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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


September 2021 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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.
 
Acknowledgements
M. J. Vinod and S. Y. Surendra Kumar
Introduction
 
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
 
Index

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