ISBN: 8175410531 Publisher:Shipra Book Format: Hard Bound Language: English Physical Description: 155pages Year of Publication: 2000
Slum in the Metropolis--the Living Environment covers the multi-dimensional profile of the urban poor. The book provides an indepth analysis of social and economic conditions of the people living in a squatter settlement with surrounding middle and high income residential areas in South Delhi. On one hand, it examines the quality of people, in terms of their socio-economic status, on the other hand, it highlights the deficiencies of the living environment, in terms of basic infrastructural facilities and housing conditions. A thorough probe into the life of people living under such environment is bound to follow with a set of recommendations for improvement in the quality of life and living which are contained in the overview and conclusion. This book is of relevance to the academicians, planners and activists who are keen to learn about the social realities of the poor in a rich metropolis; who are committed to task of social development and are engaged in planning strategies for poor people and poor shelters.
Sukhadeo Thorat Sukhadeo Thorat is a Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, he is the Director of Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi. He has written extensively on the problem of Dali8ts, caste discrimination, Ambedkarís economic thinking, human right issues, agricultural development, rural poverty, rural labour and child labour, problem of slums. He has published seven books and about forty articles in national and international journals.