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Socio-Economic Change and the Broad-Basing Process in India

ISBN 9780367146283
Published June 19, 2019 by Routledge India
248 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers a new concept of inclusion of the marginalised in India — the Broad-basing Process. The author examines how through this process increasing numbers of marginalised social groups can enter into the social, political and economic mainstream and progressively derive the same advantages from society as the groups already part of it.

The book critically reviews how the broad-basing process has worked in the past in India both before and after its independence. It examines how social groups like Dalits, OBCs, Muslims, women and the labour class have fared, and how far economic development, urbanisation, infrastructure development and the digital revolution have helped the marginalised and promoted broad-basing. It also offers mechanisms to speed up broad-basing in poorer economies.

A first of its kind, this volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of political studies, sociology, exclusion studies, political economy and also for general readers.

Table of Contents

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List of contributors


  1. The Broad-Basing Process in India: An Introduction
  2. M.V. Nadkarni

  3. The Broad-Basing Process and Dalits
  4. M.V. Nadkarni

  5. Whither the Dalit Movement in Karnataka?: Its Achievements and Challenges
  6. Manohar Yadav

  7. The Broad-Basing Process and the Backward Classes
  8. V. Anil Kumar

  9. The Broad-Basing Process in India and Muslims
  10. Khalil Shaha and S. Yogeshwari

  11. The Broad-Basing Process in India and Women
  12. Lavanya Suresh

  13. Whither Workers in India?
  14. Vinay Kumar

  15. Is there a Broad-Basing Process in the Indian Economy?
  16. Malini L. Tantri and Shruti Mohan Menon

  17. Is Indian Digital Revolution Broad-based?
  18. R.S. Deshpande

  19. Urbanisation in India: is it Broad-Basing?
  20. Kala S. Sridhar

  21. Post-Independence Conservation Policies and Implementation in India: A Socio-economic and Ecological Appraisal
  22. Sunil Nautiyal

  23. The Way Forward

          M.V. Nadkarni and Subhashree Banerjee


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M. V. Nadkarni is presently Honorary Visiting Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, and a Member of the Governing Body at the Centre for Multi-disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Dharwad, Karnataka, India. An economist by professional training, with specialisation in agricultural and ecological/environmental economics, he is actively interested in development economics, political economy, history, sociology, philosophy, ethics, religion and Gandhian Studies. He was the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) National Fellow for two years (2002–04) and Vice Chancellor of Gulbarga University, Karnataka, India from 1999 to 2002.