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Title In search of inclusive policy : addressing graded inequality / editors, Sukhadeo Thorat, Narender Kumar.

Published New Delhi : Indian Institute of Dalit Studies ; Jaipur : Rawat Publications, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.80954 INSE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 399 pages ; 22 cm
Notes Includes statistical tables.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : graded inequality and inclusive policy : an overview / Sukhadeo Thorat and Narender Kumar -- I. Discrimination, deprivation and inclusive policy -- 1. Paying the social debt / Sukhadeo Thorat -- 2. Caste, inequality and affirmative action / Andre Beteille -- 3. Caste indignities and subjected personhoods / A. R. Vasavi -- 4. The eternal debate / Ashwini Deshpande -- 5. Reservation and social justice / Ambrose Pinto -- 6. Positive discrimination : a political analysis / Partha S. Ghosh -- II. Size of OBCs -- 7. On backwardness and fair access to higher education / K. Sundaram -- 8. Identifying other backward classes / A. Ramaiah -- 9. Underrepresentation in colleges : what do the data tell us? / Rana Hasan and Aashish Mehta -- 10. Assumptions and arithmetic of caste-based reservations / Rohini Somanathan -- III. Alternative equal opportunity policies -- 11. Redesigning affirmative action / Satish Deshpande and Yogendra Yadav -- 12. Three myths about reservations / Neera Chandhoke -- 13. Affirmative action : experiments in the former Soviet Union / Japan and America and Dipak Basu -- 14. Indian toiler should reject the framework of reservation / Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones -- IV. Why reservation for OBCs? -- 15. Case for caste-based quotas in higher education / Jayati Ghosh -- 16. Reservation without reservation / T. Pradeep -- 17. Equality with social justice / R. Arun Kumar -- 18. Merit of reservation / Kancha Ilaiah -- 19. Why reservation for OBCs is a must? / V. B. Rawat -- V. State and equal opportunity policies -- 20. Moments in the history of reservation / Bhagwan Das -- 21. Equality in higher education : the impact of affirmative action policies / S. Srinivas Rao -- 22. Reservation and casteism / C. P. Bhambhri -- VI. Debating merit -- 23. Exclusive inequalities : merit, caste and discrimination in higher education / Satish Deshpande -- 24. Merit is my mother tongue / Kancha Ilaiah -- 25. The question of merit / Sandeep Pandey -- 26. The sociology of merit / Amman Madan -- 27. Democracy, disagreement and merit / Pratap Bhanu Mehta -- VII. Better-off, worse-off and creamy layer -- 28. Examining the creamy layer principle / S. Subramanian -- 29. Creamy layer principle : a comment / K. Sundaram -- 30. Demystifying the anti-creamy layer / K. Ravi Srinivas -- 31. A reply to Sundaram and Ravi Srinivas / S. Subramanian.
Summary "In their introduction to the volume, familiarizing the lay reader with the long drawn-out and complex debate on OBC reservations, the editors have contextualised the issues of social exclusion in Indian society associated with multiple group identities like caste, ethnicity, religion, gender and other forms of exclusions. They have also indicated the theoretical framework for developing inclusive policies to deal with the consequences of historical exclusion, as well as the safeguards against continuing discrimination in the present. In the end, they have proposed that, given the multiple forms of exclusion associated with group identities, the nature of inclusive policy should be such that it addresses the group-specific problem, depending on the nature of discrimination and resultant educational, social and economic situation."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Thorat, Sukhadeo.
Kumar, Narender.
Indian Institute of Dalit Studies.
Subject People with social disabilities -- India.
Reverse discrimination -- India.
Education and state -- India.
ISBN 8131601625