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From Individual to Community

From Individual to Community
Issues in Development Studies

First Edition

May 2012 | 280 pages | SAGE India
From Individual to Community brings together a set of papers that provides critical commentaries on various facets of the ongoing process of development. The book addresses issues that concern developing countries—such as globalization, economic growth, rural transformation, gender equality, educational reforms and the Dalit movement—from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Based on the theoretical framework of the normative principles, the book evaluates issues that are specifically relevant in the Indian context—rich versus poor, globalization versus sustainable development, and so on. Devoid of any ideological rigidity, this book is an unbiased exposition of the material as well as ideological positioning of globalization, development and change.

This book also commemorates the birth centenary of Professor Malcolm Adiseshiah, former Deputy Director General of UNESCO and a Padma Bhushan awardee, who was also founder of Madras Institute of Development Studies.
Issues in Development Studies: An Overview

R Maria Saleth and L Venkatachalam
Globalization: Its Portents for Indian Culture

U R Ananthamurthy
Growth of a Wasteland

Amit Bhaduri
Whither the Indian Village? Culture and Agriculture in 'Rural' India

Dipankar Gupta
Gender Inequalities: Neglected Dimensions and Hidden Facets

Bina Agarwal
Cultural Politics of Environment and Development: The Indian Experience

Amita Baviskar
State, Households and Markets in Education

Jandhyala B G Tilak
Development as a Human Right or as Political Largesse?

Upendra Baxi
The Power of Uncertainty: Reflections on the Nature of Transformational Initiatives

Mihir Shah
Lineages of Political Society

Partha Chatterjee
The Politics of Social Justice

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

The book fully lives up to expectations as a tribute to the founder of Madras Institute of Development Studies. It contains essays by top-notch academics.... It captures well the present development dilemma in India.

Journal of Social and Economic Development, Vol 15, January-June 2013

An outstanding selection...the essays in this volume take the reader to the cutting edge of Indian social science, to the questions that seemingly defy answers and yet are essential to address...this volume presents a rich collection of arguments that deserve to change the way we think about India.

The Hindu, 10 July 2012

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