This book offers insight into how the Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped our societal needs and practices and has brought about new tendencies and dispositions in Indian Society. Covid-19 is a “New global risk”, a “Pandemological risk” affecting every Homo sapiens and the amount of uncertainty and risk emanating affects the mind, body and soul of an individual. The taken for granted life world has changed its course, the intersubjective space has squeezed because of various dispositions, leading to difficult situations and dilemmas. The Covid-19 has posed all sorts of threats from learning to living. This book reflects upon the ramification of the Covid-19 pandemic on education, health, labour, work, and wellbeing in India. Health hazards, loss of jobs, closure of educational institutions had led to several challenges in recent times.
Manoj Kumar Jena is an Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.