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Poverty: Issues and Challenges

 
Kamaljit Das (Author)
Synopsis Poverty describes the situation of people or populations (Individuals, Households, Social Groups, Regions or Territories) who are poor for significant periods of their lives who may pass their poverty on to their children and for whom finding exit routes from poverty is different analysis of this basic aspects of poverty links conditions of scarcity to aspects of distribution of resources and power in a society, recognises that poverty may be a function of the diminished capacity of people to live the kinds of life they value. Economic aspects of poverty has focus on material needs typically including the necessitates of daily living such as food, clothing shelter or safe drinking water. The social aspects of poverty may include lack of access to information, education health care or political power poverty can be understood as an aspect of unequal social status and inequitable social relationships, experienced as social exelasion, dependency and diminished capacity to participate and to develop meaningful connection with other people in society, so it is the sum total of multiplicity of factors that include not just income and calorie intake but also access to land and credit, nutrition, health and longevity, literacy and education, safe drinking water sanitation and other infrastructure facilities. Therefore there is a need to look at the multidimensional indicators of poverty which not only reflect to diversities of poverty indicators but also the response to policy orientation.

This book is on attempt to present the multidimensional aspect of poverty not inn theoretically but also with empirical evidence the articles written in this book are based on the empirical study conducted by the writers not only inside the country but also abroad. The writers have tried their best to represent the experience of poverty and the challenges to the policy initiatives of government in different parts of the globe lucidly. Moreover the essays presented haere address a variety of issues namely the nature of the state and government, poverty and the policy of the government, tribes, women and peasant question etc. The book because of its theme and wide range is expected to be of great interest to the academic professionals as well as the general reader.
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About the author

Kamaljit Das

Mr. Kamaljit Das had a distinguished academic career in historic Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and Utkal University, Bhaubaneswar, Orissa, presently working as member of Faculty, Fakirchand College, University of Calcuatta. He was also awarded university gold medal for his outstanding performance in M.A. examination. He has particiupated in different national and international conferences in different university and research institutes and presented several research papers on different aspects of politics and society. He has also the distincation of publishing servaral research articles in different national and international journals. He is also a regular writer in different Oriya and English newspapers on different dimensions of politics, society, religion and culture. To his credit, Mr. Das has a book on "Livelihood: Discontentment and Governances" and an monograph on "The Changing Face of Public Administration" and he is also closely associated with variety of educational, research and professional bodies.

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Bibliographic information

Title Poverty: Issues and Challenges
Author Kamaljit Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.09.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184111927
length xxii+321p., Tables; Figures; Maps; Index; 23cm.