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Encyclopaedia of Backward Castes (In 4 Volumes)

M.L. Mathur (Author)
Synopsis The present work on Backward Castes critically examined and analyzed history of reservation policies and programmes for backward castes from the beginning in different states, recommendations given by various committees and commissions etc. The book also focused on after effects of announcement of Mandal recommendations and development after Mandal Judgement (1992). The following are the highlights of the book. The Volume I discusses reservation concerning the origin and rational behind its history, problems faced by backward castes in getting recognition for the purpose of reservation for a long period before and after independence. The Volume II discusses the recommendations made by various committees and commissions in states and two important commissions set up by government after independence. Volume III examines compulsions under which the National Front Government announced 27 per cent reservation for other backward classes and compiled views of cross sections of people such as lawyers, jurists, journalists and socialscientists etc. Volume IV discusses that the Backward Castes have been striving hard to get reservation benefit in education under Article 15 [4] and in employment under Article 16 [4] of the Constitution of India for which they had to seek interventions in different High Courts and the Supreme Court of India.
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About the author

M.L. Mathur

M.L. Mathur presently holds the post of Senior Research Officer in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, New Delhi. Prior to the present assignment he had served in different capacities in different organizations such as National Commission for Backward Classes, New Delhi, National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, Dehradun and Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College, Jodhpur and National Institute for Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi. He holds the postgraduate and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the Jai Narayan Vyas University of Jodhpur (formerly known as University of Jodhpur, Jodhpur). He has been actively pursuing his research work in the area of Sociology of Education besides his deep involvement for more than two and half decades of research experience in the field of health, education, visually handicapped, other backward classes and Policy Planning in the Welfare sector. Dr. Mathur has contributed number of research papers in the National and International journals of repute. His recent publication also includes a book Encyclopedia of Backward Castes (in four volumes).

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Title Encyclopaedia of Backward Castes (In 4 Volumes)
Author M.L. Mathur
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8178350696
length 246p.; 307p.;269.; 344p., Tables; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.