Socio-Economic Development of Tamil Nadu
|Author||: S. Kuppusamy|
|Description||:xviii+182 p., tables, Bibliography, Index|
About the Book
The book deals with the social effort consisting of agriculture, social education, employment, health care, village industries and housing to rural people. In ancient days, the village committee helped in the functions and responsibilities of local bodies. The Madras Panchayat Act of 1958 and the Panchayat Raj System in 1959 introduced to raise the standard of living of the rural people by undertaking comprehensive measures to increase the production of food progressively from year to year and improve the living conditions. But the Panchayat Raj did not bring relief to the weaker sections of the community. The author points out that education is the most important single factor in achieving rapid development in economic as well as in technological fields. He tries to bring out the measures taken by the Government of Tamil Nadu to educate the rural masses and schemes adopted for women and child welfare. In detail the book deals with the government programmes of eradicating poverty in rural areas of Tamil Nadu. This book could be very useful in knowing the regional history and its development.
About the Author
Dr S. Kuppusamy (b. 1962) is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Indian History, University of Madras, Chennai and rendered 13 years of academic service in this department. He did his master’s degree besides programmes M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the University of Madras. The author is a member in many of the professional historical societies: Tamil Nadu History Congress, South Indian History Congress, Indian History Congress and Kanniyakumari Academy of Arts and Science. He has 15 years experience in the field of historical research and more than 24 research articles in various journals of national and regional level to his credit. He has supervised four scholars for their Ph.D. thesis. He conducted two National Seminars in collaboration with ICHR and also completed a major research project entitled “Socio-Economic Transition of Tribes of Tamil Nadu – A Case Study” with financial assistance by University Grant Commission (UGC), New Delhi. He is a specialist in the field of “Mala Araya Tribes of Nilgiris Hills”.