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Prof. Sukhadeo Thorat (Maharasthra) (born ) is an Indianmarker economist and chairman of the University Grants Commission.

Biography

Sukhadeo Thorat was born in village Mahimapur, Amravati districtmarker, Maharashtramarker, India. He did B.A from Milind College of Arts, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), M.A. in Economics from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, M.Phil/Ph.D in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Diploma in Economic Planning, Main School of Planning Warsaw, Poland. The University of Kalyani and Avinashilingam Universityhonoured him by conferring D.Litt on 26.04.2007 and 01.09.2007 respectively.

International Trips

From February 1989 to 1991, Prof Thorat was visiting faculty at Iowa State Universitymarker, USA and Consultant with International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC. During all these years of his teaching and research, he has some 13 books and more than 70 Research papers published in esteemed national and International journals. He has worked on more than 25 Research Projects. He has presented around 50 papers in several national and international seminars and conferences. Prof. Thorat has been visited USA, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Italy, China, Iran, Nepal, Finland, South Africa, Japan, Ethiopia, Thailand, Philippines, France & Northern Ireland so far.

Memberships

Prof Thorat has been Member of several bodies like CAPART, Social justice Division of Planning Commission, Academic Council of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Central University, Centre of Buddhist Studies, Himachal Pradesh University and in the governing bodies of many more Institutions.

Awards

  • Padma Shri (2008)
  • Dr Ambedkar Chetna Award by Manwatawadi Rachana Manch Jallunder,
Punjab

Academic Positions

  • Chairman, UGC since February, 2006.
  • Faculty Member, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi w.e.f. 1980 onwards.
  • Visiting Faculty at Department of Economics, Iowa State University, AMES, USA during 1989-1991.
  • Director, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi w.e.f. January, 2003 to February, 2006.
  • Lecturer, Vasantrao Naik College, Aurangabad during 1973-80.
  • Research Associate of International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, U.S.A. since 1992.


Publications

Books

  • Technological Change and Regional Differentiation: An Analysis of Dry Land Agriculture in Maharashtra. Khama, Delhi 1993
  • Linkages between Government Spending, Growth, and Poverty in Rural India, (With Shenggen Fan, Peter Hazell), Research Report 110, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C., 1999
  • Slum in Metropolies-Living Environment, (with Prof. Sudesh Nangia), June 2000, Shipra Publication, Delhi.
  • Rural Development-Problem and Prospect, (edited) March, 2001, Pravara Rural Development Association
  • Small Hands- Child Labor in South Asia (with? Kristoffel Lieten & Ravi Srivastava) Manohar, Delhi (2003)
  • Development of Rural Infrastructure in India (with Simita Sirohi) Academic Delhi (2004)
  • Industrialization, Economic Reforms and Regional Development: Essays in Honour of Prof Ashok K. Mathur (edited) with Jaya Prakash Pradhan & Vinoj Abraham, Shipra Publication (2004),
  • Caste, Race, and Discrimination-Discourse in International context (edited) (with Umakant), Rawat Publication, Jaipur (2004)
  • Reservation and Private Sector: Quest for Equal Opportunity and Growth (Edited) with Aryama and Prasant Negi. (2005), Rawat Publication.
  • Untouchability in Rural India ? Sage, 2006 (with G. Shah, Harsh Mander, Satish Deshpande & Amrita).
  • A Reader in Dalit Studies (Edited) (with John Webster), (Forthcoming) Rawat Publication.
  • Dalit human development report 2006 (with Rawat), Forthcoming.
  • Dalits in India ? Social and Economic Profile (forthcoming) Sage.
  • Ambedkar's Role in Economic Planning and Water Policy, August 1998 Shipra Publication, Delhi
  • Ambedkar in Retrospect ? Essays in Economics, Society, and politics (Edited) with Aryama & Negi ? Rawat Publication. Forthcoming
  • Ambedkar on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (with Narender), forthcoming.


