Emerging Social Science Concerns: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Yogesh Atal

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  • Author :Surendra K. Gupta
  • Year of Publication :2004
  • ISBN: :9788180690983
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 440
  • Size: 25 cms
  • Categories: Social Work, Sociology

About the Book :

This book is to celebrate the achievements of Professor Yogesh Atal, one of India's leading social scientists. He has assiduously worked for more than four decades for the growth and development of not only sociology but also all the social sciences in the entire region of the Asia-Pacific. As UNESCO Adviser for Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific, Professor Atal catalyzed thinking on issues of social relevance and promoted research on them. The essays contained in this Festschrift include personal reminiscences and evaluations of Professor Atal work, as also those focusing on emerging social science concerns. Hence the title. The book opens with a critical evaluation of Professor Atal contributions to Asian social science, to social science theory and methodology. Besides the encomiums and reminiscences of encounters with Professor Atal it reflect the social science concerns in the global and national contexts. The book has contributions from specialists both Indian and foreign belonging to different social sciences, making it interdisciplinary in its orientation.

About Author :

Surendra K Gupta is Senior ICSSR Fellow working on a comparative study of Indian Diaspora. Earlier, he taught at the University of Sagar, Miles College, Birmingham (USA), and Punjabi University, Patiala. For a brief period, he was UNESCO Consultant at Bangkok. He is author of Citizen in the Making, India in the Year AD 2000 (with Iqbal Narain), Conflict and Communication: Mass Upsurge in Assam (with Indira B. Gupta), and Indians in Thailand.