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An Autonomous Social Science Research Institute Supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Government of Gujarat (GoG)

 

 
PAST PROJECTS
 
Research Projects (Recently Completed)
 
1. Understanding Financial Behaviour of Urban Migrant Workers: The Case of Surat City

Sponsor:
Indian School of Micro-Finance for Women, Ahmedabad
Researchers: Biswaroop Das and Gagan Bihari Sahu

Engaged in marginal occupations and unregulated jobs, a large section of workers in Indian cities come from households that struggle to survive on weak economic and meagre resource bases across its villages and small towns in the countryside. Trying to find a firm grip over a range of unprotected segments and job types, they continue to struggle and negotiate with changing employment scenario and wage conditions in the informal as well as formal sectors of urban labour markets. Informalization of labour and casualization of jobs has been an overwhelming feature of urban economies in south Asian cities since long. And the process appears to have increased in its density as well as intensity particularly since the last two decades. This has enhanced a wide range of social and economic insecurities among workers; unleashed uncertainties associated with their survival and sustenance in job markets, and eroded their capacities to negotiate for better wages and security. In spite of such subjugating forces, city ward movements of workers continue and have indeed been on the rise across specific cities and particular sectors. This is compounded and triggered by diminishing returns from cultivation and allied occupations at many of the rural sites in the country. Induced by such factors and facilitated often by kith-kin-peer networks, these are generally 'male-centric' urban migration where workers compete with each other for jobs while living at sites having miserable living conditions. Social and economic context of workers' locations in such cities and the manner in which they respond and tend to negotiate with such sites and structures over the time, determine their overall financial behaviour in terms of earnings, expenditure, savings, indebtedness and remittances. The present study emerged out of a curiosity to comprehend such financial behaviour of migrant workers located particularly in the 'informal' sectors of the city of Surat which is a hub of industries, firms, enterprises and trade in the western Indian State of Gujarat.

Located in the city of Surat, the study is based on a sample of 170 male migrant respondents coming to the city from the states of Rajasthan, Orissa, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Data for the study have been collected through canvassing of a structured schedule from different pockets within the city.

The findings suggest that (i) migration of workers from rural to urban areas is caused by a complex set of reasons which cannot be located within the binary opposites of 'pull' and 'push' factors; (ii) women left behind in villages continue to remain within the boundaries of patriarchy except in case of nuclear families where through a gradual process of contests and resistance they tend to 're-position' themselves, albeit up to a socially acceptable limit; (iii) tribal groups generally avoid long distance migration and often move in a channelled manner to specific sectors; (iv) movement of people from rural areas flows though specific corridors and is often routed through kith-kin-peer networks consolidating a 'mono-directional' entry pattern; (v) prior to their migration, most have an idea about the sector in which they are likely to be employed; (vi) a pronounced lack of job security effects most of these migrant workers particularly in jobs associated with power looms, embroidery, diamond polishing, dyeing and printing and lower level services; (vii) monthly average income of these workers in Surat does not go beyond Rs. 6379 of which 36 per cent gets consumed in the city; (viii) expenditure behaviour varies across groups with migrants from Rajasthan appearing more thrifty; (viii) Over the time there has been a notable rise in average expenditure among migrants on non-food items; (ix) remittances from these migrants though do not add any robust value to the well-being of their families back in villages, they do act as a 'life-line' to most of them; (x) around 44 per cent of remittance money goes towards consumption while 10 per cent of it goes towards consumption; (xi) most migrants know as to how and under what head(s) money remitted by them is used by households in the villages; (xii) of the anticipated events for which extra money were to be remitted, marriage occupies the most pronounced place followed by medical exigencies; (xiii) migrants in the city remain indebted to a significant extent, for they borrow from several sources; and (xiv) their savings in the city are small with as many as 78 per cent of them not having any bank account.
 