Papers Published

On general Economics-Agricultural Development, Rural Poverty and other themes

  • Irrigation, New Agricultural Technology, and Regional Differentiation: Development Experiences of Scarcity Region, in Problems and Prospects of Rural Development in Maharshtra, by V.M. Dandekar, S.D. Gokhale & Ram Takwalke(ed.), Shirvida Prakashan, Pune. 1992
  • Peter Hazell and Shenggen Fan: Impact of Public Expenditure on Poverty in Rural India, Economic and Political Weekly, September 30-October 6, 2000.
  • With Peter Hazell and Shenggen Fan: Government Spending, Growth and Poverty in Rural India, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 82(4) AAES (USA) 1038-1051, November 2000
  • Some theoretical Considerations in Reforms of Rural Institutions in Agricultural Development in India, Edited, S.G. Bhanushali, and A.G. Pujari, Department of Economic, Siwaji University, Kolhapur 1998
  • Land holding, Tenancy and Emerging Issues for Land Reform in India in "Agricultural Development Perspective for Ninth Five Year Plan" by Bupat Desai (ed.), Oxford and IBH Delhi, 1996.
  • Farm Size and Capital Structure- Evidence from Drought Prone Agriculture of Maharashtra, in Productivity, Vol. 35 (2), National Productivity Council, Delhi. July - Sept. 1994
  • Land Ownership Structure and Non-Farm Employment of Rural Households in India in Indian Journal of Labor Economics, Special Issue, December 1993.
  • Regional Dimensions of Rural Credits in India in The Indian Geographical Journal, 66 (2), December 1992.
  • Theories of Agricultural Development: Trends and Perspective, Economic Paper No: 211, Research Institute for Developing Countries, Warsaw, Poland. 1990
  • Land Holding, Agricultural Growth and Rural Poverty in India, (with Peter Hazell & Shenggen Fan) in Peter Hazell and G.S. Bhalla, (editor), "Agricultural Growth and Poverty Linkages in India", International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C., (Forth coming).
  • Population pressure, Land holding Structure and Land Use Pattern: An Analysis of Interlinkages, in "Population pressure and environmental impact in Himalayan Region" (edited) by Abrol. 1999
  • Child Labour in Rural India: Magnitude and Determinants (with Nidi Sadana) in Small Hands ? Child Labor in South Asia (with ? Kristoffel Lieten & Ravi Srivastava) Manohar, Delhi (2003)
  • Pattern of Urbanization and Strategy for Urban Development in India (with A.Kundu) in National Commission on Urbanization, Research Study Report, Vol. V, Government of India, August 1989.
  • With Shenggen Fan and Ashok Gulati, IFPRI: Investment, Subsidies and Pro-Poor Growth in Rural India, Discussion Paper 00716, September 2007


Paper On problems of Dalits, Tribals and Economic of Caste and Babasaheb Ambedkar

