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Struggle for Economic Freedom and Social Justice of Scheduled Caste in South India

 
Y. Ashok Kumar (Author)
Synopsis This is a comprehensive volume describing historical background of the movement of the scheduled caste in South India for freedom and social justice, covering peasant movements, peasant struggles, agrarian revolts, non-cooperation movement, unrest in Andhra Pradesh, peasant-resistance and revolution in South India and Indian Peasant Struggles and achievements. The present publication is the outcome of the doctoral research work undertaken by the author. He has collected empirical data in the villages of West Godavari district interviewing the respondents, personally witnessing the difficult situations and the hardships to which the Palerus were subjected to. The book deals with important issues concerning social injustice, social discrimination, evils of casteism, atrocities ori-the downtrodden sections, poverty, illiteracy ignorance prevalent in the Indian society particularly affecting the scheduled castes in South India. This volume will serve the needs of the teachers, academics, students, social workers, social actionists and researchers who are working for the uplift and empowerment of the downtrodden and weaker sections. In brief, the book is a comprehensive volume focusing on the problem of untouchability in general and the Paleru system in particular reflecting the vivid picture of the scenario of inhuman evil practice prevailing in the Indian society in the form of Paleru system, the traces of which are found even today in the remote villages of Indian society.
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About the author

Y. Ashok Kumar

Y. Ashok Kumar has been working as Faculty Member in the Department of Sociology, Social Work and I.R.P.M., Acharya Nagarjuna University, for the last one decade after having taken. M.A. Social Work, M.A., Sociology from the same University, M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalayam, Indore. Starting his career in 1996 as Faculty Member. Ever since he joined as Social Work educator, he has been evincing keen interest in the pursuit of the advancement of knowledge, contributing research articles to professional journals and presenting papers in National and International Seminars, Conferences, Workshops and Symposia. As a social work educator, he has been devoting his time and efforts fro teaching, research and extension work and striving for academic excellence in the field of his specialised areas of research and academic interest. With his rich backgound of academic and research work, he has brought out, this volume which would help the Students, Social work educators, social activists, administrators, policy makers and academics working in the field of weaker sections.

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Title Struggle for Economic Freedom and Social Justice of Scheduled Caste in South India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178353164
length 301p., Tables; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.