ to keep records of castes, births, marriages and looked after people to institutionalise the help process?
C) Samudra Gupta
Ans :- A
3. Who was the first Muslim king made a blood attempt to prohibit the Sati system in India?
A) Ghias-ud-din Tugalak
Ans :- C