Socio-Economic Change and Broad-Basing Process in India

This book offers a new concept of inclusion of the marginalised in India — the Broad-basing Process. The author examines how through this process increasing numbers of marginalised social groups can enter into the social, political and economic mainstream and progressively derive the same advantages from society as the groups already part of it.

The book critically reviews how the broad-basing process has worked in the past in India both before and after its independence. It examines how social groups like Dalits, OBCs, Muslims, women and the labour class have fared, and how far economic development, urbanisation, infrastructure development and the digital revolution have helped the marginalised and promoted broad-basing. It also offers mechanisms to speed up broad-basing in poorer economies.

A first of its kind, this volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of political studies, sociology, exclusion studies, political economy and also for general readers.

Table of Contents
  1. Preface 
  2. Prologue 
  3. The Broad-Basing Process in India: An Introduction
    M.V. Nadkarni 

  4. The Broad-Basing Process and Dalits
    M.V. Nadkarni 

  5. Whither the Dalit Movement in Karnataka?: Its Achievements and Challenges
    Manohar Yadav 

  6. The Broad-Basing Process and the Backward Classes
    V. Anil Kumar 

  7. The Broad-Basing Process in India and Muslims
    Khalil Shaha and S. Yogeshwari 

  8. The Broad-Basing Process in India and Women
    Lavanya Suresh 

  9. Whither Workers in India?
    Vinay Kumar 

  10. Is there a Broad-Basing Process in the Indian Economy?
    Malini L. Tantri and Shruti Mohan Menon 

  11. Is Indian Digital Revolution Broad-based?
    R.S. Deshpande 

  12. Urbanisation in India: is it Broad-Basing?
    Kala S. Sridhar 

  13. Post-Independence Conservation Policies and Implementation in India: A Socio-economic and Ecological Appraisal
    Sunil Nautiyal 

  14. The Way Forward
    M.V. Nadkarni and Subhashree Banerjee

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