About the Book :
The book highlights three areas of Public Policy and Governance Land, Equity and Democracy based on the vast experience and deep critical thinking of the authors. The section on Land deals with a variety of land tenure systems and their implications for efficiency of cultivation and returns to the cultivator, the commitment of major political parties to pursuing the agenda of land redistribution, reforms in tenancy relations, development policies contributing to social exclusion with respect to access to common property resources, subversion of redistributive land reforms in the process of implementation and social unrest caused by denial of rights in land to the rural poor.The Section on Equity focuses on the state of implementation of laws and programmes which benefit the poor and the marginalized groups. It covers public policy, neglect and denial of justice to the tribes in respect of their core concerns, the lack of commitment to eliminate the scourge of debt bondage and manual scavenging, iniquitous, neo-liberal economy adversely impacting the Adivasis and the shrinking democratic space on account of the states repression of peaceful protests against unjust policies.The section on Democracy highlights the unresponsive character of the Indian state which imposes unjust economic policies on people, unmindful of the suffering they cause, and deals with a diverse range of issues from reversal of welfare-oriented development, massive human rights violations in acquisition of land for development projects, the security-centric response of the state of the challenge posed by the Maoist movement to peoples own efforts in addressing development deficit, legitimacy and accountability of NGOs in advocacy and delivery of development programmes.
About the Author :
K.B. Saxena is former Secretary to the Government of India, and at present Professor, Social Justice and Governance in the Council for Social Development.Manoranjan Mohanty is former Professor of Political Science, University of Delhi, and at present professor, Council for Social Development and Chairperson, Institute of Chinese studies.Sumit Chakravartty is Editor, Mainstream. Senior Journalist, deeply involved in Civil Society Movements in India and Peace Movements in South Asia.
Acknowledgement Preface IntroductionPART I: LAND1. Land Tenure Security and Rural Development in Asian Countries T. Haque 2. Equity and Land Reforms in the Context of the Agrarian Crisis in India: The Need to Defeat Diversionary Trends Vikas Bajpai Anoop Saraya 3. Tenancy in India: Emerging Trends, Pattern and Issues Manoj Ahuja4. Development Policy and Social Exclusion: Access of Dalits and Adivasis to Common Property Resources K.B. Saxena5. Land Reforms: Evidences of Reversal in Orissa B.K. Sinha6. Roots of Agrarian Discontent in the Kaimur Region of Uttar Pradesh K. Gopal Iyer 7. Debu-The Man and His: Work Significance and Ramifications-With Particular Reference to Operation Barga P.S. Krishnan PART II: EQUITY8. Unbroken History of Broken Promises: With Special Reference to Bastar B.D. Sharma9. Bondage to Freedom B.N. Yugandhar 10. Law and Practice of Untouchability and Manual Scavenging in India S.R. Sankaran11. Debuda, Halis of Delanpore: Then and Now Lakshmidhar Mishra12. Economic and Social Backwardness of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar N.J. Kurian & Prashant Kumar Trivedi13. A Note on the Neo-liberal Threat to the Survival of Adivasis S.P. Shukla 14. A Course Change: The Only Way Forward Suhas BorkerPART III: DEMOCRACY15. Two Faces of the Indian State: Kalahandi to Kalinganagar and Operation Barga to Lalgarh Manoranjan Mohanty16. State Response to Maoist Violence: A Critical Assessment K.S. Subramanian17. Heroic popular Resistance in Singur and Nandigram Sumit Chakravarty18. The Best of Times, The Worst of Times Sunanda Sanyal19. My Vision of India: 2047 AD20. Legitimacy and Accountability of NGOS: Issues and Options Buddhadeb GhoshA Fistful of Dry Rice: Interview with Debabrata Bandyopadhyay Suhas Borker Contributors
|Title:||A Fistful of Dry Rice; Land, Equity and Democracy Essays in Honour of D. Bandyopadhyay||Publisher:||Aakar Books???|
|Author:||K B Saxena Manoranjan Mohanty|
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