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Diversity of Life: Lived by the Individuals

E.D. Setty (Author)
Synopsis All of us have a typical way of living life with a diverse understanding. This way of life develops because we seek some understanding of our own significance. Much of any person’s life style is shaped by his culture or upbringing, he grows and develops. The influence during the formative years is powerful. However, aspects may gradually evolve as the person gradually through his or her life. Exposure to different cultural practices or mores, or changes in geography or living circumstances or significant events in life may revamp one’s way of thinking about life and its meaning. In fact, as long as life continues to be lived, understanding it is suspectible to alteration. The present book gives a vivid picture of real-life experiences of people from varied background. The narration in some of these experiences is in third person while in others it is in first person. Many of the characters in the book belong to the vyalar community of South India. The author has therefore thrown some spot light on the culture of this community in the Introduction to the book. The book is an entertaining and inspiring collection of profiles based on real-life experiences. The readers will find it spell-binding and captivating.
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About the author

E.D. Setty

Dr. E. Desingu Setty, trained as a social scientist has extensive and diverse national and international experience in the field of development for around a half century. He was awarded Ford Foundation scholarship for his undergraduate program in Rural Studies. He holds two Master Degrees, viz., MCD & MA and PhD. Served as a direct hire international faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand for a period of nine years. A celebrated writer of thirteen books and over fifty papers and articles published in national and international journals, his three-volume work on the Valayar of South India is likened to Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal’s Asian Drama. Prepared a report on Rural Industrialization, Small-Scale and Cottage Industries in Asia under the aegis of the United Nations Center for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan, Served as a consultant to UNESCAP, UNESCO, BRAC (Dhaka), Bangladesh, LIPI (Indonesia) and Continuing Education Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (Thailand). He was Professor at Maharishi Institute of Management, Visiting Professor at M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies and CMR Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Presently working as a Consultant with Dr. MCR HRD Institute of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Diversity of Life: Lived by the Individuals
Author E.D. Setty
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121004209
length 152p., 22cm.