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Countering Naxalism with Development

Countering Naxalism with Development
Challenges of Social Justice and State Security

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Santosh Mehrotra - Professor of Economics, Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

September 2015 | 212 pages | SAGE India

This book, for the first time, presents an authentic assessment and presentation of the human development and security challenges faced by districts of the country that have a high concentration of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. 

Countering Naxalism with Development: Challenges of Social Justice and State Security is a compilation of background papers by a group of profoundly knowledgeable and experienced persons commonly known as the Expert Group. The various chapters of the book discuss how the law and order issues of the situation are inextricably intertwined with the development problems faced by the marginalised social groups of some 200 districts in the country affected by Naxalism.


D Bandyopadhyay
Santosh Mehrotra
Human Development in India’s Tribal Areas: Peace to Secure Development – or the Other Way Round?
Recommendations of the Expert Group on “Development Challenges in Extremist-affected Areas”
Prakash Singh and Ajit K Doval
Development to Deal with Causes of Discontent, Unrest and Extremism
K B Saxena
The Naxalite Movement and State Policy
K B Saxena
Access of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to Common Property Resources
B D Sharma
The State and the Scheduled Tribes: Past, Present and Future
B D Sharma
Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act: Realising Its Potential
S R Sankaran
The Factors Underlying Tribal Unrest
Sukhadeo Thorat and Sandeep Sharma
Indian Extremism: A Case of Chronic Poverty, Denial of Equal Opportunity, and Violence among the Socially Disadvantaged Groups

This book of essays begins with the claim by its editor Santosh Mehrotra in his opening essay that it is about human development and the root causes of challenge of Maoist violence in the tribal areas of nine states of India... he provides an overview of the development challenges in the areas and summarises the specific actions that he considers necessary to resolve the violence and enable human development to occur.

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