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About the Book :
This book is a collection of papers aims to explore how villages in India have been invaded by forces to break their isolation from national as well as international domain, in the process of making them homogeneous. People settled in the villages are being observed to become more receptive to modernization by ways of thought and work environment. The image of village republics has effectively been erased. The people in the villages are equally willing to be a part of Darwinism to achieve the commanding height in the society as their urban counterparts do. The book shows that the Indian village is caught in the whirlpool of change whose substance and direction are yet to be clear. The book explores how villages in India are faring under the pressure of change. This necessity has provided the stimulus for exposing the village as it comes up with the phenomenon of change for a better understanding of what is becoming and in which direction it is moving. The book is not based on the belief that this scrutiny will yield a particular confirmed scenario of the impact of the processes of change on the village. This scenario will continue to remain evading as long as the village remains caught up in the process of change.
About Author :
Bhaskar Majumder (b 1956) obtained his M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in Economics from the University of Calcutta. With the credit of teaching experience for many years in various colleges of Calcutta, he is presently working as Professor of Economics in G.B. Pant Social Science Institute. Allahabad. He has contribution of publishing eight books and sixty one research papers besides completing twelve research projects supported by Planning Commission, ICSSAR, World Bank and NTPC etc. He had been a visiting fellow at M.S.H., Paris in 2004 and is visiting faculty at Malaviya Centre For Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University since 2006.
Badri Narayan Tiwari, poet, author and social scientist was born in Bhojpur, a village in Bihar, in 1965. He is a faculty member of Social History Cultural Anthropology, in the Centre for Culture, Power and Change, at G.B. Pant Social Science Institute. He also heads the Manav Vikas Sanghralaya and the Dalit Resource Centre, at G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Allahabad.