Education and Caste in India: The Dalit Question, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Education and Caste in India

The Dalit Question, 1st Edition

Edited by Ghanshyam Shah, Kanak Kanti Bagchi, Vishwanatha Kalaiah

Routledge India

248 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Seven decades since Indian Independence, education takes the centre stage in every major discussion on development, especially when we talk about social exclusion, Dalits and reservations today. This book examines social inclusion in the education sector in India for Scheduled Castes.

The volume:

· Foregrounds the historical struggles of the SCs to understand why the quest for education is so central to shaping SC consciousness and aspirations;

· Works with exhaustive state-level studies with a view to assessing commonalities and differences in the educational status of SCs today;

· Takes stock of the policymaking and extent of implementations across Indian states to understand the challenges faced in different scenarios;

· Seeks to analyse the differential in existing economic conditions, and other structural constraints, in relation to access to quality educational facilities;

· Examines the social perceptions and experiences of SC students as they live now.

A major study, the volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of education, sociology and social anthropology, development studies and South Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Education and the Scheduled Castes

Ghanshyam Shah

2. Education among Scheduled Castes in India: A Review of literature

Bharat Rout

3. Aspirations and Achievements of SC Students in Kerala

S. Irudaya Rajan and S. Sunitha

4. Land Ownership and levels of Educational Attainment in Haryana

K.V. Chamar, S.K. Chamar and N.K. Chamar


5. Access, discrimination and educational attainments of Scheduled caste children in Karnataka


6. Educational attainments of Scheduled Caste children in Goa state

Vishwanatha, V. Ramakrishnappa, and K. P.Siddalingswamy

7. Scheduled Caste Children and Secondary Schooling: Sociological Study of Andhra Pradesh

Nagaraju Gundemeda and Ch. Krishnarao

8. Secondary Education in Odisha: Some Challenges

Ramesh C. Malik and Basanta Kumar Mallik


9. Higher Education and the Scheduled Castes in Maharashtra

Govardhan Wankhede

10. Higher Education of Scheduled Caste Students in West Bengal – A Study on Access, Attainments, and Challenges

Kanak Kanti Bagchi

11. Scheduled Castes and Higher Education in Gujarat

Naresh M. Chauhan

12. Educational Status of Scheduled Caste Women in Delhi

D. Parimala and Anjali Dash

Appendix I: Method and Sample

About the Editors

Ghanshyam Shah was former Professor in Social Sciences at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has also been a national fellow at ICSSR, Delhi and at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India.

Kanak Kranti Bagchi is Professor at the Department of Economics, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, West Bengal, India.

Vishwanatha Kalaiah is Professor and Chairman at the Department of Economics and Director, Centre for Study for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy Mangalore University, Mangalore, India.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
EDUCATION / Research
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies