Sribas Goswami

Sribas Goswami
Serampore College · Department of Sociology

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
Currently engaged in reading Upanishads.

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August 2007 - present
Serampore College
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
July 2005 - August 2007
Haldia Government College
Position
  • Lecture
Education
August 2007 - August 2013
University of Kalyani
Field of study
  • Urban Sociology

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Society develops by building up higher and higher levels of organizations. The establishments of each successive new layers of organization occur as an overlay on the foundations of the society’s previous achievements. We refer to these essential foundations as the infrastructure for the next stage of development. The book provides a sense of scope...
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Infants born preterm are at greater risk than infants born at term for mortality and a variety of health and developmental problems. Complications include acute respiratory, gastrointestinal, immunologic, central nervous system, hearing, and vision problems, as well as longer-term motor, cognitive, visual, hearing, behavioral, social-emotional, hea...
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Preterm births have been a challenge to obstetricians and paediatricians. Preterm births affect all population irrespective of age, race and economic status due to lack of seriousness and awareness among the pregnant women. Preterm birth is one of the leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality, amounting to billions of dollars each year, thus...
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Objective The aim of this study was to examine the factors that affect the health of women in the slums of Raipur city. Study design This study involved a field-based empirical quantitative analysis. Methods Information about different levels of socioeconomic development and various dimensions of the health conditions of women was collected fr...
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The fundamental idea of all Indian philosophy is one common to the highest human thinking everywhere. The supreme truth of all that is a being or an existence beyond the mental and physical appearances we contact here. Beyond mind, life, and body there is a spirit and self containing all that is finite and infinite, surpassing all that is relative,...
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The book is part of the UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair’s book series, published under the patronage of the Polish Commission for UNESCO, as an outcome and a resource for the International Summer Schools, organized since 2006, at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw, the city of Korczak. This newly edited volume is dedicated to Janusz Korczak’s...
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This book examines key issues concerning land acquisition, and puts forward policy suggestions. Land acquisition is one of the most important issues besetting India's political economy today. There have been many conflicts surrounding acquisitions; but there have been ample peaceful acquisitions, too. Growth in any economy requires more land. Hence...
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A human being is endowed with numerous abilities, mental, intellectual, social temperamental, motivational, and attitudinal. But still, some person is found deficient in some of the abilities. They suffer even from the prenatal stage as a result of which they are born with several disabilities in mental and even in physical aspects. The society has...
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The present study is related to the problems of land acquisition for new industrial establishment, mining-induced displacement and resettlement occurring in different regions of West Bengal, India as a highly diverse regional socioeconomic issue. The study finds the source of challenges to public law and institutions providing humanitarian assistan...
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Displacement constitutes a major human problem in India.It dislocates People from their home, land & environment & has traumatic consequences for their lives. Displacement can be caused by natural calamities such as flood, cyclone, tsunami, earthquake & manmade factors such as political conflict, wars & social strife. Development process, also man-...
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The mining activities induces the growth should be a holistic notion that encompasses the progressive development in the quality of individual’s life in terms of food, clothing and shelter and the environment for a healthy living with rising longevity of life and happiness. In West Bengal the development process reveals the indications and effects...
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Trafficking of women and girls is a gross violation of human rights, which needs to be addressed. Trafficking assaults human dignity, flagrantly violates fundamental human rights, erodes consciences, thus fomenting corruption. It is also called modern-day slavery, whereby the victim him/herself "accepts" his/her situation due to the lack of substan...
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The quote on the front cover comes from Clifford Geertz, "Interpretation of Cultures" 1973 and accompanies the illustration, which is meant to resemble the entanglement of people in different social, educational, ideological, historical, structural, political, economic and symbolic ropes, that have an influence on our place, our world view and our...
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This edited volume about the educational, social and political issues of the globalized world, is a collection of chapters by experienced academics from many different countries that are directly or indirectly entangled in the post-colonial social and economic milieu. The chapters come from Algeria, Ecuador, India, Italy, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pola...
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The sale for women and girls accounts for the greatest proportion of human trafficking in India and globally too, trafficking of women and girls is an offence against humanity and is an organized crime. In India the State Jharkhand is acting as the illegal industry’s largest national hub. An estimated 33,000 girls are trafficked each year from Jhar...
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Western thinkers have defined philosophy as the science of all phenomena of the universe with reference to their ultimate causes. The Indians seers, on the other hand, viewed philosophy as the search and accomplishment of the whole truth of life and being. According to them it is not only a mental or intellectual inquiry but also encompassed a con...
