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On The Margins: Tribes, Castes, and Other Social Categories (Studies in Indian Sociology)

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The 11 essays in this volume explore different aspects of marginalization among the scheduled castes, the scheduled tribes, the backward classes, women, workers, refugees, minorities, physically challenged persons and so on. They show how from the margins of Indian society they mobilized themselves to take an active part in social protests and raised a voice against discrimination in different spheres of social life.

Table of Contents:

  • Series Note
  • Foreword
  • Introduction

I: The Socio-Cultural Marginality: Dalits and Tribes

  • The Weaker Sections of Society: The Scheduled Castes in India
  • Understanding the Modern Dalit Movement
  • Socio-cultural Marginality: A Theory of Urban Slums and Poverty in India
  • Meaning and Process of Tribal Integration in a Democratic Society
  • Homecoming: Ho Women, Work and Land Rights in Jharkhand

II: The Working Class

  • The Field of Labor
  • Rajasthani Contract Labor in Delhi: A Case Study of the Relationship between Company, Middleman and Worker
  • Organizing Unorganized Workers: The Case of Bindery Workers in Calcutta

III: Marginal And Liminal Categories

  • On Some Aspects of Family Structures of the Refugees of West Bengal 1947
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  • Foreigners, Refugees and Outsiders in the Indian Context
  • Negotiating Gender and Disability in Rural Haryana
  • Index
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