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Mapping Social Exclusion in India: Caste, Religion and Borderlands Paramjit S. Judge

Mapping Social Exclusion in India: Caste, Religion and Borderlands

Paramjit S. Judge

Published December 2nd 2013
ISBN : 9781107056091
Hardcover
298 pages
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Mapping Social Exclusion in India assesses the problem of defining exclusion, the need for its contextualization and establishes a relationship between social exclusion, deprivation and discrimination. It studies the distinctive character of IndianMoreMapping Social Exclusion in India assesses the problem of defining exclusion, the need for its contextualization and establishes a relationship between social exclusion, deprivation and discrimination. It studies the distinctive character of Indian society and system marked with the existence of exclusionary practices and structures on the basis of caste. The usage of the concept of exclusion is more inclusive than any other competing concepts of discrimination or deprivation, though these concepts are interchangeably used to denote it. It is, therefore, important to conceptualize exclusion and, in the process, come across different shades of its interpretations.The social phenomenon of exclusion that mars societies globally is studied by various scholars who 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. This cohesive volume highlights the causal link between discrimination and exploitation. The contributors study the role of the state as an interventionist force and look into the mobilization strategy as a reaction to exclusion. They take a critical look at the reservation policy and argue that state intervention creates certain new forms of exclusion.