A novel approach has been used in the study of economic reforms through philosophical and theoretical arguments on issues such as civil society, religion, caste and alienation. Case studies of handloom weavers, VRS workers and the temperance movement give this study empirical weight.
Since most scholarly works on social exclusion are based on Western notions of 'deprivation' and 'exclusion', this work's unique focus on India lends the reader a context-specific understanding of the subject.
|Social Exclusion and the Methodological Dichotomies|
|Economic Reforms and the Socially Excluded Groups in India|
|Emergence of Caste as Property Under Liberalization|
|Impact of Reforms on Scheduled Castes|
|Liberalization and the Adivasi Development|
|Marginalization of Rural Artisans and Muslims|
|Handloom-weavers under Liberalization: A Case Study|
|Exit Policy and the Welfare of the Working Classes|
|Inequity in the Development of Human Capital and Alienation in Higher Education|
|Public Health Services and the Poor|
|Civil Society Responses to Economic Reforms: A Case Study of Temperance Movement|
|In Lieu of Conclusion|