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Release of the Book 'Development, Livelihood and Empowerment: Towards a Sustainable Paradigm,' Under IRISH Publication

Kannur, India, July 16, 2008 --( A book titled 'Development, Livelihood and Empowerment: Towards a Sustainable Paradigm …', by Dr S Gregory, has been released recently. It focuses on issues of development, decentralisation, Panchayatiraj, participatory planning, women's empowerment, weaker sections, poverty etc. Pages xvi + 286; Price: Rs 600/-; 60USD; 40EUR. Now available for sale (on discount rate). Only limited copies available. Contact:

From the Foreword by Dr Richard W. Franke, Professor of Anthropology, Montclair State University:
‘Dr S Gregory has provided us with a window into the inner workings of the PPC. His detailed account of the circumstances and experiences of several households, belonging to weaker sections including the sc, shows a range of attitudes and responses; of participation, alienation, enthusiasm, cynicism, of all the characteristics we might expect when local communities become enmeshed in large scale social change’

About the Author:
Dr S Gregory joined the Department of Anthropology, Calicut University, as Lecturer in November 1994, and is working as Reader in the same Department (under Kannur University) since 2003. He has published more than 50 scholarly articles, covering a wide range of areas, such as tribal studies, social issues, agro-industry, decentralisation, development, education etc; Participated in more than 60 conferences, seminars and workshops including more than ten international ones, and presented so far, more than 40 research papers; organised workshops and seminars including international; Associate Editor, Journal of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, a refereed Bi-annual journal; Life Member in the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA), Indian Academy of Social Sciences (IASS), Society for Indian Medical Anthropology (SIMA), Indian Sociological Society (ISS), Mangalore Sociology Association (MSA); Associate Fellow in the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore; Sectional Committee Member of the Section on Anthropology and Behavioural Sciences of the 95th Indian Science Congress (2008); Governing Board Member of INCAA (2008-11). For contact:

About the Publisher: Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (IRISH) is the research wing of the Malabar Educational Society for Human Resource Development and Research (MESHAR), registered under the government of India (reg. No.277/2000). It has been recognised as a centre for research in Social Sciences and Humanities by Kannur University. It is set up with the avowed aim of bringing together scholars on a common platform, sharing the results of their researches and to disseminate the information to the public.

Contact Information
Institute for Reserach in Social Sciences and Humanities (IRISH)
Gregory Savarimuthu
Mobile: 91-0-9495896753

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