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Slums of Patna

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Book: Slums of Patna
Authors: Furquan, Sarfaraz & Zaheeb
Publisher: Nidhi Books, Patna
Pages : 112
Price: Rs. 225/-

This study focuses on demographic features, socio-economic background, educational status, welfare programs and conditions of the slum-dwellers of Patna, the capital of Bihar. Urban poverty is 31% in Bihar. The study shows the social and economic marginalization of certain social groups among Muslims as well as Hindus. Among the factors for their marginalization are caste background as well as poverty.