India: Social Development Report 2012: Minorities at the Margins

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In India, the debate around social development has sharpened with the arrival of neoliberalism, which has widened the gulf between the rich and the poor. The India: Social Development Report 2012 (SDR 2012), prepared by the Council for Social Development, evaluates the life conditions ofIndian citizens by assessing social developmental indicators - political, social, and cultural. Instead of focusing solely on economic growth, it treats social development as a function of economic growth, social policy, and effective poverty reduction measures. It deals with key issues of socialdevelopment and interrogates the concept of development, as well as its meaning for those who are deprived and disadvantaged. The papers included in this report, besides giving an overall picture of social development, focus on the minorities in India with respect to certain key sectors such as education, poverty, food security, and health. These factors play an important role in the betterment of the conditions of thedeprived and minority communities and their life chances. The contributions combine empirical studies and critical analysis to explain the impact of policy interventions on social development and the challenges that remain. On the whole, the Report addresses the relationship between India'sdevelopmental process and social policy discourse.

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In India, the debate around social development has sharpened with the arrival of neoliberalism, which has widened the gulf between the rich and the poor. The India: Social Development Report 2012 (SDR 2012), prepared by the Council for Social Development, evaluates the life conditions ofIndian citizens by assessing social developmental...

Zoya Hasan is Professor at the Centre for Political Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Mushirul Hasan is Director-General of The National Archives of India.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 11.02 × 8.66 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tables, Figures, and BoxesMuchkund Dubey: ForewordList of AbbreviationsZoya Hasan and Mushirul Hasan: IntroductionPART I: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE MARGINALIZED1. Jayati Ghosh: Social Development: Some Conceptual Considerations2. Himanshu: Recent Trends in Poverty and Inequality3. Muchkund Dubey: Free and Compulsory Elementary Education: Still a Long Distance for Indian Children4. Praveen Jha and Ananindra Nath: Employment and Unemployment: Context and Prospects5. Mohan Rao and Oommen C. Kurian: India's Health: Not Shining6. Indu Agnihotri: Gendering Social Analysis, Contextualizing Gender: Women in Neoliberal India7. P.M. Kulkarni and Himanshu: Regional Dimensions of Inequalities8. Tajamul Haque: Challenges of Food Security9. Praveen Jha, R. Ramakumar, and Nilachala Acharya: Social Security in IndiaPART II: MINORITIES10. Abusaleh Shariff, Khursheed Anwar Siddiqui, Amit Sharma, and Prabir Kumar Ghosh: How Social Structure Impacts the Gross Domestic Product? Role of Education and Diversity11. Tanweer Fazal and Rajeev Kumar: Muslims in India: A Study of Socio-economic and Educational Levels in Four Focus States12. Mohammed Sanjeer Alam: Education and Exclusion of Muslims13. Arshad Alam: Madrasas and Educational Conditions of Muslims14. Prashant K. Trivedi: Rural Power Structure, State Initiatives, and the Muslims: Divergent Experiences in Four States15. Zoya Hasan and Mushirul Hasan: Assessing UPA Government's Response to Muslim Deprivation16. Jawed Alam Khan and Pooja Parvati: Government's Commitment towards Development of Muslims: A Post-Sachar Assessment17. Savio Abreu and Rowena Robinson: Social Development of the Christian Community in India18. Surajit Deb: Social Development Index 2012Notes on Contributors