Destitutes and Development: A Study of Bauri Community in Bokaro Region (Foreword by Sachidananda)

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  • Author :Nirmal Sengupta
  • Year of Publication :1979
  • ISBN: :0000000264
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 124
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: History

About the Book :

This a study in regional development. The case in point is the Bokaro Steel Plant and its impact on the Bauris a Harijan community who incidentally, live in its shadow. Nirmal Sengupta has made a detailed analysis of the economic, social and political condition of one of the more important scheduled castes of the Bokaro industrial region and has attempted to evaluate the performance of the steel plant in effecting a balanced regional development. The present volume is an urgent plea to relate development neither to space nor to technology, but primarily to human beings. Accordingly, the criteria for the evaluation of industrial programmes should be their contributions to human development. The problem of transition from a backward mode of production to an advanced one which is also dealt with here is of great relevance in the Indian context today.

About Author :

Nirmal Sengupta (b, 1946) has been a Research Fellow at the A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna since 1970. After obtaining his M.Stat. degree from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta with specialization in Econometrics and Planning, he was awarded a diploma in Planning by the same Institute in 1969. He was Deputy Director in the Bihar State Planning Board in 1972. Generally interested in the political economy of industry and agriculture, he has to his credit, a number of research papers and reports including a study of Regional Distribution of Benefits Arising from Rourkela Steel Plant sponsored by Hindustan Steel Ltd. Currently he is engaged in a study of the agrarian structure, tension, movements and peasant organizations in Bihar as one of the directors of a project sponsored jointly by the National Labour Institute , the Planning Commission, the Indian Council of social Science Research and the Indian Council of Historical Research. He also contributes articles to popular Bengali and Hindi magazines on social science subjects.