Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly in India

  • Mala Kapur Shankardass
  • S. Irudaya Rajan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Mala Kapur Shankardass, S. Irudaya Rajan
    Pages 1-18
  3. A. M. Khan, Nasir Ahmad Bhat
    Pages 29-43
  4. Renu A. Varughese, D. Jamuna
    Pages 65-77
  5. Selim Jahangir, P. N. N. Nikhil, Ajay Bailey, Anindita Datta
    Pages 175-188
  6. Ashish Goel, Astha Koolwal, Nishesh Jain
    Pages 189-199
  7. Ruchika Kuba
    Pages 217-238

About this book


This book highlights different aspects of the problem of elder abuse and neglect in India, and discusses its forms as well as means of prevention, intervention and management. It presents a framework for understanding the occurrence of elder abuse and neglect in India, placing the discussion within the global context. Elder abuse and neglect is a growing concern in South Asia, and this is the first comprehensive account of the topic from India. It uses data from different parts of India to describe the various dimensions of elder abuse and neglect among different population categories and sections in society. Covering rural and urban areas in different states, it discusses current perspectives on elder abuse and neglect at the household level, widows, HIV-affected populations, and those residing in institutions. This book comprises views from experts in the field and is of interest to researchers and academics from the social and behavioural sciences, policy makers, and NGOs.


cognitive impairments in elderly epidemiology of elder abuse old age homes financial abuse of elderly medical abuse of aged patients abuse of elderly widows prevention and management of abuse rural aging populations severe physical abuse of aged

Editors and affiliations

  • Mala Kapur Shankardass
    • 1
  • S. Irudaya Rajan
    • 2
  1. 1.Maitreyi CollegeUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Development StudiesThiruvananthapuramIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6115-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6116-5
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