About the Book :
A great deal has happened all over the world since the year 1934 which witnessed the 1st Congress of the Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences in London. The science of man has weathered many a storm not excepting the far-reaching repercussions of the holocaust of World War EL It has in fact emerged Anteus-like, stronger and revitalized each time. Speedier modes of travel and more efficient media of communication enabling the peoples of the world to come closer to each other have led to a significant revolution in the social sciences. For the first time since its inception, the 1CAES held its Xth session in a Third World country under the distinguished president ship of a Third World anthropologist. It is but fitting that the papers presented at the Congress should be published in India, the host country. A selection of eighteen papers following the communication approach to anthropological studies on diverse subjects has been put together in this volume which seeks to enrich our understanding of the art and science of the communication of ideas in varying social and cultural contexts. The range of contributions is wide both in terms of geographical distribution and the subjects covered. Taken together they have succeeded in throwing into relief the implications of communication for the better understanding of social systems and for management of change and development. Edited with effort and care, the work marks a beginning in exploring frontiers in this aspect of anthropology. This third volume in the prestigious series is bound to raise several new questions and provide insights into areas of research hitherto not too extensively explored.
About Author :
Jagvir Singh Yadav (b. 1954) joined the Monitoring & Evaluation Cell (World Bank Project) under the Department of Agriculture, Haryana in 1979. In the year 1986 he joined the Mewat Development Board (Govt. of Haryana) as Project Economist. He formulated, monitored and evaluated a number of developmental projects relating to all sectors of economy and gained real field experience. His present research interests are in the area of appraisal of agricultural marketing. At present, he is on the Faculty of the Centre for Agricultural Marketing, a pioneering national level organisation set up by the Government of India for specialized training, consultancy, education and research in the field of agriculture marketing in the capacity of an Asstt. Director. Dr. Yadav has to his credit many papers published in the journals of national and international repute. Appraisal of agricultural marketing projects is his area of special interest. The author has been closely associated with various Studies/Reports/Investigations in the agricultural sector. During his service he had an opportunity to work in the rural ambience which has helped him in understanding the ground realities of agricultural problems including of agricultural marketing at the grass-root level. The long experience of the author in the area of Appraisal and Evaluation of Agricultural Projects has also stood him in good stead in the analysis of rural problems.
Dr. Vinayshil Gautam, a legend in the world of management thought and practice, is internationally acclaimed as an institution builder. As a management expert, he has facilitated Management Development activities in Germany, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and some of the finest organisations in India. His expertise has been sought in some of the key policy formulation activities of the Government and the Corporate sector. He has been on the board of various Indian and non-Indian organisations
He has addressed International audiences from Montreal to Melbourne and Caracas to Tokyo. He has been visiting faculty to Institute of developing Economies, Japan and universities such as Cambridge, Sussex, London, Brunel, UK; Dominican, Duke, Penn State, USA; University of LA, Central University, Venezuela; Toronto, York, Canada etc
Widely published, he is a recipient of several fellowships and many recognitions including lifetime achievement awards. Among other things Dr. Gautam has served as the Founder Director of IIM(K); Leader consulting team IIM(Shillong) ; 1st Head Management Department IIT(D),1st Hony Dean KPMG Academy; Sr. MD and Principle Economic Adviser, Protiviti (I) member Pvt Ltd. He has represented India, inter alia, in the activities of UNESCO and Asian Productivity Organisation, Economic Conclave, Morocco. He is President Emeritus of ISTD.