Bridging The Gap: Essays on Inclusive Development and by Latha Pillai, Babu Remesh

By Latha Pillai, Babu Remesh

This publication is a set of essays that are equipped round wide topics- inclusion of the excluded and schooling for the marginalized. The essays supply an exposition to the diversity of inequalities and demanding situations in several fields of social engagement, and open up attainable methods of addressing those matters. The participants talk about inclusiveness and marginalization within the modern social contexts, their diversified dimensions, and interlinkages with a number of assets of social inequalities together with caste-, class-, and gender-related elements.

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How could there be one set of rules for the rich and powerful and another for the weak and the marginalized? Would not all be equal before the law? Would not law prevail rather than position? How could there persist negative interference of any kind from any quarter? With enhanced respect for law, would there be not be greater compliance with, and respect for, rules and regulations? Would not such development bring about the following changes: • • • • • • Enhance the feeling of security Bring people closer to police Strengthen intelligence Prevent crimes Improve detection of crimes to a greater extent Usher in truthful policing Would we not call this the Gandhian model?

Often, instead of focusing on our acquired identities, we put more emphasis on the identities we are born with. By Nandita Das : 43 B r i d g in g t h e G a p The inherent multiplicity of identities in the modern world is a challenge not only at a personal or societal level, but also at a political one. The US presidential campaign saw Barack Hussein Obama underplaying his race, his middle name, and the color of his skin. It seemed like he wanted to distance himself from those identities that the society wanted to define him by.

We put them in a vocational training program to economically rehabilitate them and it did wonders! They are no more Sansi criminals now. This is true preventive policing. These are all great practices, which are disappearing as we do not document and institutionalize these prototypes. We need to revive, regenerate, and reenergize these models. , written by the author, with due permission. : Kiran Bedi Identity and the Notion of the “Other” I am a woman, an Indian, a Hindu, half Gujarati and half Oriya, humanist, a lover of music, postgraduate in social work, actor, director, born in Bombay, and grew up in Delhi … I could go on with my many different identities.

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