Dalits in Neoliberal India : Mobility or Marginalisation? book cover
1st Edition

Dalits in Neoliberal India
Mobility or Marginalisation?

Edited By

Clarinda Still

ISBN 9781138020245
Published October 1, 2014 by Routledge India
292 Pages

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Book Description

India‘s economic growth has brought opportunities for many but to what extent has it benefitted its ethnically-shaped underclass: the Dalits? Have Dalits fared better in a neoliberal India or have structural economic and social changes served to magnify Dalit disadvantage? This volume offers a varied picture of Dalit experience in different states

Table of Contents

Maps, Figures and Plates. Tables. Abbreviations. Foreword Mukulika Banerjee. Acknowledgements. Dalits in Neoliberal India: An Overview Clarinda Still 1. Dalit Entrepreneurs, Globalisation and the Supplier Diversity Experiment in Madhya Pradesh Sudha Pai 2. Trajectories of Dalits Incorporation into the Indian Neoliberal Business Economy Kaushal K. Vidyarthee 3. Locating Caste in a Globalising Indian City: A Study of Dalit Ex-millworkers Occupational Choices in Post-industrial Mumbai Sumeet Mhaskar 4. Legislating for Liberation? Dalit Electoral Politics and Social Change in Tamil Nadu Hugo Gorringe 5. A Book Also Travels: Circulating Small Booklets in Dalit Poorva Badri Narayan 6. Low Caste Elites and Re-traditionalised Responses: Status and Security in an Economically Uncertain Time Jordan C. R. Mullard 7. Dalit Women Becoming Housewives : Lessons from the Tiruppur Region, 1981 82 to 2008 09 Judith Heyer 8. Finding One‘s Place among the Elite: How Dalits Experiencing Sharp Upward Social Mobility Adjust to Their New Social Status Jules Naudet. About the Editor. Notes on Contributors. Index.

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Clarinda Still is Lecturer of Modern Indian Studies, University of Oxford; and Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College.