  • With Joel Lee: Caste Discrimination and Food Security Program, Economic and Political Weekly, October 2005
  • Caste System and Economic Discrimination: Lesson from theories in Reservation in Private Sector: Quest for Equal Opportunity, Rawat Publication ? 2005
  • Reservation and Efficiency: Myth and Reality: Economic and Political Weekly, July 2005
  • Remedies Against Market Discrimination: International Experiences Reservation in Private Sector: Quest for Equal Opportunity, Rawat Publication ? 2005
  • Schemes of Remedies against Market Discrimination including Reservation in Private Sector, Reservation in Private Sector: Quest for Equal Opportunity, Rawat Publication ? 2005
  • 'Globalization and the Dalits', Sukhadeo Thorat and Martin Macwan, in Reservation in Privates Sector: Quest for Equal Opportunity, Rawat Publication ? 2004
  • Economic Status of Scheduled Castes Under Five Year Plans, Ambedkar Journal of Social Development and Justice, Vol. V, (1978).
  • Isolation and Deprivations: Economic Situation of Tribals in India, in Development Issue in India, Edited, Dr. Solanki, 2000, Department of Economics, Dr. Babashaheeb Marathwa University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. (1978).
  • Nomadic Tribes of Maharashtra: An Analysis of their Economic Conditions in "Denofied Tribe, October (1978).
  • Passage to Adulthood: Perception From Below (with comment by Prof. Satish Sabarwal), in Identity and Adulthood by Sudhir Kakkar (ed.), Oxford, Delhi, (1979).
  • New Economic Policy and Its Impact on Employment and Poverty of Scheduled Castes in India, Occasional Paper (DSA) Dept. of Sociology, University of Pune, June 1997 and in "Globalization ? Impact on Dalits", Alternative Vikalp, Vol.V. No.5, (1996).
  • Policy and Economic Change: Emerging Situation of Scheduled Castes in "Fourth World: Ideological Perspective and Developmental Prognoses" by R.K. Nayak, (Edit) Manohar Publication, New Delhi, (1996).
  • Ambedkar's Thoughts on Economic Development and Planning, in "Fourth World: Ideological Perspective and Developmental Prognoses" by R.K. Nayak, (Edit) Manohar Publication, New Delhi, (1996)
  • New Economic Policy and Dalits: Dalit International, News letter Waterford, (U.S.A.) Oct. (1997)
  • Ambedkar and the Economic of Hindu Social order: Understanding its Orthodoxy and Legacy, Walter Fernandes "The Emerging Dalit Identify", Indian Social Institute, (1997)
  • Ambedkar's Views on Economic Development Planning and Role of the State, (Dr. Ambedkar's Memorial Lecture), Dr. Ambedkar Center for Economic Studies, University of Madras, Chennai, March, (1999)
  • Poverty; Caste and Child Labour: Plight of Scheduled caste and Tribal children's in Child Labour in India Edited. Klues Voll,..F.E.S Foundation, Delhi, (1999)
  • Social Security in Unorganized Sector, "How Secure are the Scheduled Caste? Special Issue", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, September, (1999)
  • Dalits After India's Independence ? Where do they stand?, International, News letter Waterford, (U.S.A.) October (1999)
  • "Caste and Labour Market Discrimination" (With R.S. Deshpande) Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Conference Issue, November, (1999)
  • Ambedkar and Nation Building: Reflection on Selected Themes in Anand Kumar (Edited) "Nation Building in India", Radiant, December (1999)
  • Dr. Babashaheeb Ambedkar ? Film as a Lost Opportunity Economic and Political Weekly, April 1 ? 14, (2000)
  • Caste System and Economic Inequality ? Theory and Evidence (With R.S. Deshpande) in Ghanshyam Saha, (Edited) "Dalit Identity and Politics", Sage Publication, New Delhi.(2001)
  • Economic Status of Social Groups in Maharashtra Emerging Issues, in Sukhadeo Thorat (edited) "Rural Development Problem and Prospect", Pravara Rural Development Association, Loni, Maharashtra, p.317., (2001)
  • Oppression and Denial ? Dalit Discrimination in 1990's EPW, February (2002)
  • Hindu Social System and Human Rights of Dalits: Theoretical Perspective and Empirical Evidence, in "Human Rights of Dalits" (Edited) by Prof. Wagmare. (2003)
  • Caste and Labour Market Discrimination ? Reflection on Theory and facts in Special Issue on Schedule caste Arth Vijyan, October (2003)
  • On Reservation policy for private sector, EPW, June 19 ? 25th (2004)
  • Remedies Against Economic Discrimination ? International Experience of Reservation Policy in Private Sector in Bibek Debroy and Shyam Babu "The Dalit Question ? Reforms and Social Justice, Globus Delhi (2004)
  • Situation of Dalits since Independence ? Some Reflections in Bibek Debroy and Shyam Babu "The Dalit Question ? Reforms and Social Justice, Globus Delhi (2004)
  • "Strategy of Disincentive and Targeting for Population Control ? Implication on Dalits and Tribals", in Ambedkar journal of Social Sciences and Social Justice MHOW, (2004)
  • "Caste, Race and United Nation's Perspective on Discrimination ? Coping with Challenges from Asia and Africa", in Sukhadeo Thorat and Umakant, "Caste, Race and Discrimination ? Discourses in International context", Rawat Jaipur, (2004)
  • Including the Excluded ? Why and How ? in empower.poor.org Tata Crescent Delhi Volume 1 Issue 2 May (2004)
  • Rural Non farm Employment and Occupational Diversification of Schedule caste, schedule tribe and other ? comparative study, in Rohini Nayyar and A.K. Sharma, Manohar (forthcoming)
  • Contesting Views on Panchayat Raj ? Ambedkar in the context of 73rd Amendment Act. (with Narender Kumar), in Sukhadeo Thorat (edited) "Ambedkar in Retrospect ? Reflections on Contribution". (Forth Coming) New Delhi, India.
  • Ambedkar and Dalit Question - Perspective on Restructuring Indian Society, in a book edited by Gupta (forthcoming), Hindu College, University of Delhi.
  • 'Including the Excluded ? Why and How', Sukhadeo Thorat in empower.poor.org, Tata Crescent, Delhi, Volume I, Issue II, May 2004.
  • 'Is Reservation in the Private Sector Warranted?' Sukhadeo Thorat, The Economic Times, New Delhi, September 7, 2005.
  • 'Job Reservation in the Private Sector', Sukhadeo Thorat, The Economic Times, New Delhi, March 26, 2005.
  • 'Affirmative Action Needs Refocus', Sukhadeo Thorat, The Economic Times, New Delhi, June 15, 2005.
  • 'The Varna of Efficiency', Sukhadeo Thorat, The Economic Times, New Delhi, October 30, 2004.
  • 'Economic Exclusion and Inclusive Policy' ? volume VI issue 4 & 5, the Little Magazine.
  • 'Paying of Social Debt' ? Economic & Political Weekly, June 17, 2006
  • 'Inclusiveness in Higher Education' ? Hindu, December 7, 2006.
  • 'Understanding Caste' ? Times of India, December 27, 2006.


