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Poverty and Development in a Marginal Community

Dear Network Members,Please see the link to my paper and welcome your comments and suggestions. New Paper: http://jas.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/01/12/0021909610388480.abstract?papetoc KasiIndiaSee More
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BOOK REVIEW:DISPLACED BY DEVELOPMENT: CONFRONTING MARGINALIZATION AND GENDER INJUSTICE, LYLA MEHTA, ed., Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.Review by Dr. KASI Eswarappa, Department of Anthropology, University of Hyderabad, IndiaDisplaced by Development: ConfrontingMarginalisation and Gender InjusticeLyla Mehta ed., Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, January2009, 356 pp., 9788178299006, Hardback, £37.50.There has been a flurry of books, papers and research reports on the…See More
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Theory and Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery- New Book

Theory & Practice of Ethnography: Readings from the Periphery Edited by: Eswarappa Kasi and Ramesh C. Malik ( 2009), ISBN 81-316-0306-7, 356 pages, Rs. 950.Theory and Practice of Ethnography is an anthology of research papers contributed by illustrious scholars both from India and abroad.It accentuates theoretical and empirical layout of the Ethnography, language, Literature, Culture, Rethinking History and Social Development. Ethnography is highly entertained in the search of the concept…See More
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Pedda Tippa Samudram, Madanapalle, Chittor District
About Me:
KASI Eswarappa, PhD in Anthropology from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. Member of the board of the Research Committee on Political Sociology (CPS), affiliated to ISA and IPSA 2014-2018.
ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-9743-4574
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, cultural resource management, ethnography, ethnology
Area(s) of Expertise
Anthropology of Natural Resoutrces and Livelihoods, Tribal Livelihoods, Gender and Politics
Most Recent Degree
Current Area of Employment
National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj


Role of Sericulturists in the Development of a Village: An Anthropological Case from Post-Green Revolution South India

Sericulture has become one of the important means of livelihood for the majority of the farmers in South India, especially in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Karnataka, known as the ‘Silk Bowl of India’, occupies the top spot in producing mulberry silk in the country. Andhra Pradesh comes second in mulberry silk production in the country. Both these states have fiercely competed in mulberry silk production, which is a good sign for the sericulturists of these states. It is argued here that the…


Posted on April 20, 2017 at 1:32am

Lift Irrigation Schemes in Andhra Pradesh: Technology as a Boon or a Bane?

Despite efforts by the Indian state to develop and maintain various irrigation strategies, many projects have not achieved the desired results, often due to systemic problems inherent in these initiatives. Meanwhile, the growing scarcity of water in South Asia propels new thinking about remedies. Based on detailed fieldwork, this article, which seems at first completely unrelated to matters of caste discrimination, assesses the sustainability of lift irrigation schemes (LIS) in Andhra…


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Marginal Communities in Drought-prone Regions: The Role of NGOs in Watershed Development in South India

In the last few years a participatory watershed program is being implemented in the state of Andhra Pradesh. At present, the Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project (APRLP) seeks to scale up the ongoing watershed program activities in the state by providing support in the areas of capacity building, livelihood support, and the provision of other schemes and services to the persons and organizations involved. This article is the outcome of the writer’s field work in Andhra Pradesh. Using a…


Posted on April 20, 2017 at 1:26am

Emergence of Subjectivity Formations: Social- Anthropological Discourses from India

The Independence movement- as well as its subsequent debates- is one of the most documented events in India, in which the questions of identity and subjectivity of the country and its people were the pillar of the movement. Those questions are still relevant in contemporary India as the introduction of neo-liberal policies in the 1990s have changed the position of India globally and has altered the working and living conditions…


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Globalization and People at the Margins:Experiences from the Global South

This JDS special issue on ‘Globalization and People at the Margins’ provides an interdisciplinary examination of the effects of globalization on the dispossessed, the marginal, and the excluded sectors of the population. In general, the articles in this issue reveal that the market-oriented development strategies associated with globalization have adversely affected the livelihoods of India’s marginalized people. The issue also reveals how certain civil society organizations in India have…


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At 12:52am on August 21, 2008, ESWARAPPA KASI said…
I am very happy to become a member of SfAA Community. It will give me an excellent path to interact with great scholars of anthropology across the globe.

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