Overview for Farmers Suicide in India
The book goes into the roots of the problem of farmers' suicide based on number of factors. Suicide has cumulative causation. It occurs due to various reasons and some time the circumstantial evidence leads to reach a conclusion but more often such inferences may go wrong. Understanding the processes and situations leading or contributing the processes and situations leading or contributing to a suicidal state and its consequent influence on the decision-making process is a key to understand suicide. It results form a complex interaction of psychological, social, cultural, financial and environmental factors. Here, this book seeks to understand the suicide cases through various causative factors. As the investigation is more focused on farmer's suicides naturally fulcrum of the analysis is farm centered activities. But at the same time other qualitative factors imparting suicide is explained in clear detail. The two major issues namely causes and consequences of suicide and strategies to overcome suicide are discussed in detail in the book. Different articles have highlighted the situations of different parts of the country. This book will be of great help to the policy-makers and social scientists who are engaged in development work.
Gyanmudra (ed.) (Author)
Dr. (Mrs.) Gyanmudra started her career as a Psychologist (Scientist D) in the Ministry of defence, Government of India, and worked for one and a half decade. Currently she is working as a Associate Professor in national Institute of rural development, Hyderabad, Government of India. Her specialization is in the area of Organisational development, Behavioural and gender Studies. She is conducting research, Training and need based Consultancy in the respective field.