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Urban Slums and Dimensions of Poverty

H.C. Upreti (Author)
Synopsis Inequality among human beings has been a universal phenomenon. In modern times, the rapid growth of urbanisation and industrialisation has further widened the gap between the rich and the poor. Poverty has forced poor people to make their abode in slums and squatter settlements. Slums have become part and parcel of the urban world. This study makes a diagnostic analysis of the plight of the urban poor and dimensions of poverty in slums and squatter settlements. The study highlights settlements patterns, ecological setting and environmental hazards in slums. It gives a vivid account of female-headed households and position of women and children. The study also focuses on different dimensions of poverty, especially giving an interesting account of the culture of poverty and gender discrimination. Scholars interested in studying different aspects of urban life will find this book informative and useful.
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About the author

H.C. Upreti

Dr. H.C. Upreti is a retired Associate Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has several research publications and books to his credit. These include research papers in national and international journals and books both in English and Hindi. Some of his important publications include Social Organisation of a Migrant Group, Youth Politics in India, Myth of Sati and Women and Problems of Gender Discrimination. Besides, he has translated books of eminent sociologists like Emile Durkheim, Paul Landis Furfey, Tom Bottomore and McKim Marriot. He has also written books in Hindi on Indian Tribes and Urban Sociology published by the Rajasthan Hindi Granth Academy, Jaipur. After his retirement, Dr. Upreti was awarded Senior Research Fellowship for two years by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. He has undertaken several research projects sponsored by ICSSR, University Grants Commission, World Food Programme and University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

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Title Urban Slums and Dimensions of Poverty
Author H.C. Upreti
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pointer Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8171323774
length viii+206p., Tables; References; Bibliography; 23cm.