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Quality of Life of Old Widows in Ashapurna Devi's Novel Pratham Pratishruti and Subarnalata


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The word quality is derived from the Latin term quails, i.e. what kind, sort, size, colour, etc. therefore, what is this or that life and what it may be. But the adjective quails, has its origin in the pronoun qui; hence, we might also formulate our question as: who has what sort of life? In Implicit psychology, western culture primarily equates the quality of life with good-health, a well-functioning family and then with the possession of material goods or money. According to the political elite in advanced countries, the quality of life is mainly ensured by economic-height of the GDP, symbolized mainly by costs of the shopping basket. But what about the sick, handicapped and elderly? The non-quality of their life was first noticed by medical experts in the early 30's of the 20th century. The psychologists also became interested in researches on the quality of life.
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Sangita Gautam
Michael Madhusudan Memorial College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India

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The word quality is derived from the Latin term quails, i.e. what kind, sort, size, colour, etc. therefore, what is this or that life and what it may be. But the adjective quails, has its origin in the pronoun qui; hence, we might also formulate our question as: who has what sort of life? In Implicit psychology, western culture primarily equates the quality of life with good-health, a well-functioning family and then with the possession of material goods or money. According to the political elite in advanced countries, the quality of life is mainly ensured by economic-height of the GDP, symbolized mainly by costs of the shopping basket. But what about the sick, handicapped and elderly? The non-quality of their life was first noticed by medical experts in the early 30's of the 20th century. The psychologists also became interested in researches on the quality of life.

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