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Rural Development: Concept and Recent Approaches

Price : $46.50
ISBN # : 9788131602652
Author : A. Thomas William and A.J. Christopher
pages: 344
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Rawat Publications
Published : 2011

The book primarily deals with different dimensions of rural development, with special reference to India. The focus throughout remains on enabling the reader to understand the concepts and recent approaches to rural development. Besides, the discussion on the schemes of the central and state governments for different target groups gives better understanding of the rural development activities of the government. The book promises to be a valuable reference for all concerned students of social work, sociology, public administration, rural development, the academicians, development workers and the policy makers.

Author Bio: A. Thomas William is Associate Professor in Social Sciences in the Research & Post Graduate Department of Rural Development Science, Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), Karumathur, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Dr William specializes in rural development, women studies, deviance, children and adolescents at risk, welfare administration, human rights, NGO management and sexual health. He has participated and presented papers in international and national conferences and published papers in journals of repute. He is also serving as the Chairman, Government Child Welfare Committee for Madurai and Theni districts and doing research related to children at risk and implementation of child protection programmes by NGOs. He is actively engaged in research and consultancy work to various development agencies.

A.J. Christopher is Associate Professor in the Research Department of Social Work, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, North Arcot district. Dr Christopher specializes in women studies, community organization, social action, self-help groups, youth welfare and computer applications in social work. He has attended many national and international conferences as resource person and has also published scholarly articles in reputed journals. He is an expert in conducting training programmes on NGO administration, SPSS for social work, professionalism in social work and voluntary work.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 27 June, 2011.

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