Cultural Diversity Acclaimed but Social and Economic Diversity Ignored: The Case of Dalits in India

By Ramaiah Avatthi.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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In the era of globalisation, Dalits should aim at adopting diversity policy rather than depending merely on state welfare measures.

Keywords: Social Justice, Dalits, Globalisation, Wealth/Asset Diversity, Reservation/Affirmative Policies

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp.173-190. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.057MB).

Dr Ramaiah Avatthi

Dr. A. Ramaiah has been engaged in teaching and research in the fields of social work and social sciences since 1987. He has been a faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India since 1991. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Dalit and Tribal Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. He obtained his Ph. D. in Sociology (1999) and M. Phil. in Population Studies (1987) from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. His Masters Degree (1984) was in Social Work (Loyola College, University of Madras), and the Bachelor Degree (1981) in Economics (the American College, Madurai University, India). He has been teaching subjects such as a) Management of non-profit organization, b) Development of the Marginalised sections, c) Diversity and Social Exclusion, d) Globalization and the Marginalised. His recently-completely research studies include i) The Impact of ILO’s PEBLISA Project on prevention and elimination bonded labour in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, ii) Factors responsible for high rate of acquittal in untouchability and atrocity cases: Experiences and responses from Southern Tamil Nadu, and c) Role of NGOs in establishing cordial relationship between the contesting caste groups in rural Tamil Nadu. He has contributed number of articles to reputed journals and books on issues pertaining to the marginalized communities. Ramaiah has widely traveled in Europe, and visited countries such as Zimbabwe, Beijing and Singapore articulating the issues pertaining to the one of the most exploited communities of India, the Dalits.


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