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Published In:2010
Binding Type:Hardback
Weight:1.33 lbs
Pages:xii + 336 Pages, Tables, Graphs, Index, Acknowledgements

The Title "Religion, Community and Development Changing Contours of Politics and Policy in India 1st Published" is written by Gurpreet Mahajan. This book was published in the year 2010. The publisher of this title is Routledge. Religion, Community and Development Changing Contours of Politics and Policy in India 1st Published is currently Not Available with us.You can enquire about this book and we will let you know the availability.

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About the Book

The Sachar Committee Report (submitted to the Prime Minister of India in 2006) initiated a new political discourse by making the religious community a relevant category for discussing development deficits. While the liberal-secular constitutional framework privileged the individual over the community and preferred using the category of class, the Sachar Committee differentiated between citizens on the basis of their religious identity. The articles in this volume focus on the nature and implications of this shift in public policy. Based on a close reading of the findings of the Report, they bring to light the challenges posed by inter-community comparisons, and construct a profile of all religious communities in India, factoring in their concerns of development into the present discourse so as to nuance and modify the simple indicators to which development is often reduced.

This Book will be of interest to scholars and students of political science, sociology, public policy, and development studies, and will be valuable to activists and development agencies interested in the socio-cultural aspects of development and looking to intervene in the process of policy-making.

About the Author

Gurpreet Mahajan is Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU. She has written extensively on issues of multiculturalism, minority rights, secularism and civil society. Her published works include Explanation and Understanding in the Human Sciences (1992 and 1997), Identities and Rights : Aspects of Liberal Democracy in India (1998), Multiculturalism and Democracy (2002), and The Public and the Private : Issues of Democratic Citizenship (edited, 2003).

Surinder S. Jodhka is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social System, School of Social Sciences, JNU. He has worked on the subjects of castes and communities in contemporary India and is currently engaged in researching and teaching development studies. His published works include Community and Identities : Contemporary Discourses on Culture and Politics in India (2001) and Contested Transformations : Changing Economies and Identities in Contemporary India (co-edited with Mary E. John and Praveen Jha, 2006).


List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface and Acknowledgements

1. Religion, Community and Development/Gurpreet Mahajan
2. Political Communalisation of Religions and the Crisis of Secularism/D.L. Sheth
3. The Sachar Committee Report and Multiculturalism in India : Questions of Group Equality and the Public Sphere/Amir Ali
4. Hindutva's Discourse on Development/Pralay Kanungo
5. Seva, Sangathanas and Gurus : Service and the Making of The Hindu Nation/Sujata Patel
6. Development as Liberation : An Indian Christian Perspective/Rudolf C. Heredia
7. Indian Christians : Trajectories of Development/Rowena Robinson
8. Sikhs Today : Development, Disparity and Difference/Surinder S. Jodhka
9. Contemporary Muslim Situation in India : A Long-Term View/Javeed Alam
10. Between Identity and Equity : An Agenda for Affirmative Action for Muslims/Tanweer Fazal
11. Struggle for the Margin or from the Margin/Gopal Guru
12. Literacy, Education and Gender Gap among Socio-religious Communities/Ravinder Kaur
13. Cultural Rights of Minorities during Constitution-making : A Re-reading/Rochana Bajpai
14. The Goan Muslim : Presence through Invisibility/V. Sri Ranjani

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