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International Journal of Advances in Social Sciences
Year : 2015, Volume : 3, Issue : 3
First page : ( 107) Last page : ( 110)
Print ISSN : 2347-5153. Online ISSN : 2454-2679.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2679.2015.00001.8

Indigenizing Social Casework Principles in the Light of Thirukural

Madhusudanan S.1,,*, Dr. Nalini R.2

1Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry-605014

2Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry-605014

*Corresponding Author E-mail: madhusudanan18@gmail.com

Online published on 22 March, 2016.


Social Casework is a micro practice in Social work Profession. The seven casework principles namely individualization, acceptance, self-determination, controlled emotional involvement, confidentiality, nonjudgmental attitude and purposeful expression of feelings proposed by Felix Biestek is taken up to indigenize with Thirukural. Thirukural a sacred Tamil language literary classic is used for this purpose. Indigenization is a cross-cultural practice. This paper attempts in the line of Global definition of social work to indigenize the western concepts with the treasure trove of regional knowledge.



Social work, casework, cultural competency, indigenous, social work practice, Thirukural.


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