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Economic Reforms and Social Exclusion is an analytical study that focuses on the socially marginalized and excluded groups in India since the onset of liberalization. It examines how the liberal economic reforms have impacted socio-economic categories—caste, tribe and religious minorities—subjecting them to further deprivation.

Case studies of handloom weavers, VRS workers and the temperance movement have awarded this study empirical reality. The book also offers a refreshing approach to the study of economic reforms through philosophical and theoretical arguments on issues like civil society, religion, caste and alienation.

Since most of the scholarly works on social exclusion are based on Western notions of ‘deprivation’ and ‘exclusion’, this work's unique focus on India lends the reader a context-specific understanding of the subject. The jargon free language makes the ...

Inequity in the Development of Human Capital and Alienation in Higher Education
Inequity in the development of human capital and alienation in higher education

The development of education and human capital are interrelated. Educational reforms have preceded economic reforms in the country, thus, influencing the formation of human capital. But, these reforms did not alter the social base of human capital leading to inequity and emergence of dichotomies in education sector.

The concept of human capital is as old as the discipline of political economy.1 It is common knowledge of every parent that children with more education earn higher incomes than those who have less education. But it was Adam Smith, the father of political economy, who discussed about the economic behaviour of an educated man in ...

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