Handbook of Muslims in India: Empirical and Policy Perspectives

Hardcover | October 1, 2009

EditorRakesh Basant, Abusaleh Shariff

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The Handbook analyses the status of the Muslims in India by looking at the discussion initiated by the 2006 report of the Prime Minister's High Level Committee on the Status of Muslims in India, headed by Justice Rajinder Sachar. The Sachar Committee Report used large-scale empirical data toanalyze the socio-economic conditions of the Indian Muslims, thus highlighting the heterogeneity within the community. This volume takes the debate initiated by the Report further, bringing together the most recent empirical work on equity-related concerns with a focus on human developmentparameters, in a comprehensive and thematic manner. The first section examines the socio-historical context of Muslims in India, thus setting the tone for analysis of their demographic and educational conditions in a comparative perspective. The second and third sections analyse the socio-economic conditions of the Muslims by exploring the variousdimensions of the labour and employment market. The final section considers the policy options that are available to improve the condition of the Indian Muslims.

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The Handbook analyses the status of the Muslims in India by looking at the discussion initiated by the 2006 report of the Prime Minister's High Level Committee on the Status of Muslims in India, headed by Justice Rajinder Sachar. The Sachar Committee Report used large-scale empirical data toanalyze the socio-economic conditions of the ...

Rakesh Basant is Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Abusaleh Shariff is Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.01 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198062052

ISBN - 13:9780198062059

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List of TablesList of FiguresContributorsRajinder Sachar: Foreword1. Rakesh Basant and Abusaleh Shariff: IntroductionSection I: Socio-Historical Context2. Irfan Habib: Indo-Islamic Thought and Issues of Religious Co-existence3. Satish Saberwal: On the Making of Muslims in India HistoricallySection II: Socio-economic Status4. Anil B. Deolalikar: How do Indian Muslims Fare on Social Indicators?5. P.M. Kulkarni: The Muslim Population of India - A Demographic Portrayal6. Sonia Bhalotra, Christine Valente and Arthur van Soest: Religion and Childhood Death in India7. Sonia Bhalotra and Bernarda Zamora: Social Divisions in Education in IndiaSection III: Employment and Labour Market8. Vani K. Borooah: Risk Associated With Belonging to Disadvantaged Groups and Labour Market Outcomes in India - A Bayesian Analysis9. Jeemol Unni: Informality and Gender in the Labour Market for Muslims in India: Has Education Been a Route Out of Poverty?10. Sumon K. Bhaumik and Manisha Chakrabarty: Earnings Inequality in India: Has the Rise of Caste and Religion Based Politics in India had an Impact11. Abusaleh Shariff: Economic of Religion: Spiritual Capital and Philanthropy amongst Muslims in IndiaSection IV: Policy Implications12. Sonalde Desai and Veena Kulkarni: Unequal Playing Field: Socio-Religious Inequalities in Educational Attainment in India13. Thomas Weisskopf: Is Positive Discrimination a Good Way to Aid Disadvantaged Communities?Index