The concept of successful ageing took a new turn and gained global attention with the introduction of ‚ÄúActive Ageing‚ÄĚ by WHO. WHO (2002) stresses on the need for integrating multiple domains of well-being into a unitary model of active ageing that covers economic, social, physical, personal, behavioural and health related aspects of ageing. However, this holistic approach is often inaccessible to most of the seniors. The holistic approach towards ageing presses for the need of relevant intervention strategies. The very idea of active ageing often tends to be alien to the current models as the emphasis is largely on the medical model where physical fitness is considered to be the major mandate of well-being of the older people; often leaving behind other important aspects which play equally significant roles. For instance, economic dependence has been identified as a major subjective concern of older people which in turn has implications on social and psychological domains. An effective strategy must therefore incorporate active ageing as the central theme covering all domains effectively. Hence papers on the theme were invited to make sure that novel ideas towards the attainment of active ageing evolve through scientific research. The papers concentrated on areas such as Music and Well-Being among Elderly Population, Decremental Model of Ageing, Tribal Elderly, Gerontological Social Work Practice with Tribal Elderly in India, Religion and Positive Ageing, Female Elderly Commercial Sex Workers, Prevalence of Dementia in India and Management of Dementia through Active Ageing, Ageing represented in Literature, Ageing and Health Conditions, Modern Day Adaptations of Gerontological Theories and Representation of Ageing in Social Work Curriculum. This compilation of works that focuses on multiple facets of active ageing deciphers the possibility of ageing actively in the post modern era.
We are deeply grateful to all the contributors to our Anthology,
entitled Pan Indian Poetry in English Spanning First Two Decades of
the 21st Century, to bring out this volume. Poets from each and every
State including the Union Territories of our country have helped us publish
this great invaluable volume. Once again we express our gratitude to all the
contributors who have willingly accepted our request to send us their poems
in spite of their busy schedule. We thank Shree Vishnu Pandya of Gujarat,
Shree Anand Kumar Puducherry, Ms. Mamang Dai of Arunachal Pradesh
Shree P. G. Rama Rao of Andhra Pradesh, Shree Tirthankar Das
Purkayastha and Ms. Oindrila Ghose of West Bengal, Shree Rajkamal
Kamal Shiromani of Bihar, Shree Perugu Ramakrishna of Andhra Pradesh,
Shree Rama Kanta Dass of New Delhi, Jairam Seshadri of Tamil Nadu,
Ms Lily Swarn of Punjab, Shree Desmond Kharmawphlang of Meghalaya,
Ms. Easterine Kire of Naga Land, Shree Udaynath Majhi of Odisha,
Ms.Monalisa Changkija of Nagaland and all and every contributor.
Our special thanks go to Shree Kollol Choudhury of Assam, Shree
Tayenjam Bijoy Kumar Singh of Manipur and Dhrubajyoti Pal, a Post
Graduate in English Fraternity who has helped us a lot in arranging everything
in the computer .
This Anthology of poem is typically Indian poetry in English. The idea, concept, including the locale and the landscape, all are Indians in these poems. Only the poems are written English. Since the time of the growth of Indian Nationalism after the British colonization in India, English in India enjoyed a special status. English was the medium of teaching and learning at all levels of education. Even after the decolonization of India in 1947, the Indian constitution grants the status of English in our country as ‚ÄúAn Associate Official Language of India‚ÄĚ. Indeed a particular variety of British Standard English is one of the Indian languages. The undeniable fact is that English has integrated various regions of the country with all their cultural, linguistic, religious and ethnic diversities into one India. Thus English is the Soul of Modern India. Indian Poetry in English does not mean any regional poetry written either in Hindi or Bengali or Tamil or any other regional languages. Indian Poetry in English is national in character. The last four poems are on aggressively friendly Nature of Kearney, Nebraska, the place in the mid-west of the U.S.A. where I have been for the last two months with my daughter and her family. The feeling of the poems in this anthology is the feelings of neither Indians nor Americans and English men. The feeling is also the universal feeling of Mankind. And English may be the comfortable medium of that universal feeling of men of all races, casts, creeds and religions.
Contents: Foreword,Acknowledgements,List of tables,List of figures,Theoretical orientation and statement of the problem,The field investigation,The development cycle in Korwa Kothari,The demographic bases of Korwa Kothari,The economics bases of Korwa Kothari,Discussion and conclusions,References,Appendices,Index.
Female foeticide is an awfully ugly form of violence.The ruling class that looks the murder of a child and female foeticide as two differnt surprises me.Child murder is a crime.But female foeticide is,indirectly,encouraged.Astoundingly even the enlightened class of our society also tolerates this heinous sin. some religions gurus never tire of raising the female foeticide.Many of them have a feeling of neutrality towards it.It is a major question before the humanity as to how to stop this crime that's blackening its fair face.Muni Lok prakash "Lokesh" has written an inspiring novel on the subject written in a simple,straight language,I hope and let everybody hope so with me,this novel would succeed in changing the mentality of the reaeder towards this problem.