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.
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.
Noshir H. Dadrawala, pp. 72, Rs. 300, Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy Publication
Over the past 26 years the Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy has advised and assisted hundreds of trusts, societies and companies in matters related to charity laws, tax exemptions and deductions and receipt of foreign contributions. The Centre's newsletter 'Philanthropy' has also been responding to various queries from members. We have observed that some of these queries fall within the domain of 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ).
Dr. C.R. Gopal, pp. 260, Rs. 250, IBH Prakashana
This book "Change and Development in Lambani Society" is the abridged form of my thesis submitted to the Bangalore University for the award of Ph.D. Degree. While I was functioning as project Co-ordinator (1982-85), in the welfare project for artisans [Sandur Kushala Kala Kendra] of the company - [The Sandur Manganese and Iron Ores Limited] wherein I am working, I was Co-ordinating training and production activities in crafts like stone carving, wood carving, cane and bamboo works, doll making, khadi spinning and weaving in addition to mirror and embroidery (lambani craft). During this period I had the opportunity to acquaint myself more with the life style and craft of Lambanis. This, in subsequent years, has motivated me to takeup the present study. I am indebted to the Bangalore University for having given me the opportunity to conduct the study.
M.S. Gore, pp. 398, Rs. 675, Rawat Publications
This book brings together some of my papers published earlier in two separate books entitled Some Aspects of Social Development (1973) and Social Aspects of Development (1985).
T.K. Nair, pp. 166, Rs. 200, Eeswaar Books
The increasing elderly population in India raises many questions. How will we, and the future generations, deal with the challenges posed by the aging of our population? Can it be ensured that growing old will not mean, for the majority, a further sliding down into poverty and dependency? How can families be supported and strengthened so that they can provide good quality of care to the older members? How can the elderly be empowered to look after themselves effectively? Systematic planning and action are needed at the national and state levels particularly in the areas of health care, housing, income security, education and welfare in responding to the needs of the elderly.
K.N. Ajith, pp. 144, Rs. 150, Eeswaar Books
Corporate dominance of global trade is neither new nor recent. Students of India’s history know that the East India Company was indeed a global trading corporation, chartered in December 1600 by Queen Elizabeth I to expand colonial markets. The Company quickly established military and administrative control over territories in India to dominate trade, especially in opium, tea, cotton, silk, and spices. In fact, English imperialism in India began as a form of corporate colonialism that lasted for 100 years following the East India Company’s victory in the Battle of Plassey in 1757. The Government of India Act of 1858 established the British Raj as the English monarchy’s surrogate to control colonial trade across the Indian subcontinent.
Sanjay Bhattacharya, pp. 448, Rs. 795, Rawat Publications
Any profession would necessarily have to be conscious of the context in which it is operating in order to be relevant in its functioning. Social work also has been constantly evolving and attempting to redefine its mandates as per the changing needs of society.
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.
Ashok Antony D'Souza, pp. 176, Rs. 350, Niruta Publications
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in his midnight address to the Constituent Assembly on 14-15 August 1947 had observed, “The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but as long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over”. Thus, India, being a socialist state, was expected to work towards bringing about a socio-economic transformation based on the ideals enshrined in the Constitution.
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.
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