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Swaraj and the Reluctant State

Edited By

K.B. Saxena

ISBN 9780367616663
Published November 3, 2020 by Routledge
530 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book traces the historical roots of marginalization of Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims and Women in Indian Society and appraises the role of the State in combating the widespread discrimination faced by them in society, economy, politics and governance, and in their own struggles for dignity and social justice.
Please note: This title is co-published with Aakar Books, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Muchkund Dubey PART I – GANDHI: THOUGHT AND IMPACT 1. Synthesising the Gandhi-Ambedkar-Narayanaguru-Marx Visions for Dalit Liberation 2. Gandhi, Dalits and Feminists: Recovering the Convergence 3. Ambedkar, Gandhi and the Questions of Social Justice 4. Reviving Gandhi and the Utopia of Hind Swaraj in Popular Hindi Films 5. Human Rights, Human Development and Gandhi 6. Popular Hindi Cinema as Gandhi’s Alter Ego: An Exploration in Respect of ‘Gandhi, My Father’ 7. Militancy, Peace and Conflict Resolution in India: In Search of a Gandhian Antidote to Violence
PART II – MARGINALISED GROUPS AND SWARAJ 8. Affirmative Action to Eliminate Marginalisation: Inadequate in Conception and Ineffective in Execution 9. Born to be Damned: The Colonial Construction of Criminal Tribes in India 10. Rescuing Minority Rights with Gandhi’s Help 11. Socio-Political Dilemma of the Lucknow Muslim 12. The Women’s Movement in India: A Hundred Year History 13. Women Leaders in Panchayats are No Longer Afraid of Gram Sabha 14. Swaraj: Learning from the Marginalised
PART III – INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES 15. Can Human Rights Civilise Capitalism? 16. Alternative Visions of the Indigenous People’s Movement in Latin America: Reflections on Civilisation and Modernity 17. Satyagraha and Resilience: From Violence Prevention to Liberation 18. Towards the Development of a Responsive, Social Scienceinformed, Critical Public Health Framework on Male Interpersonal Violence 19. Why the Wretched Kill in Democratic South Africa: Reflections on Rejuvenation and Reconstruction
20. Childhood Burn Injury: A Matter for Hind Swaraj? 21. Development through Aid: Interpreting Social Development Indicators in Afghanistan 22. Peace: Its Indices and Implications for Swaraj
PART IV – SWARAJ IN ACTION 23. Swaraj, Democracy and Subaltern: Regional Dynamics of Agrarian India 24. The Politics and Poetics of Violence: The State and Marginalisation in Kashipur and Kalinganagar 25. Gram Swaraj: Experience of the Field Experiments in Remote Tribal Areas of Odisha 26. Implementing the ‘Hind Swaraj’ Vision: An Experiment at Navadarshanam, India 27. Recent Challenges to Gender Inequality and Gram-Swaraj Experiments for Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the District of Bankura

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K.B. Saxena is former Secretary to the Government of India, and presently distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Governance in the Council for Social Development, New Delhi.