ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Harijans Worsening Plight

The Harijans' Worsening Plight Leela Visaria THIS is the first book in the series of empirical studies, planned by the Madras Institute of Development Studies,, to enhance understanding of the "urgent problems faced by the Government and people of the State". The study k intended to assist the concerned departments of the Government in strengthening and/or reorienting their programmes for the development of the Harijan community. Since the information collected by the Censuses on the scheduled castes and tribes pertains only to the basic demographic and economic characteristics, an empirical study of the Harijans, which goes beyond the Census, is likely to arouse interest among social scientists as well.

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