Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihoods and Health

  • Sanghmitra S. Acharya
  • Sucharita Sen
  • Milap Punia
  • Sunita Reddy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Sanghmitra S. Acharya, Sucharita Sen, Milap Punia, Sunita Reddy
    Pages 1-18
  3. Land and Changing Landscape

  4. Livelihoods and Vulnerability

  5. Health and Public Amenities

About this book


This book analyses how developmental projects in a globalizing Delhi have brought about neglect, exclusion and alienation of certain sections of population, while benefiting others. It discusses the physical, economic and social displacement of people in the city in recent times, which has deprived them of their lands, livelihoods and access to health care. In Delhi and the National Capital Region, beyond the obvious and apparent image of wide roads, flyovers, the metro rail network, high-rises and glittering malls, globalization has brought about skewed and uneven development. A growing middle class and a significant group of an extremely rich section of population steer the ways in which development strategies are planned and implemented. Furthermore, with government control reducing as is inevitable and consistent with a neoliberal policy framework, private players have entered not only the consumer goods sector, but also basic goods and services such as agriculture, health and education. This book explores the effects of such processes, with a specific focus on equity, on the marginalized sections of population in a globalizing megacity. It addresses the themes of land, livelihoods and health as overarching, drawing upon their interlinkages. It traces the changes in the growth of the city in context of these themes and draws inferences from their interconnectedness to examine the current situation of development in Delhi.


Gender violence Globalization Health care dynamics Labour geographies Land acquisition policy Marginalization Morbidity and health care New urban peripheries Public health Regional development Social infrastructure Social vulnerabilities Solid waste management Transportation Urban expansion Urban planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Sanghmitra S. Acharya
    • 1
  • Sucharita Sen
    • 2
  • Milap Punia
    • 3
  • Sunita Reddy
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru University New DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Centre of Social Medicine and Community HealthJawaharlal Nehru University New DelhiIndia

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