Shankar Pathak, pp. 224+VIII, Rs. 400, Niruta Publications
This book is a selection of my published articles on a common theme. Most of them were written during a period of eight years 1979-1987 (chapters 1 to 4, and 6 and 7). Chapter 8 was written for the ASSWI seminar on poverty, December 1975 and published later in a book edited by R.R. Singh (Concept Publishing Co.). Chapter 5 was part of a special project conceived and executed by Dr. Murli Desai, who was then on the faculty of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and it was published in the Indian Journal of Social Work in April 1997. Chapter 9 was specially written during January-April 2013 for this publication, to provide the readers with an overview of India’s developmental planning of over sixty years, an empirial check on the conceptual-academic discussion of social development/ development in chapters No. 2 and 3.
Shankar Pathak, pp. 340, Rs. 245, Niruta Publications
In 2012, I published a book – Social Work and Social Welfare, Historical Cultural Perspective, Niruta Publications, Bangalore. It included selected, revised and updated parts of my earlier two books: Social Welfare: An Evolutionary and Developmental Perspective, Macmillan – India, 1981 and Social Welfare, Health and Family Planning in India. Marwah Publications,1979. I had also added four chapters especially written for that book.
Dr. Kodur Venkatesh, pp. X+54=64, Rs. 75, Niruta Publications
I always have a sincere and special concern for children and feel quite sorry at the sad state of affairs.
The true health of the Nation depends on the physical and mental health of its own children and the care and concern it has towards its children. Young Children are misused as child labour at a tender age denying them the basic right of education thereby adversely affecting their lives.
Dr. Kannekanti Parameshwar, Dr. M. Purvachar, pp. XVIII+400, Rs. 550, Niruta Publications
1.1. The Problem: Discrimination is inherent in society in all walks of life in all human spheres because society has strata. Society is existed on the basis of role, identity, personal merit; support etc. It reveals about the identified problem of human beings against disabled in the society as a whole. It is common knowledge that the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) have been badly neglected and discriminated all over the world. They do have outstanding abilities which are hardly recognized and excluded from the mainstream of the Society. Given appropriate education, training and opportunity, they can also contribute to the society and economic development of the country.
V. Rama Krishna, R. Shashidhar, M. Muniraju, pp. XX+292, Rs. 600, Niruta Publications
Social exclusion not only generates tension, violence and dis- ruption but also perpetuates inequality and deprivation in So- ciety. In India, certain communities such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and religious minorities experience systemic exclusion in the matter of taking advantages of development. So- cial exclusion is a complex and multidimensional concept having social, cultural, political and economic ramifications. The conse- quences of macroeconomic policies such as poverty, unemploy- ment and involuntary migration exclude the victims from economic, cultural, and political activities.
Dr. Kodur Venkatesh, pp. X+110, Rs. 150, Niruta Publications
‘Understanding and preventing teen suicide’ is designed as a general introduction for the public on suicides in India. The book covers a broad range of topics and viewpoints. It is comprehensive rather that selective, providing the reader with a firm grounding on the general subject matter.
Kalpana Goel, Venkat Pulla, Abraham P. Francis, pp. 264+XVI=280, Rs. 350, Niruta Publications
What is this book about?
This book revisits community development especially questioning the meaning of the term community in the changing global and international context. The nature and dynamics of what constitutes community are changing to suit the needs of people living in a technologically advanced nature of life. Communities that were based on face-to-face interactions, sense of belonging and ‘we’ feelings are being replaced or overtaken by virtual communities. What is seen is that face-to-face human interaction is being minimised by technologically advanced ways of communicating, such as Facebook, Twitter, Skype and various other such mechanisms that have traversed physical boundaries and made human interaction possible. This new development has also been instrumental in generating new ideologies, new ways of working with people and addressing human causes.
Shankar Pathak, pp. 374+XII, Rs. 695, Niruta Publications
At this stage of my life (82 years), I had thought, I would not take any trouble, make any effort regarding my published work – collection of papers, books and subsequently published articles in academic journals. But certain events that took place about fifteen months back, prompted (tempted?) me to reconsider my earlier decision. The result is a selection of my published writings, mainly from two books and addition of four chapters specially written for this selection, and arranging them in one volume, grouped under a common theme. The entire part one of my book, Social Welfare-An Evolutionary And Developmental Perspective, Macmillan-India (1981) is included here as part one. In the second part, I have included selected writings from my other book – Social Welfare, Health and Family Planning in India, Marwah Publications, Delhi, 1979. I have also added four chapters especially written for this book recently (March, April 2012) namely, Helping Process in the Bhagavadgita, Bhakti: Concept, Ideology And Spread, Professionalisation of Social Work 1975-2012 and Developmental Social Welfare. The notes and reference have been retained, with appropriate deletions and renumbering, following the chapter numbers in this book.
T.K. Nair, pp. XVI+256=272, Rs.500, Niruta Publications
Social work education in South India was heralded with the founding of the Madras School of Social Work (MSSW) in 1952. It was the fruition of the vision and determination of the late Mary Clubwala Jadhav, a colossus among social workers in the country. She founded MSSW under the joint auspices of the Guild of Service (Central), one of the oldest voluntary welfare organizations in India, and the Madras branch of the Indian Conference of Social Work (renamed the Indian Council of Social Welfare). Mary Clubwala Jadhav devoted her whole life for serving children, women, differently abled, war veterans, urban poor and other needy sections till she breathed her last at the age of 67. Ill - health and personal tragedies never deterred her from reaching out to the people in distress. She was an epitome of courtesy and social grace.
Ramesha M.H., Dr. D. Sreenivasa Reddy, Dr. Shashidhar C., pp. 496, Rs. 750, Niruta Publications
PAPER- II & PAPER-III (A)
Evolution of Social work Profession-Impact of Social Reform Movements; Factors that influenced the emergence of method approach in Social Work Practice; Social Work profession and Human Rights.