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Poverty: By Chance or By Choice "the hidden forces that shape the poor and the poverty"

Author Name: Antarjeeta Nayak & Ramakrishna Biswal | Format: Paperback | Genre : Philosophy | Other Details

“Why poor are poor? Who can cure poverty; ‘God’ or the
‘Government’?”
‘NO POVERTY’ tops the list of Sustainable Development
Goals 2030. Several government and non-government
organizations are working towards ending poverty for a
long time. But, much of their work and several anti-poverty
policies have failed over the years because of a skewed
understanding of poverty. Several theories and approaches,
social scientists, and laureates often miss capturing the
intrinsic cause of poverty. Ending poverty in all its forms
requires an understanding of poverty in all its forms,
including the nucleus of it.


Careful attention has to be shown towards the pieces of
evidence for making thoughtful assessments on what really
impacts the poor and their poverty. The authors delve deep
into the human psyche to understand why the poor are
poor through intriguing case-studies. Poverty: By Chance or
By Choice is a book that can widen the horizons for a better
understanding of the poor and the poverty.

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Antarjeeta Nayak & Ramakrishna Biswal

Dr. Antarjeeta Nayak is working as an ICSSR Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. Earlier, she has also been a recipient of ICSSR Doctoral fellowship. Her research interests primarily focus on the Poor, Poverty and Well-being. Apart from academic write-ups, she also writes on social issues. Recently, she published her first book, Mana Kathaa (in Odia language) based on her experiences with people, events and situations. To give her research a direction and to contribute towards development, she has recently set up a platform in the name of Abhibyakti Research and Development Foundation (ARDF).

Dr. Ramakrishna Biswal is currently teaching in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. For the last 17 years he has been working in the field of child development and disabilities. He has worked in organizations like DRDO, FORE School of Management, Amity University, Delhi University, Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment, in various capacities with a focus on research and teaching. His research interests include but are not limited to developmental cognitive psychology, psychometrics, disability education, scientific temper and behavioral economics. Apart from research and teaching, he finds pleasure in working for various social, environmental, educational and health-related causes and is closely associated with various non-profit organizations as an honorary consultant. ‘Poverty: By Chance or By Choice’ is the first book co-authored by him, where the authors emphasize how human behavior is both a problem and solution in itself to all man-made problems.

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