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Casteism Corruption And Social Development in India

G.R. Madan (Author)
Synopsis India after Independence adopted the British model of Democracy whose main objectives are to provide justice – social, economic and political, equality of status as well as of opportunity assuring the dignity of the individual. During the last fifty-five years of so the Central and the State Governments took various measures to achieve these objectives through legislation and economic, social and cultural activities through successive Five-Year Plans. No doubt, there has been some progress in achieving some of these objectives, but in attaining social and economic equality and equality of status as well as of opportunity there have been some hurdles. These are casteism, corruption, lavish living of upper class people, lack of work culture among many educated people having secured employment, distaste for business and manual work, illiteracy and certain religious beliefs among the masses. Thus, adult literacy along with some minimum education for all children, reinterpretation of religious books and reorganization of religious institutions are essential to remove these hurdles as it happened in the Western countries. No doubt, some efforts were made by the Government in this direction after appointing some Commissions and Committees in this field. Similarly saints, scholars and social workers also made attempts to remove these hurdles by organizing conferences and seminars in these fields. However, the achievement of these objectives is still not in sight. Some suggestion in this book, on the basis of some past literature available in this field.
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About the author

G.R. Madan

Dr. G. R. Madan, M.A. (Econ.), M.A. (Socio.), Dip. In Com., LL.B., Ph.D. (born 1923), had a good academic career. He worked in a research project “Socio-economic Survey of Lucknow City” sponsored by the Research Programmes Committee of the Planning Commission, under Dr. Radhakamal Mukerjee, Director, J.L. Institute of Sociology and Human Relation, Lucknow University, between 1954 and 1956. From 1956 onwards he taught in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Lucknow University till his retirement from the university service in 1984. During 1966-67 he was Post doctoral fellow at the Social Science Research Centre, Mississippi State University (U.S.A.) as well as a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer. He worked there with Dr. Harold F. Kaufman in the field of Rural Sociology. During 1970-71 he went to England under the British Council Commonwealth University Interchange Scheme and worked with Professor S.L. Anderski, at the University of Reading. His work Western Sociologists on Indian Society has been published by the International Library of Sociology, London. In 1973, he was invited to deliver some special lectures on “Social Disorganization and Social Reconstruction in India” at the Karnataka University, Dharwar, and 1976 on “Community Development in India (Some Recent Trends)” at the Bangalore University. He has published several book and articles on India’s social and economic problems. He is associated with a number of social welfare voluntary organizations. Currently he is Visiting Professor of Sociology, Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Janakpuri, New Delhi.

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Title Casteism Corruption And Social Development in India
Author G.R. Madan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Radha Publications
Language: English
isbn 8174873414
length x+200p., References; Appendices; Index; 23cm.