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India's Rights Revolution: Has It Worked for the Poor?

S.K. Das


During the last six years, India has given its citizens four important economic and social rights. With this, India has established one of the world’s most forward-looking structure of rights, and has put economic and social rights at the core of its developmental strategies. This rights-based approach adds moral legitimacy and social justice to the objectives of development by shifting the priority to the most deprived and excluded population and especially, by addressing the multiple deprivations they suffer from. It is India’s poor who are expected to benefit the most from the fulfillment o ... More

Keywords: Rights-based framework, economic rights, social rights, right to information, right to employment, forest rights, right to education, adequate resources, institutional infrastructure, political instrumentalities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198081661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S.K. Das, author