Author: Takashi Shinoda
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171548741
The issues tackled in this book will be useful not just for academicians interested in these issues but also for planners and social workers who are interested in action and social change.
This book focuses on the socio-economic transformation among the weaker sections in society and examines how their socio-economic conditions have changed over time, with due attention to the structural transformation in Gujarat. The contributors to this volume, N R Sheth, Ghanshyam Shah, Sujata Patel, Junko Kiso, Takashi Shinoda, Mario Rutten, Anil Gumber, to name a few, are all scholars of international repute and they have done detailed class / caste / gender analyses to put certain deep-rooted practices and issues in perspective.
The affluence of society is reflected in the position of weaker section. In this respect this book provides fresh analytical framework and knowledge on weaker sections and will interest readers keen on understanding the real affluence of society vis-à-vis common features like marginalization, segregation, discrimination, neglect and invisibility.
The three sections in this book deal with different issues that directly affect the underprivileged. Part I consists of articles analyzing the status of the backward classes; Part II includes papers dealing with the process of polarization and its effect on the weaker section in urban and rural Gujarat and part three deals with the position of women.
PART ONE: THE STATUS OF BACKWARD CLASSES
The Dalit Temple entry Movements in Maharashtra
Search for Dalit Self-Identity in Gujarat
A Spiritual Approach to Social Transformation
Legal, Institutional Development and Sweepers in Ahmedabad
Unrest Among the Adivasis and their Struggles
Resettlement and Rehabilitation in the Sardar Sarovar
Project: A Review of Policy Reforms and Implementation
Rural Development and Seasonal Migration in Gujarat:
Pattern, Determinants and Consequence
PART TWO: THE PROCESS OF POLARIZATION
Urbanization, Development and Communalisation of Society in Gujarat
Factory Workers and Their Mobility in Ahmedabad City
Elite Attitudes Towards the Poor:
Patidar entrepreneurs in Rural Central Gujarat
Differentiated Diversification of Occupations in a Multi-Caste Village
Changing Pattern of Rural Artisans in Gujarat:
Need for a Fresh Policy?
PART THREE: WOMEN'S ISSUES
Measuring Women's Development in Gujarat:
Some Conceptual Issues and Empirical Results
Employment Status of Women in Gujarat in a Drought VS Normal Year
Shifting Perspectives on Widows Issues in Gujarat
Varsha Bhagat-Ganguly and Amrita Shodhan
Notes on Contributors