Mapping social exclusion in India: caste, religion and borderlands

This book assesses the problem of defining exclusion, highlights the need for its contextualisation and establishes a relationship between social exclusion, deprivation and discrimination. It studies the complex mosaic of Indian systems and society, marked with exclusionary practices and structures...

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Contributors: Judge, Paramjit S. 1956- (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Delhi New York Cambridge Cambridge University Press April 2014
Edition:First published
Series/Journal:Cambridge books online
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B India / Caste / Religion / Discrimination
Further subjects:B Social stratification India
B Marginality, Social (India)
B Marginality, Social ; Religious aspects
B Marginality, Social Religious aspects
B Marginality, Social ; India
B Marginality, Social India
B Caste India
B Caste (India)
B Social stratification ; India
B Caste ; India
B Social stratification (India)
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Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9781107056091
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Summary:This book assesses the problem of defining exclusion, highlights the need for its contextualisation and establishes a relationship between social exclusion, deprivation and discrimination. It studies the complex mosaic of Indian systems and society, marked with exclusionary practices and structures on the basis of caste. It presents grassroots level information through empirical investigations and studies how physical spaces become sites of exclusion when borders become volatile. Scholars put together their diverse research, studies, perceptions and ideas and, most importantly, their years of expertise to focus on a central theme of social exclusion in Indian society. They study the role of the state as an interventionist force and look into the political mobilisation strategy as a reaction to exclusion. The book also takes a critical look at the reservation policy and argues that state intervention creates certain new forms of exclusion
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:1107296943
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107296947