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Anthropology and Development in a Globalized India

An Ethnography of Sericulture from the South

Author(s): Eswarappa Kasi

Book Description

The book tries to portray sericulture, as a crop enterprise, and which is emerged as one of the foremost view in the theoretical and methodological understanding in the disciplines of Sociology and Social Anthropology in India. Thus, anthropological analysis of sericulture and its emergence in the development literature gives us an idea of the activity leads to further theoretical and critical studies. Anthropological understanding of the sericulture and its development, thus, is explained thoroughly as studied by the scholars of the different disciplines in across the states of India. Sericulture is best suited to a country like India where manpower and land resources are in surplus. It generates direct and indirect employment in various ways. More and more farmers in India have taken up sericulture activity and which was once confined to only five States, has spread to almost all the States of India. Sericulture also creates gainful employment to women and aged people at homes with minimum risk. Thus, the analysis clearly establishes the importance of sericulture over other crops in the generation of fresh employment opportunities in rural areas. Further, as a predominant sector of rural development, stability is the vital need of sericulture enterprise.

In the book, an attempt is made to understand the anthropological/sociological view of development. The book is interdisciplinary in nature and will be useful to scholars and students of Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Social Work, Rural Development, Gender Studies and Development Studies.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1345-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1345-1
Date of Publication: 01/11/2009
Pages / Size: 110 / A5
Price: £34.99


Dr. Eswarappa Kasi was ICSSR Doctoral Fellow (2003-2005) and currently Guest Faculty in the Department of Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India. He is a Life Member of a number of professional bodies. His interests include Anthropology of Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management, Tribal and Marginal Communities and their Development. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He is a guest- editor of a Special Issue of Man in India on 'Issues and Perspectives in Anthropology Today' jointly with R. Siva Prasad. He is also co-editor of Theory and Practice of Ethnography: Reading from the Periphery jointly with Ramesh C. Malik (Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2009). He is also the editor of Rethinking Development Discourse in the 21st Century India (Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2009).