1st Edition

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on People and their Lives Socio-Political and Economic Aspects

Edited By R. C. Sobti, Vipin Sobti, Monica Aggarwal Copyright 2024
    342 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    342 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    This book explores the unparalleled adversities and strain that the COVID-19 pandemic caused on the social and economic lives of people.

    The book allows readers a glimpse into the experiences of death of near and dears, loss of livelihood, psychological trauma, restrictions on movement and social life, shifts in international relations, and effects on big and small industries caused by the pandvnemic. It focusses on the major shifts caused within communities and highlights how politics, power dynamics, and socio-cultural systems have been reset and recovered during recent times. The volume also offers suggestions to offset economic hardships the pandemic has caused especially to the poor and marginalized as well as policy changes to help governments and communities to build more resilient economic and health infrastructure and support systems.

    With interdisciplinary contributions, this book is an essential read for students and researchers of public health, social sciences, health economics, healthcare management, development studies, public policy, and South Asian studies.

    List of Figures

    List of Tables

    List of Contributors

    Acknowledgements

    1 COVID-19 Pandemic and the Dwindling Social, Political, and Economic Systems

    R.C. SOBTI, VIPIN SOBTI AND NEHA MIGLANI

    2 A New Pandemic on Its Way: Psychological Implications of COVID-19

    MEENA SEHGAL AND SHRUTI SHOURIE

    3 COVID-19: Psycho-Social Reset and Recovery across the Age

    ROSHAN LAL AND RITU SEKHRI

    4 Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on International Politics

    KAMLA SANDHU

    5 Exploring Equality and Fraternity during the Pandemic: Critical Science Reaction on COVID-19

    RONKI RAM

    6 Shift toward Civil Federalism: COVID and the Post-COVID Era

    MANJEET PAINTAL

    7 Natural Disasters such as Pandemic COVID-19 and Their Effects on the Poor

    RATTAN SINGH AND TANIA SINGH

    8 Migrant Workers and Marginalized Sections of the Society: Issues and Challenges in the Era of COVID-19

    EMANUAL NAHAR

    9 COVID-19 and Dislocation of Migrants in India

    RAJESH GILL, SANGEETA MALHOTRA AND ADITYA PARIHAR

    10 Sociopolitical Impact of COVID-19 on Diet

    EKTA BAJAJ

    11 Use of Social Media during Pandemic Situation: A Case of COVID-19

    ARCHANA R. SINGH

    12 Role of Mass Media during and Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

    NEHA MIGLANI

    13 Paradigm Shift in Rural Areas in Post-Pandemic Era

    RAJESH KUMAR MISHRA

    14 Impact of COVID-19 on Sports Performance of Athletes

    GURMEET SINGH

    15 COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities for Youth

    MONITA DHIMAN

    16 Political Economy of the COVID Pandemic: Are Nations Headed for Depression and War?

    N.M.P. VERMA

    17 COVID-19 Pandemic in Asia: A Cross-Country Analysis with Special Focus on India

    MANJIT SHARMA AND PUSHPAK SHARMA

    18 Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism and Hospitality Industry: Resilience, Recovery, and the Way Forward

    PRASHANT KUMAR GAUTAM

    19 Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Macroeconomic Indicators: A Comparative Study of Developed and Developing Countries

    D.K. YADAV

    20 AIDS and Processes of COVID-19 Economic Recovery

    VINAYAK H. TREHAN

    21 Impact of COVID-19 on Global Stock Markets

    YASH PAL TANEJA AND ANJALI GANDHI

    22 Pandemic and Health Sector of India: An Economic Analysis

    HARSH GANDHAR AND SUMIT KUMAR

    23 Impact of COVID-19 on Informal Workers: An Analysis of Indian Labour Market

    MANJIT SHARMA AND PUSHPAK SHARMA

    24 Impact of COVID-19 on Manufacturing Sector of India: Harnessing Opportunity to Become Self-Reliant Economy

    KESHAV MALHOTRA AND MONIKA AGGARWAL

    25 MSMEs’ Survival during COVID-19 Times in India

    NIHARIKA SHARMA AND PREETI VOHRA

    26 Monetary Policy Measures amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Critique

    MONIKA AGGARWAL AND SANJEEV K. SHARMA

    Index

    Biography

    R.C. Sobti is former Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He is a scientist, an able administrator, and a dynamic institution builder. He was bestowed with one of the highest civilian awards, Padmashri, by the Government of India in 2009. He has published more than 350 papers in journals of repute and about five dozen books in diverse areas. He is fellow of a number of Academies including Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, World Academy of Sciences, and Canadian Academy of Cardiovascular Diseases.

    Vipin Sobti is an educationist and has been teaching psychology and child development for more than 40 years both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. After completing her term as Principal, Government College, Mohali, Punjab (India), she was nominated as member of Education Tribunal, Punjab. She has published a few books and a number of articles, and has attended delivered talks in conferences in India and abroad.

    Monika Aggarwal is Professor at the University Institute of Applied Management Sciences, Panjab University. She has published a number of papers/reports and has actively participated in conferences in India and abroad. She is Co-Investigator in the ICSSR research programme on Green Business Strategies and in ‘Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies’ sponsored by Research Councils, UK.