Mr Prashant Negi
Dr. K.R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
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Prashant Negi is a sociologist whose areas of specialization are theoretical approaches to social exclusion, development theory, challenges of transformation and change, and topical issues pertaining to Tribals/Dalits, marginality, and deprivation. He is particularly interested in the psychology of discrimination and exclusion and the pedagogy of oppression. He has been educated at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He has been an Editor and Associate Fellow at the Indian Institute for Dalit Studies, New Delhi and has also taught under-graduate courses at Shimla. He is presently the Editor, Indian Journal of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy and Consulting Editor and Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute for Dalit Studies. Some of his recent publications include Dalits in India (with Sukhadeo Thorat, Sage: forthcoming 2008) and Reservation in the Private Sector – Quest for Equal Opportunity and Growth (co-edited with Sukhadeo Thorat and Aryama, Rawat Publications, 2005). He has also translated Meri Katha – Dalit Yatna and Sangarsh by Martin Macwan into English as My Story – Dalit Atrocities, Struggles and Future (translated and edited, Rawat Publications: forthcoming 2008).
He has published extensively on affirmative action, atrocities and civil rights violations besides working on government policy towards the marginalized.
Some of his recent and forthcoming articles include The Arrow and the Olive Branch – Conceptualizing Social Exclusion in Tibet (World Focus, Volume XXIX, No. 4, April 2008), Caste Discrimination and Exclusion – Food Security Programmes in India (Global Network of Government Innovators, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University, USA: forthcoming September 2008), The Resurgent Specter – Critical Issues in OBC Reservation (in Sukhadeo Thorat and Narender Kumar (ed.) In Search for Inclusive Policies – Addressing Graded Inequality, Rawat Publications, forthcoming 2008), and Exclusion and Discrimination – Civil Right Violations and Atrocities in Maharashtra (with Sukhadeo Thorat in the Social Justice Report Maharashtra, Government of Maharashtra and UNDP, India).