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.
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.
Ilango Ponnuswami, Abraham P. Francis, Nonie Harris, pp. XIV+226=240, Rs. 850, Niruta Publications
As a visiting scholar of The Cairns Institute, Professor Ilango Ponnuswami from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India had the opportunity in 2012 to work and collaborate with staff of Cairns Institute as well as social work academics of James Cook University(JCU) in North Queensland, Australia. These collaborations led to recognition that many of the challenges and dilemmas of scientific writing and publicationwere relevant to both the Indian and Australian contexts and that a meaningful cross-national collaboration would potentially enrich the learning experiences of students and staff in both locations. Subsequently the editors of this book, Professor Ponnuswami, and Dr Francis and Dr Harris from JCU, conducted a three day residential Scientific Writing and Publication Workshop (in January 2013), for social work faculty members and research scholars, at the Karl Kubel Institute of Development Education (KKID) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. This book is a tangible outcome of this international, academic collaboration and, most importantly, is the result of the KKID participants’ scientific writing endeavors begunat the 2013 workshop in Coimbatore.
Murli Desai, pp. 192, Rs. 475, Rawat Publications
As a direct outcome of undertaking the University Grants Commission-sponsored curriculum development project (1986 to 1990) and conducting refresher courses for teachers (since 1989) for social work education, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) felt a need for a continued process for curriculum planning and teacher development for social work education. A Social Work Education and Practice Cell was, therefore, set up at the Institute in January 1992. The purpose of the Cell is training, research and resource development on methodology of social work education, through the following functions, at the local, national and international levels:
Venkat Pulla, Andrew Shatte & Shane Warren, pp. 506, Rs. A$ 29.95, Authors Press
Humanity's need for resilience has rarely been greater. We live in a troubled world, in troubled times. As we write, there are 35 major military conflicts and wars raging on this planet. Thirteen per cent of the world's population is unable to find enough food. And global warming is threatening our very survival as a species.
Indrajit Goswami, pp. 336, Rs. 600, Mangala Publications
Historically, all the major religions of the world and their ethics have influenced and guided the traditional social services. But in the later half of the 19th century there was a growing realization to make the services more scientific, secular and humanitarian. As a result all traditional professions had to shift their domains from the cradle of religions to modernity. That transformation has led them to develop a more organized and systematic body of knowledge; specialized training system, professional association and professional ethics.
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.
B.S. Gunjal, Gangabhushan M. Molankal, pp. 450, Rs. 550, Baraha Publishing House
The book on Fields of Social Work Practice edited by us provides an up-to-date introduction to all the fields of social work practice i.e. both the conventional and a few new areas of practice.
The key features of this book is to give an overview of the fields of social work practice ranging from child-family to globalization.
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.