Others

  • Enforcing Ideology through Power and Violence ? Experience of Caste Discrimination of Dalits", Conference on "Challenging Caste: Ideologies, Violence, Creativity" Wisconsin University, Madison, October 10, 2002.
  • "Growing as an Untouchable ? Social Psychological of Contesting Victim Hood ? Rumbling Personal Reminiscences", Conference on "Caste and Discourses of the Mind", Organized by BAPU Trust, Pune in collaboration with Centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences in Medicine, University College, London, Pun 14 ? 15 December 2002
  • "Caste, Exclusion/Discrimination and Deprivation: The Situation of Dalits in India, Concept Paper for DFID, Delhi. May 2003
  • "Educational Situation of Dalit and Adivasi, Key note address in a conference on educational problem of Marginalised groups, Bombay University, March 2004
  • "Caste, Ethnicity, and Religion: An Overview of Exclusion/Discrimination and Deprivation" Concept Paper for DFID, Delhi. May 2003
  • "Persistence of Poverty: Why Do Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Stay Chronically Poor? (Paper presented in Seminar on Chronic poverty in India, IIPA, Delhi and DFID, London, Centre for Studies on Chronic Poverty 2004.
  • Caste Discriminations and Government Food Security Programme, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies Delhi 2004
  • Human Poverty, Social Exclusion and Marginalized Groups, Working Paper, UNDP. 2005
  • Affirmative Action Policy in India ? Dimension and issues, paper presented in conference on "Inequality and Inclusive Development" Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 2005
  • Caste and Poverty, Concept consequences and measurement paper presented in seminar on "Marginalization and Dalits by Development Alternative, Delhi ? 25 October 2005
  • Children, Exclusion and Inequality, Paper Presented in Workshop on "Mid Term Review of Program on Children", Organized by UNICEF, Delhi ? 9 November 2005
  • Higher Education in India ? Emerging Issues Related to Access, Inclusiveness and Quality (Nehru Memorial Lecture delivered at University of Mumbai)


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