Victims of Violence: Psychological Impact of Conflict on Youth
About the Book
The experiences of the youth of Assam, especially of the Bodo youth, in the context of conflict and its psychological impact, are major challenges to everyone in Northeast India. In “Victims of Violence: Psychological Impact of Conflict on Youth”, the author explores the psychological impact of conflict on youth in Assam, with special reference to Kokrajhar and Udalguri districts, BTAD, Assam.
The book creatively analyses major contemporary understandings of physical and psychological impact of conflict and their significance, compares with the framework of Galtung’s conflict models in order to make them relevant to communities as well as academic discipline and learning.
About the Author
Dr. Daino Basumatary (b.1981), currently working at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, Assam, as Psychiatric Social Worker, hails from a marginal socio-economic family background, from Alaripur, a small village in the Biswanath district of Assam. He began his professional life in IGNOU, Nagaland, from July 2010 to May 2013 as Resource Faculty. Basumatary then worked at the National Institute of Public Co-operation & Child Development, Guwahati, Assam, for several months.
He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Gauhati University, Master of Social Work (MSW) from Bharatiar University, Tamil Nadu. He did M.Phil. in Social Work from Pondicherry Central University. He was also awarded the University Gold Medal from Pondicherry University in 2013. He completed his PhD in Social Work in the Assam Don Bosco University, Tapesia, Sonapur, Assam.
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