About the BookThe book, New Perspectives in Community Development comprises a wide range of theoretical, conceptual and analytical papers on the important emerging issues in the field of community development. It contains 24 chapters contributed by senior educators in the area of social work and allied fields so as to help the readers for their understanding of the issues involved in the process of community development.
Social work as profession is finding new roles and responsibilities in the changed rural scenario in India. The book highlights various social work interventions to accelerate women’s participation and gender-based development. It analyses the plight of powerless women in the emerging power structure and corporate social responsibilities underscoring new paradigms and linkages for development so as to meet the specific requirements of academicians and researchers in various fields of social sciences.
The book will be particularly useful for the students of Social Work, Rural Development, Sociology and Public Administration at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will be equally useful to policymakers, social service providers, administrators and those engaged in social work and rural development. It will also help researchers in these fields.About the Author/sDr. Sanjoy Roy, M.S.W., M.Phil., Ph.D. and UGC-NET qualified, is working as Associate Professor in Social Work in Delhi University. Having worked with AIIMS, Assam University, Silchar; C.S.J.M. University, Kanpur; IGNOU, New Delhi; and Visva Bharati, Santiniketan in various capacities, he has authored/co-authored and edited books including Women in Contemporary India: Realities and Perspectives; New Directions in Rural Development; Social Welfare Administration; Field Work in Social Work Education (Rawat); and Migrant Rickshaw Pullers in Delhi: Assessment from Social Work Perspectives, (Lambert Publishing Home, Germany). He has also contributed many articles in different academic and peer reviewed journals apart from contributing chapters in PG course in Social Work of IGNOU.
Dr. Roy has been in the editorial board of various journals, including Samaj Bodh, Doctrine and Learning Community. He has also been an advisory board member of Xaviers Institute of Management, Jabalpur.
Dr. Bishnu Mohan Dash, M.S.W., M.Phil., Ph.D., is working as Assistant Professor in Social Work at Bhim Rao Ambedkar College (University of Delhi). A person with brilliant academic record and UGC-NET qualified, he was an editorial board member of Practice, Social Work in Action (a journal of British Association of Social Workers) Routledge, London; BSSS journal of Social Work, Wudpecker Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, and International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology.
Dr. Dash has authored/co-authored four books: Rural Development in India; New Directions in Rural Development; Community Organization in Social Work; and A Case Study on Delhi University Cooperative Thrift and Credit Society, (Lambert, Germany). He has published many papers in various reputed journals. He has been nominated as international committee member of many international conferences.