About the BookInjustice is in fact the denial of the “due” to the deserving. It is the justice that only negates injustice and the endorsement of this negation by the society as a whole, is social justice. In Durkheim’s terms, it is the collective consciousness that translates this endorsement into practice, through collective representation.
Consciousness is never pre-determined by the Absolute. It is the social ecology, the objective conditions of life which determine social consciousness. Thus the justice or rather social justice is the issue of ‘just’ objective conditions of life. And the equality is the essentiality of the said conditions, i.e. of the ‘just’. So inequality can never set forth social justice.
The book focuses on ‘New World Order’ which is incomplete without equality between the individual and of the nations, the need of which is being increasingly felt now. It also focuses on equity and social justice perspectives in India, and earnestly calls for a “Sense of Service.”
The universal issues of women empowerment, gender equality and Twelfth Plan Document have also been dealt with in this book.
The book will be very useful to all who are concerned to see the era of real peace, progress and security of each individual.About the Author/sPratyush Vatsala (MA English and Hindi), Ph.D. (English), PGDEA, PGDHR & CHRM, is Associate Professor in English at D.B.S. (PG) College, Dehradun. She has widely published her creative, social and research work in various national and international journals. She has edited and contributed to many books, including an ebook, published by Interdisciplinary Press, Oxford. She organized a symposium on Equality & Social Justice in 21st Century on the eve of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand. Her National Seminar on Current Issues in Human Rights Education and Value Development is of global importance in this age of uncertainty. Selected for UGC Associateship at IIAS, Shimla, Dr. Vatsala has published a book on Human Rights & Dalit Narrative with Lambert Pub and is presently working on a UGC Major Research Project in Women Studies. She is also working as Coordinator for IGNOU Study Centre, DBS PG College. Her area of interest varies from Indian Poetics to Educational Administration and Human Rights Education.
Some of her other publications include Jane Anjane (Poetry Collection in Hindi), Megh Prakashan and New Age Companion to English Literature (Edited) Bahri Pub.