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Social work and social welfare

Social work and social welfare

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Published by Ramesha-Niratanka
social work and socia welfare by Shankar Pathak , Rtd professor , Delhi university.
social work and socia welfare by Shankar Pathak , Rtd professor , Delhi university.

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Shankar Pathak, of the Department ofSocial Work, Delhi University hasmade a commendable innovativeattempt to study the growth anddevelopment of social welfare in Indiafrom the lowest rung of the ladder ofcivilization to its present plans ofattainment….Pathak comes out with great courage and individuality in hisanalysis of the contribution of social reformers like RamMohun Roy, Vidyasagar, Sasipada Banerjee, Jyotiba Phuleand others… 
Extracts from the Review of Social Welfare-An Evolutionary andDevelopmental Perspective. Macmillan-India 1981: Indian Express. N.Delhi
Your paper on social work manpower demandpresented at the conference of social workers.....I need it for a course I am giving-M.S. GoreYou have done well in providing concise and lucidclarification of some of the ‘foggy’ areas of socialpolicy....It would be worthwhile continuing your scholarly andinsightful writings on social policy in India.- P.D. Kulkarni
Shankar Pathak is a retired Professor of Social Work, Delhi University.He studied at Karnatak and Lucknow Universities with economics as amajor subject, and also political science, sociology and socialanthropology. He obtained the post-graduate diploma in social work atthe Tata Institute of Social Sciences and M.A at the Indiana University,U.S.A. He has widely read in social sciences, and social work, anduses this knowledge in all his writings. He has authored five books onsocial work, contributed articles to the Encyclopaedia of Social Work inIndia (1966 and 1987) and to several anthologies on social work. He isa founder member of I.A.T.S.W, its first President of the Delhi Branchand Editor of its quarterly journal-Social Work Forum (1969-71).He was U.N.ECAFE (now ESCAP) Senior Lecturer at the PhilippineSchool of Social Work, Manila and the International Association ofSchools of Social Work Consultant on Family Planning, at the Facultyof Social Administration, Thammasat University, Bangkok, during1973-74.The book traces the changing concepts and contours of social welfareand social work practice in India from the Vedic times to the presentday. Divided into two parts, the first part begins with a theoreticalframework in a sociological perspective and then proceeds to trace thehistorical development of social policy and social welfare in India untilthe end of the colonial rule. Part two of the book begins with the evolu-tion of social welfare in India since independence. It then proceeds todiscuss the quest for professional status and the practice of social workin a cultural perspective. It is also a critique of contemporary social workpractice in India with suggestions for a new approach in a developmen-tal perspective.The treatment is authoritative and perhaps the first book to studysocial work and social welfare in a cross-cultural perspective drawingupon the Indian history, tradition and practice. It is well annotated with acomprehensive bibliography.

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