Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion: Impact of Liberalization on Marginalized Groups in India

Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion: Impact of Liberalization on Marginalized Groups in India

Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion: Impact of Liberalization on Marginalized Groups in India

Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion is an analytical study that focuses on the socially marginalized and excluded groups in India...

  • ISBN: 9788132106449
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  • Author K.S. Chalam
  • Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,
  • Binding Paperback

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Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion is an analytical study that focuses on the socially marginalized and excluded groups in India since the onset of liberalization. It examines how liberal economic reforms have impacted socio-economic categories―caste, tribe and religious minorities―subjecting them to further deprivation.

A novel approach has been used in the study of economic reforms through philosophical and theoretical arguments on issues such as civil society, religion, caste and alienation. Case studies of handloom weavers, VRS workers and the temperance movement give this study empirical weight.

Since most scholarly works on social exclusion are based on Western notions of 'deprivation' and 'exclusion', this work's unique focus on India lends the reader a context-specific understanding of the subject.

Review

The book analyses the role of the socially marginalized and excluded groups in India since the onset of liberalization…[The author] points out the gap in social reforms that have impacted different socio-economic categories and as a result have further subjected them to deprivation…Various tables and statistics have been given to make the reader understand the topic deeply. The jargon free language helps the reader understand the Indian society in a much more holistic way. (The Times of India)

About the Author

K. S. Chalam is a well-known political economist and educationist, and a former member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), New Delhi. He has been the Vice Chancellor of the Dravidian University in Andhra Pradesh and had taught in the Department of Economics, Andhra University, between 1976 and 2005. He is known as the founder of the Academic Staff College Scheme in the country and was its first director.

Dr Chalam was on the Planning Board of the Madhya Pradesh government during 2002–04. He was the recipient of the UGC Young Social Scientist Award in Economics in 1984. Author of Caste-Based Reservations and Human Development in India (2007, SAGE) and Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion (2011, SAGE), he has travelled widely and has participated in and chaired sessions at various international conferences.

Currently, Dr Chalam is associated with National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, as a Special Rapporteur.

Author K.S. Chalam
ISBN 9788132106449
Langauage English
Pages 230
Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,
Binding Paperback

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