This book is suffused with intellectual contributions made by scholars and university teachers on varied themes relating to socio- economic, political, cultural and linguistic issues facing the marginalized groups including dalits, women, tribals and other underprivileged sections of Indian society. It theorizes how the majority people have been oppressed, marginalized and even othered by the dominant upper caste few for centuries; it also examines how the underprivileged have been systematically deprived of their equal rights to the legitimate enjoyment of natural resources available in India.
The volume focuses on the holistic issues of caste rigidity/discrimination, religious prejudice and the vertical structure of the existing society highly inflated with institutionalized unequal human relations camouflaged as an ideal Hindu society within the Indian Nation. The book opens an interesting debate on the minority rights and multiculturalism. Drawing on the dalit space in media which has been used to the extent for the political interest of the hegemonic class, one of the papers castigates the biased nature of the upper castes towards the dalit cause. The politics of media and the way it is reflecting on the oppressed and also other important social dimensions have been thrashed out at length in the book.