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Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihoods and Health: 2016

Acharya, Sanghamitra Shee
Punia, Milap
Sen, Sucharita
Reddy, Sunita

978 81 322 3581 1
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Publication date:
8 December 2016

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This book analyses how developmental projects in a globalizing Delhi have brought about neglect, exclusion and alienation of certain sections of population, while benefiting others. It discusses the physical, economic and social displacement of people in the city in recent times, which has deprived them of their lands, livelihoods and access to health care. In Delhi and the National Capital Region, beyond the obvious and apparent image of wide roads, flyovers, the metro rail network, high-rises and glittering malls, globalization has brought about skewed and uneven development. A growing middle class and a significant group of an extremely rich section of population steer the ways in which development strategies are planned and implemented. Furthermore, with government control reducing as is inevitable and consistent with a neoliberal policy framework, private players have entered not only the consumer goods sector, but also basic goods and services such as agriculture, health and education. This book explores the effects of such processes, with a specific focus on equity, on the marginalized sections of population in a globalizing megacity. It addresses the themes of land, livelihoods and health as overarching, drawing upon their interlinkages. It traces the changes in the growth of the city in context of these themes and draws inferences from their interconnectedness to examine the current situation of development in Delhi.

Table of contents: 

Chapter 1. Introduction: Land, Livelihoods and Health: Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi.- Part I: Land and Changing Landscape.- Chapter 2. ELand-use Dynamics of Peri-Urban Areas of Metropolitan Cities With Special focus on Delhi.- Chapter 3. Urban Form and Regional Development of National Capital Region.- Chapter 4. Marginalization and Socio-Ecological Transformation in New Urban Peripheries: A Case Study of Gurgaon.- Chapter 5. Ecosystem Services in NCT Delhi.- Chapter 6. Examining Equity in Spatial Distribution of Recreational and Social Infrastructure in Delhi.- Chapter 7. Land Acquisition Policy and Praxis: the Case of Peri-Urban Delhi.- Part II: Livelihoods and Vulnerability.- Chapter 8. Neo-Liberal Urbanization, Work Participation and Women: Comparing the Urban and Peri-Urban Contexts of Delhi with Mumbai and Kolkata.- Chapter 9. Embedded or librated? An exploration into the social milieu of Delhi.- Chapter 10. Gender Violence in Delhi: Perceptions and Experience.- Chapter 11. Migrant Women Workers in Construction and Domestic work: Issues and Challenges.- Chapter 12. Revealing Vulnerabilities of People and Places of Delhi.- Chapter 13. Vulnerabilities of Relocated Women: A Case of Resettlement Colony of Bawana, Delhi.- Chapter 14. Social Vulnerability Mapping for Delhi.- Part III: Health and Public Amenities.- Chapter 15. Disrupted Megacities and Disparities in Health Care.- Chapter 16. Changing Health Care Dynamics: Corporatization and Medical Tourism in Mega cities.- Chapter 17. Heath Care Providers in Delhi Metropolitan Cities.- Chapter 18. Access to Maternal and Child Health Care: Understanding Discrimination in Selected Slum in Delhi.- Chapter 19. Life on Streets: Health and Living Conditions of Children in Delhi.- Chapter 20. Socio-Economic Disparities among Youth in Delhi: Issues and Challenges.- Chapter 21. Condition of the aged in National Capital Territory of Delhi.- Chapter 22. Water and Sanitation and Public Health Issues in Delhi.- Chapter 23. Solid Waste Management and Health of Workers.- Chapter 24. Living in Blight in the Globalized Metro: A Study on Housing and Housing Conditions in Slums of Delhi.


Sanghmitra S. Acharya is a Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences JNU and is currently deputed as Director to Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi. She has been a Visiting Fellow at CASS, China, Ball State University, USA and UPPI, Manila, East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii and University of Botswana. She was awarded Asian Scholarship Foundation fellowship in 2005. She has delivered lectures, chaired sessions and contributed in national and international conferences in various Institutions within the country and abroad. Her research includes health and discrimination; vulnerability among youth; gender in urban spaces; and caste gender intersectionality. She has published in national and international journal and has three books to her credit. Sucharita Sen is a Professor in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She was a Nehru-Fulbright Fellow in 2009-10 and was associated with Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA during this period. She is an economic geographer and has published in areas of land resources, its acquisition and effect of dispossession on rural livelihoods, rural employment, the impact of watershed development programmes as a means for sustaining rural livelihoods. She is currently working on one major project other than the 'Gender Atlas' funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), which is the Inter University Consortium on Cryosphere and Climate Change (IUCCCC) project of 'Himalayan Cryosphere: Science and Society', also funded by the DST. She also regularly contributes to the geography curriculum in school (Central Board of Higher Secondary Education) through her association with the National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi. div> Milap Punia is professor of geography in the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He did his Post Doctoral research work on urban studies from School of Forestry and Environment Studies, Yale University, USA. Served as scientist in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Division, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing-ISRO, Dehradun from 2002 to 2006, and adjunct faculty of Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (Affiliated to the UN). His areas of research include urban studies, spatial data analysis for urban planning and regional development; sustainability, land use change, disaster management, spatial aspects of governance and to bridge research gap between social sciences and remote sensing discipline. He is involved in various research projects of international (Subaltern Urbanization-ANR, remapping of global South-DAAD and of national repute (Snow Spectral Properties and Regional Climate -Hyperspectral Mapping, Geovisualisation of Landscape-DST-GOI) and Spatial aspects of Governance for Decentralised Local Bodies-Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR). Sunita Reddy is an Associate Professor at the Center of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She is an anthropologist, specialized in medical anthropology. She has researched on various issues of women and child health; breast- feeding practices, tribal women's health, childbirth and child rearing practices among the tribes. She has researched on disaster issues from social science perspectives and published a book 'Clash of Waves: Post tsunami Relief and Rehabilitation in Andaman and Nicobar Islands' (2013) Indos publishers, New Delhi. This book is a based longitudinal study using anthropological research techniques. Her current area of research is 'Medical Tourism and Reproductive Tourism', 'Surrogacy' issues. She has published articles in peer reviewed journals, contributed papers for edited volumes and disseminated her research work in various universities abroad. She is a founder member of 'Anthropos India Foundation' a trust which promotes visual and action anthropology and has a dynamic website . She is also an honorary president of an organization called 'SATAT' which works for empowering women and children.




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