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Blocked by Caste: Economic Discrimination in Modern India

Price : $18.75
ISBN # : 9780198081692
Author : Katherine S. Krieger School of Arts and Sciences John Hopkins University Newman
pages: 400
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Published : 2012

This book explores contemporary patterns of economic discrimination faced by Dalits and religious minorities like Muslims, and the underlying attitudinal orientations that contribute to inequality in various spheres of life. It investigates empirical evidence of discrimination by focusing on the urban labour market as well as other markets in rural areas. It also analyses discrimination in non-market transactions like access to education, primary healthcare services, and fair price shops. Through detailed case studies, the essays examine the consequences of exclusion on unequal access to business, wage-earning, health status, and educational attainments and suggest possible remedies. The introduction provides a conceptual framework and the foreword by Kaushik Basu underscores the importance of developing an interface between economics and social sciences in order to give greater visibility to research on discrimination. This book will interest students and scholars of Dalit and subaltern studies, economics, sociology, and politics. It will be an invaluable resource for policymakers and activists.



Author Bio: Sukhadeo Thorat is Chairman of the Indian Council for Social Science Research and Professor of Economics at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the former Chairman of the University Grants Commission.

Katherine S. Newman is James B. Knapp Dean at the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. She is former Malcolm Forbes Class of 1941 Professor at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Sociology, and Director of the Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 27 December, 2011.
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