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Sociology of Marginalized Communities and Weaker Sections in India
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Sociology of Marginalized Communities and Weaker Sections in India

  • Nadeem Hasnain - Former Professor, Social Anthropology, University of Lucknow; Fulbright ‘Scholar in Residence’; Senior Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research
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August 2021 | 316 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
First-ever textbook dealing with the marginalized communities and weaker sections of the Indian society through historical and contemporary societal perspectives.

Marginalized and weaker sections of India such as scheduled castes, OBCs and scheduled tribes, and minorities -- linguistic, religious and sexual -- have been studied under different disciplines over the years, especially sociology, social anthropology, social work and political science. This book comprehensively brings together the major findings and debates around all the marginalized, socially excluded and weaker sections of the Indian society. Starting from the issues of definition and conceptualization, it goes on to provide various strands of their society, culture, problems and the role of the State. It provides historical perspective backed by the contemporary situation and emerging social changes among these communities. Written in a lucid manner, the textbook aims to reach and impact readers who may not have prior academic exposure to this subject area.

Key Features:

• Adopts interdisciplinary approach for the benefits of the students of sociology, anthropology, social work and political science

• Offers clear and accessible analysis of theories, concepts and issues involved

• Includes latest research and empirical studies supplemented by a variety of relevant opinions and debates
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
 
SECTION A. Scheduled Castes
 
Prelude
 
Scheduled Castes: Historical and Societal Perspectives
 
Equal by Law, Unequal by Caste: Scheduled Castes, Indian State and Constitution
 
Dalit Movements, Dalit Consciousness, Dalit Assertion and Dalit Politics
 
OBCs: Different Dimensions
 
OBCs in Post-Independence Period: Constitution and the Role of Indian State
 
Backward Classes Movement, Issues of Assertion and Politics
 
Scheduled Castes: Some Other Facets
 
Dalit Women
 
Impact of Globalization on Dalit and Tribal Communities
 
SECTION B. Scheduled Tribes
 
Prelude
 
Scheduled Tribes
 
Major Problems and Related Issues
 
Constitution, Legal Measures and Beyond
 
Tribal Movements
 
Scheduled Tribes: Some Other Facets
 
Tribal Women: Liberated with Restrictions
 
Impact of Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam on Tribal Societies
 
Indigenous Knowledge System and Its Preservation
 
SECTION C. Minorities
 
Prelude
 
Linguistic Minorities
 
Religions and Religious Minorities
 
Sexual Minorities: Different Sexual Orientations
 
Minorities: Some Other Facets
 
Muslims Women
 
Polygamy and Population Growth
 
Muslim Personal Law versus Uniform
 
Common Civil Code
 
Annexures
 
Annexure A. National Forest Policy, 1988
 
Annexure B. Summary of Forest Rights Act, 2006
 
Annexure C. Facts about Panchayat (Extension of Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996
 
Annexure D. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
 
Annexure E. Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019
 
Annexure F. Constitutionality of Section 377 IPC: Summary of Judgment Regarding LGBTQ Rights
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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Paperback
ISBN: 9789391370114
£20.00