Ashwini Deshpande : Research


  • The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India, Oxford University  Press,  New  Delhi,  Hardcover,  2011;  Paperback 2017
  • Affirmative Action in India, Oxford India Short Introductions Series, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, March 2013.

Edited Volumes

  • Boundaries of Clan and Color:  Cross-national comparisons of intergroup inequality (edited with William Darity Jr.), Routledge, London, 2003.
  • Globalisation and Development: A Handbook of New Perspectives, Oxford University Press,  New  Delhi,  Hardcover  2008;  Paperback 2010.
  • Capital without Borders: Challenges to Development, Anthem Press, London, Hardcover 2010;  Paperback  2012.
  • Global Economic Crisis and the Developing World (edited with Keith Nurse), Routledge, London,  2012.

Journal Papers


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Book Chapters

  • “Stigma or Red Tape? Roadblocks in the use of Affirmative Action”, in Zoya Hassan, Aziz Huq, Martha C. Nussbaum (editors), The Empire of Disgust: Prejudice, Discrimination and Policy in India and the US, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, forthcoming 2018. (Working paper version: Centre for Development Economics, Working Paper No. 280, October 2017)
  • “Foreign Direct Investment and Intergroup disparities in India”, in Ashok Kotwal, Moshe Hirsh and Bharat Ramaswami (editors), The Right to Development: Making it Work in India, University of British Columbia Press, forthcoming  2018
  • “Caste Discrimination in Contemporary India”, in Kaushik Basu and Joseph E. Stiglitz (editors) Inequality and Growth: Patterns and Policy, Regions and Regularities, Vol 2, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2016, pp.  248-273.
  • “From Formal to Substantive Equality”, in Surinder Jodhka and Divya Vaid (editors) Seminar Symposium on “Exclusion, Discrimination and Disparity”, August 2015, No. 672.
  • “Deprivation, Caste inequality and the Maoist Conflict in India”, in N.Jayaram (editor), For Satish Saberwal: Essays in Historical and Comparative Studies, Orient Blackswan, 2015.
  • “Caste, Class, and Gender: Dynamism or Stasis” in Ashima Goyal (editor), Handbook of the Dynamic Indian Economy, Oxford India Handbook Series, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014, pp. 352-373.
  • “Social Justice Through Affirmative Action in India: An Assessment”, in Jeannette Wicks-Lim and Robert Pollin (editors), Capitalism on Trial: Explorations in the Tradition of Thomas Weisskopf, Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc. (Northampton, MA), 2013.
  • “Growth, reforms and inequality: comparing India and China”, (with Lopamudra Banerjee, Yan Ming, Sanjay Ruparelia, Vamsicharan Vakulabharanam, Wei Zhong), in Amiya Bagchi and Anthony D’Costa (editors), Transformation and Development: The Political Economy of Transition in India and China, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.\
  • “Do markets discriminate? Some insights from economic theories”, in Sukhadeo Thorat, Aryama, Prashant Negi (editors), Reservations and the private sector: Quest for equal opportunity and growth, Rawat Publications, Delhi, 2005, pp.    59-65.
  • “Decomposing Inequality: Significance of caste”, in Bibek Debroy and D. Shyam Babu (editors), The Dalit Question: Reforms and Social Justice, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Globus Books, New Delhi, 2004, pp. 33 to 52 (Chapter 3).
  • “Graded Inequalities: An assessment of affirmative action in India”, in Elaine Dubourdieu (editor), Affirmative Action Policies: a trans-national analysis, Ashgate, 2006.
  • “Gender Discrimination at the Workplace: India, China, Bangladesh”, in Bill Kosanovich (editor), Improving labour market opportunities and security for workers in developing countries, ILAB Symposium Papers, Bureau of International Labour Affairs, Washing- ton DC, 2003, pp.  223-267.
  • “Casting off servitude: assessing caste and gender disparity in India”, in Kathleen Blee and France Winddance Twine (editors), Feminism and Antiracism: International Struggles for Justice, New York University Press, New York and London, 2001, pp. 328-348.