Caste-Based Exclusion

Edited by: Jagan Karade

In India, caste-based exclusion is a complex phenomenon encapsulating multi-dimensional, multi-faceted, and cascading ramifications for those to whom it is meted out. This issue has not only framed the social and economic structure of Indian society and its people, but also has been one of the most callous means of exclusion in the country. Since times immemorial, those placed at the bottom of caste hierarchy have suffered the worst. They are 'the excluded among the excluded.' The process of discrimination needs a holistic understanding to appreciate the gravity of marginalization and deprivation in everyday lives and relations. The contemporary discourses on caste-based exclusion have so far focused on understanding the problem from 'the outside and above' perspective. This book provides perspectives from 'the inside and below' and spans the full circle of prevalence, magnitude, and structure of isolation experienced by Dalits in society, suggesting approaches for amendments. The multidimensional nature of the book will help readers understand the wider spectrum of exclusion in India. It will be a useful resource for the students and researchers of sociology, minority studies, and development studies. [Subject: India Studies, Sociology, Minority Studies, Human Rights, Development Studies]

Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131607060