About the BookViolence takes many forms and is understood differently in different countries and among different cultures. There are wars between nations for expansion of territory and for the control of natural resources. There are wars within nations. Violence is engineered by state against its citizens and instigated by religious denominations. There is violence perpetuated by the ideologies of racism, sexism, and classism. Violence knows no boundaries and is widely prevalent and pervasive in all spheres of life. It appears across class, caste, ethnicity and race, and across age, religion, culture, location, and profession.
The present volume compiles different essays on diverse dimensions of violence. These essays elaborate upon many important theoretical and operational issues about violence in today’s world and bring out some ways and means to control and manage this social menace at all levels of an individual’s life. Most of these essays are an outcome of the in-depth analysis done by the contributors in their respective socio-political situations. It is hoped that the book will serve as a reference guide for the researchers, planners, policymakers and all those who are concerned with issues relating to various dimensions of violence. About the Author/sManjit Singh is a Professor at the Department of Social Work, Punjabi University Patiala. He has a long and varied experience in social work and social development. Apart from being an educator, he has been associated with various government and non-government bodies. He has published research papers in journals of national and international repute and has authored one book—Political Socialisation and edited another—Women and Empowerment. His areas of interest are Postmodernity, Social Development and Social Work Research.
D.P. Singh is Reader in Social Work at Punjabi University Patiala. An alumnus of Sainik School Kunjpura, Dr. Singh has an illustrious academic record throughout. He has published more than twenty-five research papers and articles in various journals, magazines and newspapers apart from four research projects. He has presented papers in more than thirty seminars and conferences in India and abroad. He is the author/editor of the books—Women Workers in the Unorganized Sector, New Delhi (2005), Women and Empowerment: Experiences from Some Asian Countries, Chandigarh (2005) and Female Foeticide in Punjab, New Delhi (2007). His areas of interest are Gender Studies and Industrial Social Work.