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Edited by Buddhadeb Chaudhuri and Subir Biswas

The western concept of human rights needs critical assessment as there is a growing concern that one should not draw the line just at individual right or political right. There is also a suggestion that human rights be considered in a much broader context and there is a need to consider the socio-cultural traditions of different societies, particularly their pluralistic character. Finally comes the question of development – development in the context of globalization process, the relation of development with environment, the question of growth, growth with justice and equality. Especially in the context of disadvantaged people, the “development” programmes are often responsible for displacement. This has happened in different parts of the world. Naturally any cross-cultural discussion on these issues is very rewarding to formulate the proper development strategy and reduce sufferings of the people. Twenty five papers included in this volume cover different situations, issues and problems from all over the world. It is expected that the findings of these research papers would create interest and awareness among scholars/researchers belonging to anthropology, human rights, sociology, political science and all people who are concerned about welfare and development of human being. Contributor Abhijit Ghosal Arunkumar, A.S. Binita Basu Biswanath Gan Buddhadeb Chaudhuri Clarence J. Dias Dipak K. Midya Homprabha Biswas Jesurathnam Devarapalli Jhilam Rudra De José G. Vargas-Hernandez Laura R. Valladares de la Cruz Milka Castro Lucic Muhammed Shamsuddin Pinak Tarafdar Rajesh Kumar Sharma Samar Kumar Biswas Samik Roy Sanjoy Roy Sarah Rogers Saumitra Basu Somenath Bhattacharjee Subha Ray Subhankar Roy Swapna Bhattacharya (Chakraborti) Swati Chakraborty Tilottam Paudel Victoria Chenaut



1. From Sites of Violent Struggle to Shrines of Learning: The Recovery of Truth and the Recovery of Justice / Clarence J. Dias
2. Unrest, Conflict and the Issue of Human Rights in Nepal / Tilottam Paudel
3. Who Cares for Human Rights when Social Unrest Turns Violent? The Context of Junglemahal / Dipak K. Midya
4. Depletion of Resources and Social Exclusion of the Displaced People / Somenath Bhattacharjee
5. Minimizing Development-Induced Displacement: A Study Among the Santals of Raniganj / Abhijit Ghosal
6. Incessant Induced Suicide / Samar Kumar Biswas
7. Human Rights, Human Security and Sustainable Development / Buddhadeb Chaudhuri
8. The Cerro de San Pedro Case: Grassroots Movements to Stop a Living Town from Disappearing / José G. Vargas-Hernandez
9. Urban Poor: A Vulnerable Issue of Human Rights in Bangladesh / Muhammed Shamsuddin
10. Urbanization and Problems of Slum Dwellers in India: Rights’ Perspective / Sanjoy Roy
11. Does Women Empowerment Ensure Mitigation of Domestic Violence in India? / Jhilam Rudra De
12. Decision Making in Family Planning Practices: A Human Rights Issue / Homprabha Biswas and Subha Ray
13. Plight of the Elderly Females in Old Age Homes of Kolkata: Human Rights Perspective / Saumitra Basu
14. Human Rights and the Bengali Women in Vrindavan / Rajesh Kumar Sharma
15. Land Alienation and Indigenous Rights: The Toto Context / Subhankar Roy and Pinak Tarafdar
16. Right to Education: Status of Tribal Women in India / Swati Chakraborty
17. Right to Education and Empowerment of Tribal Girls: A Case Study of Binapani Ashram of Mouldanga, Sriniketan / Swapna Bhattacharya (Chakraborti)
18. Citizenship and Human Rights: Challenges for the Recognition of Indigenous Rights in Latin American Cities / Milka Castro Lucic
19. Second Class Citizens? Human Rights for Indigenous People in Mexico City / Laura R. Valladares de la Cruz
20. A Profile of Bidi Binder with Special Reference to their Problems and Rights / Samik Roy
21. Poverty and Crisis in Daily Life: A Study on Migrant People / Biswanath Gan and Samar Kumar Biswas
22. Negotiation of Rights in the Process of Urbanization: A Case of Migrant Construction Workers of Chennai City / Arunkumar, A.S. and Jesurathnam Devarapalli
23. Issues of Conflict among Working and Non-Working Mothers in an Urban Set-Up / Binita Basu
24. Legal Horizons: The Legal Hopes and Realities Regarding Mass Migration in America / Sarah Rogers
25. Migration, Legality and Rights: The Case of Undocumented Mexican Youth in the State of Oklahoma (USA) / Victoria Chenaut


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