Discrimination, Challenge and Response This book explores discrimination against Northeast Indians, who have been frequently stereotyped as backwards, anti-national, anti-assimilationist, immoral, and relegated to low paying positions across retail, hospitality, telecommunications and wellness industries. The contributions draw on interviews with individuals who have migrated to other Indian cities and towns to find jobs and escape from native poverty, and provide a critical examination of the intersections between power, privilege and racial hierarchy in India today.
The chapters cover a variety of perspectives including social movements and activism, history, policy, youth studies and gender studies. With a focus on marginalised communities, and the effects and persistence of racial inequality in a South Asian context, this collection will be an important contribution to critical race studies, public policy, human rights discourse, and social work. Provides a critical examination of power, privilege and racial hierarchy and its effects on the marginalised Analyses narratives utilising axial coding variables such as caste, class and religion within the Indian context Critiques current public policies and governance, human rights and welfare services in Indian society. About the Authors Venkat Pulla, Inaugural Fellow, Australian College of Researchers , is Senior Research Fellow (Adjunct), Institute of Land, Water and Society, Charles Sturt University, and Foundation Professor at the Brisbane Institute of Strengths-based Practice, Australia. Rituparna Bhattacharyya is an independent research consultant, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Space and Culture, India. Sanjai Bhatt is Professor of Social Work at the University of Delhi, and President of the National Association of Professional Social Workers in India.