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Empowering Marginalized Communities in India

Empowering Marginalized Communities in India
The Impact of Higher Education

Edited by:
  • M. J. Vinod - Department of International Studies, Political Science and History, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, India
  • S. Y. Surendra Kumar - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India

August 2021 | 296 pages | SAGE India
Education is a catalyst for economic growth, poverty reduction and social change that fulfills the physical, intellectual, social, economic, and emotional needs and conditions. Moreover, higher education is a medium through which social barriers and marginality can be overcome. In this context, the book critically analyses the challenges and possibilities of the marginalized communities—Dalits, minorities, persons with disabilities and women—in gaining greater access to the Indian higher education system. It also examines the importance of affordability, equity, quality and accountability as the main pillars of higher education. In addition, the experiences of marginalization are also addressed, given its sociological and psychological implications. Understanding inaccessibility to education as another form of marginalization that impacts an individual’s well-being, Empowering Marginalized Communities in India seeks to examine the potential of higher education to overcome inequality and the urgent need to create a more inclusive and equitable pedagogy.
M. J. Vinod and S. Y. Surendra Kumar
PART I Contextualizing Indian Higher Education
Prakash Desai
State of Higher Education in India
Chetan Singai
Equity and Higher Education Policies in India: Perspectives on National Education Policy 2020
PART II Dalits and Higher Education
Krishnaswamy Dara
Social Advantage and Hermeneutical Injustice in the Realm of Education
T. Brahmanandam
Higher Education Status among Scheduled Castes in India
Areesh Kumar Karamala
Caste Discrimination and Exclusion in Higher Education
PART III Minorities and Higher Education
K. M. Ziyauddin
Muslim’s Inclusion in Indian Higher Education: An Analysis
Maxim Dias and Alphonse Pius Fernandes
Reaching the Unreachable: Jesuit Worldwide Learning—Higher Education at the Margins
PART IV Persons with Disabilities and Higher Education
S. Y. Surendra Kumar
Indian Higher Education and PwD: Issue of Access and Opportunities
Sanjay Jain
Right to Higher Education of PwD: Critical Reflections
Udaya Kiran. K. T
Assistive Technology in Higher Education
PART V Women and Higher Education
Vagishwari. S. P.
Locating Women in India’s Higher Education
Priyanca Mathur and Roshni Sharma
Addressing Gender Parity in Higher Education: Challenges and Concerns
PART VI Prospects of Indian Higher Education
D. Jeevan Kumar
Marginalized Communities and Higher Education: The Way forward

M. J. Vinod

M. J. Vinod is a Professor in the Department of International Studies, Politics and History, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru and former Dean (Faculty of Arts) and syndicate member in Bangalore University, India. He received his MA, MPhil and PhD degrees from Bangalore University. He was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship, where he taught as a scholar in residence at Morgan State University, Baltimore, from August 2015 to May 2016. He is recipient of Salzburg Fellowship; Ford Foundation Fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park; Swiss Foreign Ministry Fellow at the Graduate School of International Studies, Geneva;... More About Author

S. Y. Surendra Kumar

Dr S. Y. Surendra Kumar is an Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, India. He holds MPhil and PhD degrees in South Asian studies from School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi. He is a recipient of Mahbub ul Haq Research Award and Short Duration fellowship. His recent book is titled ‘Ballots, Bullets and Bhikkhus: The Role of Buddhist Sangha in Sri Lankan Politics and Ethnic Conflict’. He has contributed more than 20 chapters in various edited books and published more than 30 research articles in leading national and international journals. His areas of interests are public policy... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789391370237