2. Experiences of City Life: Contemporary Surat and the Question of Belongingness.

Sponsor:
ICSSR, New Delhi
Researcher: Sadan Jha

Looking at the changing landscape of the city and its social fabric in the last five decades, the research has explored urban experiences and the narratives of belongingness in Surat. The category of contemporary everyday urban experiences has been rendered as a constellation of narratives of localities, events, public spaces and social relationships particularly highlighting the question of belongingness in the changing milieu of this city. The core question asked was how does politics of belongingness shape the urban life in Surat since 1960s. Surat with deep roots in the multicultural past has been transformed tremendously in these decades. The broader question was how to approach this amorphous and less explored, but a heterogeneous field of urban experiences.

The study has underlined the relevance of engaging with urban experience and has tried to distinguish experience from knowledge. A broad theoretical canvas has been taken to locate current exercise in the discourse on urban experience by mobilizing examples from three key thinkers on the subject: David Harvey, Walter Benjamin and Georg Simmel. Secondly, insights are borrowed from feminist and dalit studies to help acquire a perspective and approach to specificities of experience and to critic the universalist project of science and objectivity. The report has further engaged with the figure of ‘flaneur’ and looked at the contradiction between the representational registers and experiential dynamics in the making of contemporary Surat. The narratives suggest strange trajectory in and through which geographies are connected in the making of an urban experience. Geographies and personal life histories are further expanded to argue that linkages of a non-metropolitan city like Surat as made of aspirations. The landscape of this city, for dalits, is also filled with opportunities, an insatiable desire move ahead and leaves us grappling with the question of where to place belongingness vis-á-vis desires and a yearning for better future. This terrain of belongingness also produces and in turn gets produced in and through the figure of other in a city. The study claims that we come face to face with a complex intermingling of spatial dynamics, forces of modernity and rapid distancing of communities from each other who had shared spatial proximities not in distant past. In the fast changing milieu of Surat this has resulted into a crystallization of the feeling of otherness jarring the possibility of collective belongingness of heterogeneous experiences.

This research was sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research.
 
3. Survey and Documentation of Non Resident Gujaratis’ (NRG) Contribution towards the Development of Surat District (Vatan Seva Project)

Sponsor:
Non-Resident Gujarati Foundation, Gandhinagar
Researcher: Akash Acharya

Non-Resident Gujarati (NRG), a term used for Gujarati Diaspora, is of recent origin which is derived from ‘Non-Resident Indian’ (NRI), a well-known term both in literature and day to day communication. International migration from one country to the other has been happening since long and is on the rise. There is good amount of literature on Indian Diaspora that deals with such communities from various angles like economics of migration, socio-cultural aspects, caste and religious profile, historical roots, Diaspora literature on ‘longing’, gender aspects of migration or independent female migrants, migration from key Indian states like Kerala etc. Of late there has also been focus on “return migration” as many NRIs are coming back for variety of reasons. Earlier, International migration was seen as “brain drain” and terms like human capital flight were in vogue as only the destination countries were seen as beneficiaries. However, there has been a shift in this stance and these days Diaspora is seen more as brain circulation or brain bank as even the source countries are receiving many benefits, for example, remittance. NRI remittances in the last financial year 2012-13 were $75 billion which is the largest quantum of remittance in the world and is larger than FDI and portfolio investments put together. This has given Diaspora a special place in government policy and now Government of India celebrates Pravasi Bhartiya Divas on 9th January every year, a day on which Mahatma Gandhi (also an NRG for 21 years) came back from South Africa.

Gujarat being a coastal state, has a long tradition of overseas trade and Gujarati business houses have existed in Africa since thirteenth century. Gujaratis are known for their business skills since ages and have been migrating abroad during British period to begin with East African countries. Gujarati Diaspora is considered to be quite large in terms of size (more than 6 million), vibrant and they are settled in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc. One of the peculiar characteristic of NRG community is to maintain links with their homeland (vatan) by being culturally rooted in Gujarat even while staying abroad. They have been also involved in relief work at the time of natural calamities like floods, earth quake etc. NRGs have also been active in doing “development” related works by donating in schools, building hospital and other infrastructural facilities in their native villages. Though there are some media stories showcasing such work, there have been no systematic survey and documentation aimed at measuring NRG contribution to their native villages. This project aims at surveying and documenting such NRG supported activities in Surat district. The survey team has found 123 villages in Surat district (out of total 723) where such activities have been found.
 
