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Politics of Identity, Gender and Development

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Politics of Identity, Gender and Development

  • By: A.V. Satish Chandra

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ISBN: 9789390054954

Bind: Hardback

Year: 2021

Pages: 124

Size: 6 x 9 Inch

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide


This book is a compilation of various papers on the politics of identity, the question of gender, the problems of the LGBTQIA+ community and the politics of development. Do politics of identity and gender and the question of LGBTQIA+ hinder inclusive development and fracture the notion of development? Or do they become the harbingers of inclusive development in a new way and facilitate the development of marginalized sections of society? These are the questions that the book brings out as it debates the merits and demerits of these different arguments. The book enriches the reader by providing different arguments all put together in one volume.

The purpose of bringing out this book is to look at various points of view regarding the politics of identity, gender and development. The book deals with the concept of politics of identity coming up against what was previously the dominant paradigm, which is the politics of development. The book has the best-known academics in the field of political science all contributing their best to one book, which will be a fountain of different and contending ideas.

Target Audience:

People interested in political science, gender studies and sociology.




Chapter 1. Introduction (A.V. Satish Chandra)

Chapter 2. Origins of the Politics of Identity in American Politics (Subrata Mukherjee)

Chapter 3. A Study of Realization of Development through the Self-realization Process
(Mahendra Prasad Singh)

Chapter 4. The Problematique of the Placement of Identities in the Politics of Development
(Susheela Ramaswamy)

Chapter 5. Understanding the Politics of Identity with Reference to Those Sans Identity
(Anant Maringanti)

Chapter 6. Problematizing the Politics of Development (Samir Kumar Das)

Chapter 7. Engendering Politics of Identity and Development (Krishna Menon)

Chapter 8. The Necessity for Prioritizing Politics of Development over Politics of Identity
(Rajendra G. Harshe)

Chapter 9. An Argument for Politics of Identity as a Means for Development
(Kham Khan Suan Hausing)

Chapter 10. The Problem of Locating the Politics of Identity in the Context of Temporal and Multiple Identities (Satish Kumar Jha)

Chapter 11.  Looking at the Politics of Identity and Development through the Lens of Minoritarianism (Bulbul Dhar)

Chapter 12. State Politics and the Narrative of Identity Politics (Manisha Madhava)

Chapter 13. Gender and Development: A Feminist Perspective (Krishna Menon)

Chapter 14. Sexuality, Development and Governance – A Transnational Queer Feminist Critique (Niharika Banerjea)

Chapter 15. Exploring the Politics of Development through the Question of Gender Identity (Bijayalaxmi Nanda)

Chapter 16. Constructing a Feminist Discourse in Opposition to the Western Feminist Ideas
(Ambar Ahmad)

Chapter 17. A Bureaucrat’s Vantage View of Politics of Gender and Development (Prashanti Mallela)

Chapter 18. Articulation of the Adivasi Women’s Problems by Non-Adivasi Women and by the Adivasi Women Themselves (Bindu K.C.)

Chapter 19. Politics of Development Embodied in Gender (Samir Kumar Das)

Chapter 20. The Question of Who Represents Whom – A Look at the Politics of Representation of Women and Other Marginalized Groups
(Manisha Madhava)


About the Editor:

A.V. Satish Chandra, Ph.D., SEFM is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Osmania University. He did his Ph.D. from Osmania University, Hyderabad, M.Phil. from the University of Hyderabad and M.A. from JNU, New Delhi, in political science. He has been teaching in Osmania University from the year 1990 and has nearly 31 years of experience. He has been the recipient of various visiting fellowships to the USA, the TÜB?TAK Fellowship of Turkey and an alumnus of the US State Department. He is also awarded with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Life Time Achievement National Award in Teaching, Research and Publications. He is recognized as a mentor by the UGC and the Ministry of Education and has been certified for the same.
Dr Satish Chandra is also an International Eminent Fellow Member of the Scholars Academic and Scientific Society (SAS). Dr Chandra has published three books: Federalism  and Decentralization in India for Better GovernanceFrom Centralized Government to Decentralized Governance and Indian Politics in the Twenty First Century (Viva Books).


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