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The presented study has been conducted in Raipur city, in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.The state is young, with a continues rapid urbanization and modernization. The health of the elderly population is of an ongoing concern, that poses mounting pressures on various socio-economic fronts of the state, including pension outlays, health care expen...
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Ageing is a biological process, experienced by mankind. Ageing is a dynamic process, determined by the relative size of the younger and older. However, concern for ageing of population is a relatively new phenomenon, which has raised due to significantly large increase in the number and proportion of aged persons in the society. The phenomenon of p...
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Ageing is a biological process, experienced by mankind. Ageing is a dynamic process, determined by the relative size of the younger and older. However, concern for ageing of population is a relatively new phenomenon, which has raised due to significantly large increase in the number and proportion of aged persons in the society. The phenomenon of p...
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All education is a search for truth, as also a pursuit of social betterment and self-realization. e word ‘education’ literally means ‘to bring out’. In the ordinary sense the term ‘education’ implies systematic and scholastic instruction, as well as cultivation of physical, intellectual, aesthetic and moral faculties. Literacy and mere textual lear...
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Health is always considered as wealth. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity: it is a fundamental human right and ... the attainment of the highest possible level of health is a worldwide social goal whose realization requires the action of many other socio- economic...
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Adolescence is the period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to maturity. The World Health Organization defines an adolescent as a person between ages 10 and 19 years. A dramatic shift in thinking from concrete to abstract gives adolescents a whole new set of mental tools, to analyze situations logically in terms of...
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Mining is indispensable for the individual, for the society, and for the development of the nations. Unfortunately, mining procedures and operations are often associated with health hazards and environmental deterioration. Present study has been attempted from a socio- economic point of view and the dynamics of the environment of the coal - mining...
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Coal mining adversely affects the eco-system as a whole. On the unstable earth; the un-resting mankind constantly uses a variety of resources for their daily lives. Coal is recognized to have been the main source of energy in India for many decades and contributes to nearly 27% of the world’s commercial energy requirement. Coal is mainly mined usin...
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Mining is indispensable for the individual, for the society, and for the development of the nations. Unfortunately, mining procedures and operations are often associated with health hazards and environmental deterioration. Present study has been attempted from a socio-economic point of view and the dynamics of the environment of the coal-mining reg...
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Migrant workers, who constitute a major work force, in the unorganized sector, face various psychological stresses and arrive in an aggravated mental position due to their habit of using different varieties of intoxicants. The researcher’s attempt in this paper is to find out the connection of addiction- related stress and social disintegration of...
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Social development has multidimensional aspects, which covers eradication of poverty, promotion of productive employment acceleration of social integration, opportunity of quality education etc. Social well-being is also designated to enable each individual to improve his ability to take charge of his destiny by means of fruitful activities in the...
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Coal mining adversely affects the eco-system as a whole. On the unstable earth, the un-resting mankind constantly uses a variety of resources for daily lives. Coal is recognized to have been the main source of energy in India for many decades and contributes to nearly 27 % of the world‘s commercial energy requirement. Coal is mainly mined using two...
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As India marches towards an exciting new future of growth and progress, medical education will play pivotal role in crafting a sustained development agenda. The idea of creating a healthy society is no longer a debatable luxury; its significance has been grasped by policy shapers worldwide. In a developing nation like India, medical services play a...
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There is a broad uniform pattern of education adopted all over India. it consists of ten years of school education, primary and secondary, two years of higher secondary education and three years of college education leading to a university degree. Our concept of education and hence of educational institution has undergone a great change in recent y...
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During the last 40 years, our society has shown an increasing concern with respect to mental illness as major social problem. But still today most of the people of this country cannot make out the differences between mentally retarded and mental – illness. Medical, social sciences have made a substantial beginning in the form of researches towards...
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Coal mining adversely affects the eco-system as a whole. It is important to conduct suitable assessment studies to learn the potential adverse impact of mining on flora and fauna. In the subsequent discussions an attempt has been made to clarify the coal mining activities and its residual impact on environment and agricultural activities. Leasehold...
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The concept of regime of truth clearly refers to the well-known circularity Foucault establishes between power and knowledge: we should speak of a ‘regime’ of truth because truth is produced, sustained, valorized and regulated by a series of mechanisms, techniques and procedures that are ‘political’ if we understand this term the way Foucault does:...
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Coal mining is a development activity, which is bound to damage the natural ecosystem by all its activities direct and ancillary, starting from land acquisition to coal beneficiation and use of the products. This is so because environmental degradation has affected especially the common property resources such as land and water on which depend the...
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This paper throws light on some burning issues of human resource in coal mining sector in contemporary West Bengal. Expansion of coal mining to a large scale is required and it presents enormous challenges not only in ensuring safe and efficient resource extraction techniques, pollution control and roadway / railway infrastructure development, but...
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Availability of, and access to coal is a crucial element of modern economies and it helps pave the way for human development. Accordingly, the thermal power sector and steel industries have been given a high priority in the national planning processes in India and a concerted focus on enhancing these sectors have resulted in significant gain in gen...
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Mining has a significant impact on the economic, social and environmental fabric of adjoining areas. Although mining activities bring about economic development in the area, at the same time the land degradation causes ecological and socio-economic problems. Mining adversely affects the eco-system as a whole. It is important to conduct suitable ass...
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A slum is a compact area of overcrowded population, poorly built congested dwelling condition, unhygienic environment usually with inadequate infrastructure and lacking in proper sanitary and drinking water facilities. Living conditions in slums have a direct impact on people’s health. One of the major challenges that face urban planners globally i...
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Objective: To examine the factors that affect women’s fertility in the fringe of Bilaspur. Participants and methods: Information about different levels of socioeconomic development and various stages of fertility transition was collected from married female participants in the 15–49-year age group from 551 families across four villages. This study...
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Availability of, and access to, coal is a crucial element of modern economies and it helps pave the way for human development. Accordingly, the thermal power sector and steel industries have been given a high priority in the national planning processes in India and a concerted focus on enhancing these sectors have resulted in significant gain in ge...
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Swami Vivekananda’s concept of development of personality is very much influenced by this philosophical notion. Vivekananda believes that evolution in human personality during recorded time has been social rather than biological; it has proceeded not by heritable variations in the species, but mostly by social, intellectual and moral innovation tra...
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Coal mining contributes largely towards economic development of the nation although it has a great impact on the human health. It also has an impact on a socio-cultural aspect of workers and people residing in and around coal mining areas. Thus a holistic approach to taking up with mining activities, keeping in mind the concerns over adjoining habi...
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Mining adversely affects the eco-system as a whole. It is important to conduct suitable assessment studies to learn the potential adverse impact of mining on flora and fauna. To overcome from the problems one should have knowledge about the various activities of environmental concern. A degraded environment has foreclosed alternative employment opp...
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Coal mining contributes largely towards economic development of the nation like India although it has a great impact upon the human health. It also has its impact on socio-cultural aspect of the workers and people residing in and around coal mining areas. Thus a holistic approach for taking up to mining activities, keeping in mind concerns for adjo...
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Mental retardation is a worldwide problem and in India it is a shocking and alarming fact that approximately 2.5 to 3% of the total populations are mentally retarded. Mental retardation is not only a biological, educational or psychological problem but it is a multi-dimensional problem of a mixture of psycho-social, biological and educational facto...
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Coal mining practices in India have a long history. On a commercial scale mainly British companies started it in India. From its very first day exploitation of coal reserve started and it resulted into the environmental degradation through various ways. It is a topic of research importance because now a day the environmental problem is a burning gl...
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Analysis of the status of women in self help group depends on an understanding of gender relations in a specific context. Examining gender relations as power relations makes clear that these are sustained by the institutions within which gender relations occur. For women in rural area, absence of power results in the lack of access to and control o...
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This paper deals with the development issues of marginalized section of population living in slums in India. The people in slums live under the most deplorable conditions, with little access to effective social and health care services, potable water, or sanitation facilities and are therefore more vulnerable to epidemics and developmental challeng...
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The notion of human well being itself is more broadly conceived to include, not only consumption of goods and services but also the accessibility of all sections of the population, especially the deprived and those who are living below the normative minimal poverty line, to the basic necessities of a productive and socially meaningful life. Analysi...
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The term 'slum' came into vogue since the beginning of the 18th century. It was used to describe squalid housing in densely populated areas of industrial cities. A slum is a compact area of overcrowded population, poorly built congested dwelling condition, unhygienic environment usually with inadequate infrastructure and lacking in proper sanitary...
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The phenomenon of female infanticide or missing girl child is as old as many cultures, and has likely accounted for millions of gender-selective deaths throughout history. It remains a critical concern in a number of “Third World” countries today, notably the one most populous country on earth, India. In most cases, specifically female infanticide...
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The appearance of slums may be seen as a byproduct in the process of urbanization in a developing country like India. Cities are a part of the fundamental changes in the society leading to socio-economic development and modernization. The cities, irrespective of their size, provide possibilities of varied occupations and collective services, such a...
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Think of a tribal, and the image that floats before your eyes is invariably that of a person wearing animal skin, feathers, and foliage and speaking an unintelligible language. Tribes can be classified on the basis of language, specific geographical location, culture contact, religious beliefs etc. The Santhals are one of the largest homogenous com...

