This book examines the multi-layered aspects and the complexities of inclusive development in South Asia based on recent data and using innovative methodology.

The book offers an analysis of the existing ground realities in terms of economic and inclusive development, presenting relevant discussion and findings. It discusses lower castes, tribes, religious/ethnic minorities, and other socially vulnerable people, as well as gender, rural–urban, and educational disparities in South Asia, and highlights that all these issues are interrelated. Structured in two parts—Spatial Dimensions, Labour, and Migration, and Social Dimensions and Beyond Inclusion—the chapters present emerging new concepts related to socio-economic and inclusive development and use effective and valid methods and methodology covering the ground realities-based information and secondary data-based analysis. Evaluating the extent to which inclusive development has been realised in South Asia, the contributors explore a new approach towards the concept of ‘inclusiveness’ by drawing on the experiences of the diverse societies in South Asia.

An immensely useful contribution to the analysis of different economic and social issues in different countries in South Asia, focusing on inclusivity, this book will be of interest to researchers working on South Asian Politics and Development Economics.

chapter |13 pages


‘Inclusive Development’ in South Asia
ByToshie Awaya, Kazuo Tomozawa

part 1|167 pages

Spatial Dimensions, Labour, and Migration

chapter 1|20 pages

Three Spatial Layers of the Indian Economy

Regional Disparities, Industrial Locations, and Labour Market
ByKazuo Tomozawa

chapter 2|26 pages

Regional Diversity of Work Opportunities and New Economic Space in India

ByKentaro Kuwatsuka

chapter 3|25 pages

The Burgeoning Small Towns of India

Lessons for Inclusive Development
ByEric Denis

chapter 4|23 pages

Education System and Economic Development in Rural Bangladesh

A Comparative Study Between Remote and Suburban Rural Villages
ByTatsuya Kusakabe

chapter 5|30 pages

Mobility Between Formal and Informal Sectors and Inclusiveness

A Study of Ahmedabad
ByJunko Kiso

chapter 6|19 pages

Indian Migration and Labour Markets

ByShuji Uchikawa

chapter 7|22 pages

International Migration from India and the GCM

Inclusion and Exclusion in South Asia?
ByBinod Khadria

part 2|154 pages

Social Dimensions and Beyond Inclusion

chapter 8|30 pages

Higher Education and the Future of Social Inequality in India

BySatish Deshpande

chapter 10|20 pages

Becoming Dalit

Ambedkarite Movements and Inter-caste Marriages in and Around Nagpur
ByTatsushi Nemoto

chapter 11|23 pages

Do ‘Islamic Norms’ Impede Inclusive Development of Women?

A Case Study of Islamic Education for Women in Rural Bangladesh
ByAi Sugie

chapter 12|22 pages

From ‘Failed Development’ to ‘Inclusive Development’?

Views of Ethnic/Caste Minority Women
BySeika Sato

chapter 13|18 pages

Destitution in Old Age

Living Through Asymmetrical Relations
BySae Nakamura

chapter 14|24 pages

Universal Basic Income and Land Rights for Women

An Anti-capitalist Critique
ByNivedita Menon