CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. The have-nots; 2. Forced workers; 3. The labourers; 4. Deprived groups; 5. The Dalits; 6. The OBC's; 7. Tribal people; 8. Minority groups; 9. Empowerment of the unprivileged;
Social work may be a new phenomenon, but the basic concept is not anything new. In ancient times and throughout the medieval period, the rich and the powerful did engage themselves in welfare for the benefit of society. But, they did not realize the social relevance of their good deeds. Neither they were aware of their social responsibilities. In modern times, social work, alongwith social welfare gained momentum and gradually, it took the form of a movement. This book--though not very bulky, yet comprehensive-- covers all the aspects of social work and discusses all new dimensions, problems ahead and the future prospects. This small work may prove to be a valuable asset for any serious reader or scholar.