Bridging the Social Gap : Perspectives on Dalit Empowerment
Bridging the Social Gap: Perspectives on Dalit Empowerment addresses four interrelated issues. It conceptualises exclusion-linked deprivation of excluded and indigenous groups...
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About the Author
Sukhadeo Thorat is Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR); former Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC); and Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has a BA (Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad, Maharashtra), MA in Economics (Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad), MPhil/PhD in Economics (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Diploma in Economic Planning (Main School of Planning, Warsaw, Poland). His research areas include agricultural development, rural poverty, institution and economic growth, problems of marginalised groups, economics of caste system, caste discrimination and poverty. He was the Director of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi from 2003 to 2006 and the Research Associate of International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA, since 1992.Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal is currently the Director at the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS), New Delhi. She is also in charge of the Gender and Social Exclusion Studies Unit at IIDS. She has a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, with specialisation in economic geography, and has significant experience in human development research. She has published articles on caste, ethnicity and economic discrimination, caste and religion links to malnutrition and child labour. She has extensive experience in data collection and analysis and policy advocacy. She has actively worked on key issues affecting the poor and vulnerable in India, through organisations based in India and the United Kingdom.