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Slum in a Metropolis: The Living Environment

Sukhadeo Thorat (Author) Sudesh Nangia (Author)
Synopsis Slum in the Metropolis--the Living Environment covers the multi-dimensional profile of the urban poor. The book provides an indepth analysis of social and economic conditions of the people living in a squatter settlement with surrounding middle and high income residential areas in South Delhi. On one hand, it examines the quality of people, in terms of their socio-economic status, on the other hand, it highlights the deficiencies of the living environment, in terms of basic infrastructural facilities and housing conditions. A thorough probe into the life of people living under such environment is bound to follow with a set of recommendations for improvement in the quality of life and living which are contained in the overview and conclusion. This book is of relevance to the academicians, planners and activists who are keen to learn about the social realities of the poor in a rich metropolis; who are committed to task of social development and are engaged in planning strategies for poor people and poor shelters.
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About the authors

Sukhadeo Thorat

Dr. Sukhadeo Thorat is currently the Chairman of University Grant Commission and a Professor of Economics in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He studied at the Milind College of Arts (Aurangabad, Maharashtra), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Aurangabad), Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi), and Main School of Economics, Warsa (Poland). During 1989-1991, Dr. Thorat was a visiting fellow at Iowa State University (Ames), Centre for International and Comparative Studies, Iowa City, and International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC (U.S.A.). He was a founding Director of Indian Institute of Dalit Studies during 2002-2005. Dr. Thorat's research work relates to mainly Agricultural Development, Rural Poverty, Institution and Economic Growth, Problems of Marginalized Groups, Economics of Caste System, Economic Discrimination, Human Rights Issues, Economic and Social thoughts of Ambedkar, and Slums etc. He has to his credit eleven books and more than fifty papers in national and international journals.

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Sudesh Nangia

Prof. Sudesh Nangia is currently UGC-Emeritus Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Slum in a Metropolis: The Living Environment
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175410531
length 155p., Tables.