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Marginalities in India

Themes and Perspectives

  • Asmita Bhattacharyya
  • Sudeep Basu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Conceptual Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Asmita Bhattacharyya, Sudeep Basu
      Pages 3-11
    3. Partha Nath Mukherji
      Pages 13-23
  3. Marginalities of Yore: Caste

  4. Development, Displacement and the Tribal Question

  5. Minority and Gendered Positions: An Intersectional Perspective

  6. Embodied Marginalities or New Marginalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205

About this book


This volume engages with the renewed focus on various forms of persisting and new marginalities in globalising India. The persistence of hunger in pockets of India; forcible land acquisitions and their impact on deprived sections of society; the effects of urban relocations; material deprivation of minority groups and tribes as a result of conflicts; continuing caste discrimination; reported cases of atrocities against lower castes and tribes; regional disparities; gendered forms of exclusion and those related to disability and many other conditions suggest the need to rethink notions and practices of marginality and exclusion in India. This volume critiques the principal ways of thinking about marginalities, which primarily consist of a focus on normative principles, and brings into focus the chasm between such principles and subjective notions and experiences of marginality and injustice. The uniqueness of this edited volume is that it connects theoretical perspectives with empirical case studies and discussions, and cases of exclusion are discussed within an overall inclusive and integrated framework. This is a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, students, public policy formulators and for social innovators from private sectors and non-government organisations.


Subjugated Discourse Stereotypes Marginality Discrimination Intersectionality Justice Activism

Editors and affiliations

  • Asmita Bhattacharyya
    • 1
  • Sudeep Basu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyVidyasagar UniversityMidnaporeIndia
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesCentral University of GujaratGandhinagarIndia

About the editors

Dr. Asmita Bhattacharyya is Teacher-In-Charge & Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore.

Dr. Sudeep Basu is Assistant Professor at Centre for Studies in Social Management, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Marginalities in India
  • Book Subtitle Themes and Perspectives
  • Editors Asmita Bhattacharyya
    Sudeep Basu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-5214-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5343-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-5215-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 297
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Social Structure, Social Inequality
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