4. A Post-Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) study of Project Affected Families (PAFs) of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra of Sardar Sarovar Project Resettled in Gujarat

Sponsor:
SSPA, Vadodara
Researcher: Arjun Patel

The present exercise of the M&E of PAFs of Maharashtra (MH) and Madhya Pradesh (MP) of Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) is in continuation of the larger project that CSS has been engaged since long. Though, the earlier studies carried out by the Centre were confined to the PAFs from Gujarat State, the present one deals with PAFs from Maharashtra (MH) and Madhya Pradesh (MP). Around, 5657 PAFs from MP and 806 from MH have settled down in Gujarat.

To what extent the R&R of the PAFs of MH and MP have been carried out successfully? Whether it has been completed as per the R&R commitments of the SSP? What are the perceptions of PAFs from both states about their R&R? To what extent PAFs from MP and MH have been integrated into the new environment? In what ways their life styles have changed in the new places? These questions will throw light on the existing status of R&R and the difficulties the PAFs are facing in their R&R sites.

From the list of PAFs, a total of 820 SFs consisting of 120 SFs from MH and 700 SFs from MP were selected proportionately for an in-depth study. Specific interview schedules had been prepared and canvassed to collect information at village and household levels.

The final version of the report was submitted to SSPA, Vadodara which comprises of 11 chapters including brief introduction of the project, the emergence of R&R Policy of SSP, the displacement and resettlement packages offered by SSPA, Socio-economic profile of the PAFs, the economic condition of the PAFs, Civic amenities provided by SSPA at R&R sites and its status, aspect of health and health care seeking behavior, the process of socio-cultural integration at individual and institutional levels, social life and process of `social integration’ followed by conclusions and recommendations. The study concludes that the PAFs of MH and MP are still struggling for “proper rehabilitation” even after spending more than a decade at the R&R sites.
 
5. Searching for Space in Globalisation Era: Fringe Sector Livelihood Earners in Urban Economy – The Case of Surat City (Gujarat state).

Sponsor:
ICSSR, New Delhi
Researcher: Kiran Desai

The study aims to capture and locate livelihood options available in the fringe sector of the urban economy. As the situation is unrolling during last decade or so in the neo-liberal regime, activities of organised sector have been making exit as more and more big industrial units are getting closed. Even otherwise secured employment is on decline. Advent of globalisation has intensified this marginalisation process of working people. These large masses of 'pushed out' people have to depend on multitude of activities in the fringe sector for survival. Urban economy still provides host of activities for livelihood to the people in this sector which is amorphous is nature and provide scope for sustenance to large masses. The area of the study is Surat and has delineated nature and types of activities covered under the gamut of Fringe Sector, profile, living and working conditions of the fringe sector earners as well as their coping mechanism against adversities and their perceptions over related issues.
 
List of Completed Studies at CSS

Sr.
No.

Title

Year of Completion

Project Director/Faculty

  1.  

The Vedachhi Movement: A Sociological Essay

1966

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Study of Family Planning Programme of Amreli Districts (in Gujarati)

1967

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Function of Bureaucracy and Agricultural Development

1969

R. Roy, I.P. Desai

  1.  

Primary Education in Surat District

1970

Y.D. Jadeja

  1.  

A Preliminary Enquiry into the Slogan of Adivasi Swayat (Autonomous) Raj

1970

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Rehabilitation of Landless Adivasi Labourers: Impact of Ukai Dam (in Gujarati)

1970

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Slums in Surat

1972

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Integration through Political Participation: A Study of Adivasi & Harijan Leaders in Gujarat

1972

 

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Untouchability in Rural Gujarat: A Report

1973

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Areas of Research in the subject of Inequality

1973

I.P. Desai

  1.  

