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By Brij Mohan

The “cycle of poverty,” a delusion synthetic and sustained by means of the Parsonian pundits of social thought and welfare, has blamed the sufferers of oppression with impunity. Brij Mohan deconstructs Oscar Lewis’ tradition of Poverty thought and its functions within the fields of social welfare, coverage, and improvement. Poverty, an international scourge, is outlined as a political instead of an fiscal factor. the results of this formula paradigmatically shift the point of interest of discourse within the social sciences. improvement, Poverty of tradition, and Social coverage deals an interdisciplinary research of advanced matters, constructs, and interventions that take care of human-social issues of international implications. “Poverty of tradition” posits social improvement thought and perform in a seriously vital context hard the clinical orthodoxy of our occasions.

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Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, was fasting in a tortured Muslim neighborhood in Calcutta. A Hindu fundamentalist assassinated him in 1948 while he was out to pray in public. His lifelong concerns—India’s massive poverty, social evils, and impoverished villages—still continue to languish. In my first published book, India’s Social Problems, I theorized that India’s destiny would have been different had the Ramayana been written elsewhere (Mohan, 1972). India’s stability, “in spite of the gods,” is not owed to the method in its madness, as Luce seems to imply (2007: 329–331).

J. Abdul Kalam’s recent speech in Hyderabad, which is cited as an example of how and why India should not be criticized. President Kalam’s facts are irrefutable, and his patriotism November 13, 2010 10:7 MAC-US/BRIJ Page-16 9780230110250_02_ch01 THEORIZING POVERTY OF CULTURE: REQUIEM FOR CHANGE 17 is impeccable. However, his concluding words are quoted below with an emphasis on the last two sentences: When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.

The immigration is always propelled by the “push and pull” factors. It is India’s misfortune that a long-lasting and rapacious feudal-colonial legacy still continues to corrupt its soul and culture. I never wanted to leave India. 23 My faith in humanity is deeper than the rigor of my intellectual convictions about human nature. Academic Barriers to Free Inquiry and Research Productivity The crisis of higher education is an unrecognized reality. Education and deconstruction cannot be separated (Derrida, 2002).

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