1st Edition

Education and Caste in India The Dalit Question

    252 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    252 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    252 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    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 (SCs).

    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.

    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



    Ghanshyam Shah is 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 Kanti 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.