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Morality and Social Justice

The highly stratified Indian society, with a history of domination by a few on all the sections of the society, is going through a predicament. There is a crisis for justice in every section of the society, particularly in thos below

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The highly stratified Indian society, with a history of domination by a few on all the sections of the society, is going through a predicament. There is a crisis for justice in every section of the society, particularly in those who have been tormented for centuries. In spite of many giant thinkers and much ameliorating process at the governmental level, social harmony has been on a constant decline.

In view of such a social situation, the modern concept of social justice appears to be complex. In a bid to provide social justice, attempts have been made to synthesize the meritarian and egalitarian elements, but the chaos at the distribution level of goods and services has led us to a long, dark tunnel, seemingly with no way out!

The ICPR-sponsored national congress on "Morality and Social Justice" convened at Patna, January 27?29, 2008, explored the various dimensions of morality and social justice in an apparent attempt to find a way out of the quagmire. Presentations from the seminar have been collected in the volume, which addresses the intersection of morality and social justice with justice, human rights, reservation and reverse discrimination, rights of children, religion, development, and many more.

The comprehensive volume includes contributions from such well-known scholars of social philosophy as editor Abha Singh and a host of others from multi-disciplines across India. The volume is an unprecedented examination of social situation prevailing in India, an honest assessment of how social harmony can either be destroyed or be preserved, and a thorough exploration of what steps might be necessary for the much-needed moral energy and social imagination in order to create a society comprising peace and ordered liberty.

  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788186921531
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8186921532
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2010
  • Pages : viii, 432p.
  • Size : 23
  • Weight (approx.) : 750
  • Bibliographic Details : Index


Part I : Basic Concepts

1. Morality and Social Justice 

-- Nityananda Mishra

2. Moral Considerations in a Democratic Polity 

-- Vinod Kumari

3. Morality and Social Justice : A Review 

-- D.A. Gangadhar

4. Justice, Social Justice and Moral Values : Presuppositions and Connections

-- Indoo Pandey Khanduri

5. Revisiting Morality and Social Justice 

-- Abha Singh

Part II : On Justice

6. Justice and Freedom : Conceptual and Cross-culture Activities

-- R.P. Singh

7. Capability Approach : Theory and Practice 

-- Asha Mukherjee

8. Alterity Concept and Ethicality of Human Actions

-- Mrityunjaya Narayan Sinha

9. The Greek Reversal of Justice : An Interpretation of the Philosophy of the Age of Sophists

-- Binod Kumar Agarwal

10. The Needs Principle 

-- Tariq Islam

11. Some Ethical Questions in Social Justice 

-- Debashis Guha

12. Subaltern Morality and Social Justice 

-- Ramesh Chandra Sinha

Part III : Issues Concerning Rights

13. The Third Sex and Social Justice 

-- Ashok Kumar Verma

14. Justification of Capital Punishment 

-- Girish Baruah

15. Language Rights and Social Justice in a Multilingual Ethos

-- Imtiaz Husnain

16. Subaltern Consciousness in sixteenth-seventeenth Centuries : Sensitizing Egalitarian Approach to Life 

-- Damodar Singh

17. Issues Concerning Rights of Children  

-- Ameeta Jaiswal

Part IV : Reservation and Reverse Discrimination

18. Morality and Social Justice -- An Analytical Study on Preferential Treatment

-- Y.V. Satnarayana

19. Reservation and Social Disintegration 

-- Mahesh Singh

20. Reverse Discrimination : Its Meaning and Justification

-- Prabhu Narayan Mandal

21. Reservation and Reverse Discrimination  

-- M.P. Chaurasia

22. Gandhi and Ambedkar : Self-Purification Versus Self-respect

-- Alok Tandon

Part V : Socio-Centric Morality

23. Hindu View of Social Justice 

-- S.P. Dubey

24. Socio-Ethical Dimension of Mahabharata Morality

-- Rajjan Kumar

25. Morality and Social Justice in Islam 

-- Sajida Adeeb

26. Islamic Morality with Special Reference to Justice : An Ethical Justification

-- Md. Sirajul Islam

27. Morality in Islam : An Appraisal 

--   Imteyazul Haque Khan

28. Social Justice : One of the Greatest Gifts of Buddhism to the World

-- Abha Singh

29. Early Buddhism and its Ethics 

-- Saraswati Mishra

30. The Central Elements of Social Morality in the Jaina Perspective

-- Vijaya Kumar

Part VI : Nishkama-Karma, Development, Education

31. Nishkama-Karma 

-- B.R. Shanta Kumari

32. Social Justice and Development 

-- Sharat Chandra Panigrahi

33. Social Justice and Development on Plato's Radar  

-- Madhubala Kumari

34. An Approach to Education and Social Justice 

-- Priti Kumari


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