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I am looking for philosophical approaches to this question.
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I think the aim of the human life is to unveil the purpose of the life. We all had come to this planet with a divine possibility and the purpose of our lives, the quest of the superior notion, the thirst for higher truth, the hunger for inner freedom shall never be forgotten and that alone, is the only real reason for the existence. To have self-realisation, to discover yourself is the ultimate purpose for the human beings as well as for the humanity. I need your valuable insights in this regard.  
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Corruption, an undeniable reality in the health sector, is arguably the most serious ethical crisis in medicine today. However, it remains poorly addressed in scholarly journals and by professional associations of physicians and bioethicists. The medical profession, historically considered a noble one, and the bioethics community cannot evade their moral responsibility in the face of this sordid reality. There is a need to engage in public discussions and take a stand - against unethical and corrupt practices in healthcare and medicine - for the sake of the individual's well-being as well as for social good.
What is your opinion regarding this? 
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People endorsing you for skills you don't have is related to your reputation and what skills people assume you have. Some people endorse you based on their personal experiences with you, while others rate you based on your reputation and assumptions about you. Sometimes it can be very revealing about who your peer group really thinks you are. What do you think? Do you have any experience in this regard ?
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There is no one factor which drives peace or conflict. In any circumstance, there are a multitude of variables at play, and attributing responsibility to any one component would be overly simplistic. As such, religion cannot be considered the only factor driving peace or conflict.
A statistical analysis in the ‘Peace and Religion’ report shows that other characteristics have a greater influence on national levels of peace than religious traits. Issues like corruption, inequality and political terror have a much greater impact on peacefulness than religion.
There are two religious characteristics associated with peace. Firstly, countries with no restrictions on religious freedom are generally more peaceful. Secondly, the presence of multiple religions in a country also appears to have a pacifying effect if these religions are free of restrictions. Your inputs will be highly appreciated...
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Many magazines and journals have standard editorial pieces such as a letter from the editor to introduce that month's publication; or closing comments written by different people. Your inputs will be highly appreciated... 

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To bring together researchers from around the world to work together on a project dedicated to "Gender equality and children’s equality in liberal and conservative discourses Implications toward language and society" with support of leading specialists in the field from USA, India, UK, Poland, Germany and other countries. It is possible to apply for UNESCO fellowship if you are able to stay in Poland for a month (expenses covered by UNESCO fellowship grant do not include: flight, visa nor health insurance but include basic accommodation, meals during summer school activities and participation in 2 conferences - a doctoral one and an ISA one) For more information consult: http://www.aps.edu.pl/unesco-chair/unesco-janusz-korczak-chair-international-summer-schools/ DEADLINE for submissions 28 February It is possible to come on ERASMUS exchange programme if you are from the EU, it is possible to obtain UNESCO fellowship if you are not from the EU or your country is classed as B or C by World's Bank.
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Following the success of a previous monographic volume edited by A. Odrowaz-Coates and S. Goswami (2017): "Symbolic violence in socio-educational contexts. A post-colonial critique" (available here: https://www.researchgate.net/project/CALL-FOR-PAPERS-Symbolic-violence-in-socio-educational-contexts-A-post-colonial-critique/update/59e718c4b53d2fe117b6f0d9), we would like to invite prospective authors to continue our exploration, shifting the focus towards language, power and ethnicity. This important continuation will find a home in the peer-reviewed scientific journal "Language, Discourse, & Society".
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My RG friend, dr Anna Odrowaz-Coates (from poland) and I are planning to publish a book in Summer 2017 entitled: "Symbolic violence in socio-educational contexts. A post-colonial critique." We were wondering if you or any of your associates would be able to contribute a chapter in English that would sit within the below criteria: CONTENT: The book will be packed with theory of Foucauldian 'governmentality' and power/knowledge discourse, Derridian deconstruction, critical political sociology of education embedded in Freire and Giroux concepts. Authors who will be invited to work on individual chapters will represent scholars involved with cultural and academic context. Authors of individual chapters will come from diverse backgrounds across the globe. The book will include both theoretical and empirical findings, that will tend to produce an exhaustive monograph of perceived/hidden symbolic violence in educational context, considered as a space of social inclusion/exclusion and an ongoing power struggle. The book will use the critical lens of post-colonial theories and will analyse endo-exo symbolic exchanges between cultures and other entities, heavily focused on the western influences. Prior to submission the book will be scientifically reviewed by a scholar independent from the Authors of the articles and the Editors (The reviewer will be a Professor who holds PhD in the field). I would be so very grateful if you would give it a thought.