Ageing in North East India : Vol. 5. Manipur Perspective

Edited by S. Kipgen and Benjamin Nattar, Akansha, 2009, xvi, 142 p, tables, ISBN : 8183701747, $22.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Contents: Foreword. Introduction. 1. Aged population in Manipur/M. Manimohan Meetei. 2. Social and economic status of elders: issues and challenges/H. Dwijasekhar Sharma. 3. Nuances on the elderly people among the tribes of Manipur/Linus Neli. 4. Care of the elderly: a social concern/S. Sarat Kumar Sharma. 5. Psycho-social issues of elderly persons/R.K. Lenin Singh. 6. The elderly--woes and interventions/S. Kunjabihari Singh. 7. The general health condition and access to health care service of the old aged people/Th. Achouba Singh. Index.

"This book contains articles presented in a seminar organized by the Manipur College, Imphal sponsored by the ICSSR North Eastern Regional Centre, Shillong. It highlight all pertinent issues and challenges confront the elders and the various schemes implemented by the state government and also suggest remedial measures to mitigate the magnitude of the problems of the elderly people.

A pioneering micro-level study in the field of Indian gerontology, this book will prove of utmost use to researchers, policy-makers, social activists, NGOs and voluntary organisations." (jacket)

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