Blocked by Caste: Economic Discrimination and Social Exclusion in Modern India by Sukhadeo Thorat

Blocked by Caste: Economic Discrimination and Social Exclusion in Modern India

EditorSukhadeo Thorat, Katherine S. Newman

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This volume argues that the Indian society is characterized by multiple forms of discrimination and exclusion that create profound barriers to upward mobility and freedom from structures of deprivation. The essays study widespread patterns of discrimination and underlying attitudinalorientations that contribute to inequality in various aspects of life. Based on archival research, field surveys, and interviews, the contributors explore practical aspects of economic discrimination and social exclusion in India. They also discuss some of the theoretical issues related to socialexclusion in general and economic discrimination in particular, to provide conceptual backdrop and to place the empirical studies in necessary theoretical perspective. The book investigates historic patterns of discrimination with factors like reservation in private sector, globalization, caste andemployment, ownership of private enterprises, labour market, poverty, health care, education, food security, and creation of Dalit identities as well as the consequences of discrimination and possible remedies.

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Sukhadeo Thorat is Chairman of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Katherine S. Newman is Director of the Institute for International and Regional Studies at Princeton University.
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Title:Blocked by Caste: Economic Discrimination and Social Exclusion in Modern IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pagesPublished:January 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbbreviationsPart 1. Economic Discrimination: Theoretical Backdrop1. Sukhadeo Thorat and Katherine S. Newman: Caste, Economic Discrimination, and Social Exclusion: Concept, Consequences, and RemediesPart 2. Market Discrimination: Labour and Other Markets2. Sukhadeo Thorat and Paul Attewell: The Legacy of Social Exclusion: A Correspondence Study of Job Discrimination in India's Urban Private Sector3. Surinder S. Jodhka and Katherine S. Newman: In the Name of Globalization: Meritocracy, Productivity, and the Hidden Language of Caste4. Ashwini Deshpande and Katherine S. Newman: Where the Path Leads: The Role of Caste in Post-university Employment Expectations5. S. Madheswaran and Paul Attewell: Wage and Job Discrimination in the Indian Urban Labour Market6. Sukhadeo Thorat , M. Mahamallik, and Nidhi Sadana: Caste System and Pattern of Discrimination in Rural MarketsPart 3. Non-Market Discrimination: Health, Education and Food-Related Institutions7. Vani K. Borooah: Inequality in Health Outcomes in India: The Role of Caste and Religion8. Sanghmitra S. Acharya: Caste and Patterns of Discrimination in Rural Public Health Care Services9. Sonalde Desai, Cecily Darden Adams, and Amaresh Dubey: Segmented Schooling: Inequalities in Primary Education10. Geetha B. Nambissan: Exclusion and Discrimination in Schools: Experiences of Dalit Children11. Sukhadeo Thorat and Joel Lee: Food Security Schemes and Caste DiscriminationPart 4. Discrimination Induced Inequalities: Capital Assets, and Poverty12. Sukhadeo Thorat, Debolina Kundu, and Nidhi Sadana: Caste and Ownership of Private Enterprises13. Maitreyi Bordia Das: Minority Status and Labour Market Outcomes: Does India Have Minority Enclaves?14. Smita Das: Caste, Ethnicity and Religion: Linkages with Un-employment and PovertyContributors Note