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 the liberal economic reforms have impacted socio-economic categories—caste, tribe and religious minorities—subjecting them to further deprivation.
Case studies of handloom weavers, VRS workers and the temperance movement have awarded this study empirical reality. The book also offers a refreshing approach to the study of economic reforms through philosophical and theoretical arguments on issues like civil society, religion, caste and alienation.
Since most of the 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. The jargon free language makes the book readable even for a general reader to help him/her to understand Indian society.
|Social Exclusion and the Methodological Dichotomies|
|Economic Reforms and the Socially Excluded Groups in India|
|Emergence of Caste as Property Under Liberalization|
|Impact of Reforms on Scheduled Castes|
|Liberalization and the Adivasi Development|
|Marginalization of Rural Artisans and Muslims|
|Handloom-weavers under Liberalization: A Case Study|
|Exit Policy and the Welfare of the Working Classes|
|Inequity in the Development of Human Capital and Alienation in Higher Education|
|Public Health Services and the Poor|
|Civil Society Responses to Economic Reforms: A Case Study of Temperance Movement|
|In Lieu of Conclusion|