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We are pleased to announce the Call for Book Chapters for book titled “Slums and Poverty in India – Problems and Solutions” with ISBN no. Book will be published by Internationally reputed book publisher Edupedia Publications Pvt Ltd under the Imprint of Pen2Print®.

Introduction to the Theme of Book

Poverty is the scarcity or the lack of a certain (variant) amount of material possessions or money. Poverty is a multifaceted concept, which may include social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty, extreme poverty, or destitution refers to the complete lack of the means necessary to meet basic personal needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

The threshold at which absolute poverty is defined is considered to be about the same, independent of the person’s permanent location or era. On the other hand, relative poverty occurs when a person who lives in a given country does not enjoy a certain minimum level of “living standards” as compared to the rest of the population of that country. Therefore, the threshold at which relative poverty is defined varies from country to another, or from one society to another.

Providing basic needs can be restricted by constraints on government’s ability to deliver services, such as corruption, tax avoidance, debt and loan conditionalities and by the brain drain of health care and educational professionals. Strategies of increasing income to make basic needs more affordable typically include welfare, economic freedoms and providing financial services.

A slum is a highly populated urban residential area consisting mostly of closely-packed, decrepit housing units in a situation of deteriorated or uncompleted infrastructure, inhabited primarily by impoverished persons. While slums differ in size and other characteristics, most lack reliable sanitation services, supply of clean water, reliable electricity, law enforcement and other basic services. Slum residences vary from shanty houses to professionally built dwellings which, because of poor-quality construction or provision of basic maintenance, have become desiccated.

Due to increasing urbanization of the general populace, slums became common in the 18th to late 20th centuries in the United States and Europe. Slums are still predominantly found in urban regions of undeveloped countries, but are also still found in developed economies.

In India, we find poverty a perpetual problem plaguing India since time immemorable, and problem of slums ever since the Britishers developed towns for industrial production. This book will try to investigate the different dimensions of the poverty and slums in India. Authors are requested to present case studies and empirical studies on the topics related to poverty and slums problems in India. You can present case studies about India, different states, any towns or rural areas.  

Basic Guidelines for Book Chapters

  • Please send original and unpublished research papers, reviews, empirical studies, case studies for the book chapters.
  • There is no publication fee for the book.
  • Deadline for the Book Chapter submission is 10th of December 2017.
  • Send the manuscript to editor@edupediapublications.com and mention in the subject line of mail. Book Chapter for “Slums and Poverty in India – Problems and Solutions”
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  • Use Times Roman, font size 11, single spaced, A4 size paper.
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