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The Economics and Politics of Resettlement in India by Madhu Bala, Shobhita Jain

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Introduction

 

1. Professor Shobhita Jain and Dr Madhu Bala, coordinators of the World Bank sponsored project on Involuntary Resettlement and Rehabilitation (IRR) at Indira Gandhi National Open University, organized a national seminar on Urgent Issues in Resettlement and Rehabilitation in February 2003 at the India International Centre, New Delhi. Twenty participants presented their findings in the seminar, and fourteen contributors revised their papers for inclusion in this collection. It may be noted here that the views reflected in this volume are the views of the authors and do not in any way imply that editors necessarily hold the same position.

2. The concept of ‘othering’ refers to the process of focusing on oneself and one's social position ...

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