A Profile of Education among the Scheduled Tribes in Gujarat

1974

I.P. Desai,
G.A. Pandor

  1.  

Urban Tensions: A Case Study of Surat

1974

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Gujarat Agitation

1974

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

The Scheduled Caste and Tribe High School Students in Gujarat – An ICSSR Study

1974

I.P. Desai,
G.A. Pandor

  1.  

The Art Silk Industry of Surat

1975

B.V. Mehta,
P. Pathak

  1.  

Bihar Agitation

1975

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Sources of Urban Tensions in Ahmedabad (in relation to civic problems) and possible solutions

1975

M.D. Desai

  1.  

The Educational Problems of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe School and College Students in India: A Statistical Profile Parts - I, II

1975

Vimal P. Shah

  1.  

Education and Social Change in Malav Village of Panchmahals District

1975

G.A. Pandor

  1.  

Distribution of Primary Schools in the Tribal Talukas of Bharuch and Panchmahal Districts

1976

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Stratification Among the Scheduled Tribes in the Bharuch and Panchmahals Districts of Gujarat

1976

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Distribution of Primary Schools in Tribal Talukas of Bharuch and Panchmahal Districts

1976

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Distribution of Primary Schools in Tribal Talukas of Valsad and Surat Districts

1977

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Socio-Economic Condition of Chodhras: A Restudy

1977

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Fuel Consumption in Four Districts of Rural Gujarat – Bharuch, Vadodara, Kheda and Mehsana.

1977

I.P. Desai

  1.  

Stratification among the Scheduled Tribes in the Surat and Valsad Districts of Gujarat

1977

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Concluding Observations and Note on the Planning the Distribution of Schools in Tribal Areas

N.D.

I.P. Desai

  1.  

A Long Way to Go: Report on a Survey of Scheduled Castes High School and College Students in Fifteen States of India

1977

Suma Chitnis

  1.  

Stratification among the Scheduled Tribes in Vadodara, Sabarkatha and The Dangs Districts of Gujarat

1978

Pradip Kumar Bose

  1.  

Weekly Markets in Tribal Talukas of Surat-Valsad Region

1978

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Agricultural Labourers: Are they Bonded?

1978

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Free Legal Aid in a Tribal Area

1978

Mathew Kalathil

  1.  

Block Level Planning Paper: Olpad Taluka

1979

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  1.  

Socio-Economic Study of the Milk Producers of South Gujarat

1979

B.D. Desai

  1.  

Block Level Planning Papers: Olpad Taluka Volume – I, II, III

1979

S.P. Punalekar
Dipankar Gupta

  1.  

From Varna to Jati: The Indian Caste system from the Asiatic to the Feudal Modes of Production

1979

Dipankar Gupta

  1.  

Socio-Economic Conditions of Adivasi Small Farmers of Surat District

1979

G.A. Pandor

  1.  

Scarcity and Market Dependence in Damka: A Portrayal of Kisans in an Atypical Village

1979

Dipankar Gupta

  1.  

Health Situation and Problems of Health Development: A Study of a Village in Bengal

1979

Sukla Bose

  1.  

Migration and Social Stratification: A Case Study of Dhodias of  Surat City

1980

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Traditional Craft in a Changing Society: Potters and their Craft in Gujarat

1980

Pradip Kumar Bose

  1.  

Social Input Plan for Bayad and Malpur Talukas of Sabarkantha District (Interim Report Draft)

1980

S.P. Punalekar
Priyavadan Patel

  1.  

Aspect of Class and Caste in Social Tensions: A Study of Marathwada Riots

1981

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages – Limdi

1981

Biswaroop Das
Pravin Nakoom

  1.  

Development Plan with Social Input Sabarkantha District – 1980-81 to 1984-85

1981

S.P. Punalekar, Priyavadan Patel

  1.  

Milk Cooperatives in Sabarkantha: A Case Study

1981

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Supply and Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labour for the Construction of Sardar Sarovar

1981

Ghanshyam Shah,
Pradip Kumar Bose

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages – Panchmuli

1981

Vidyut Joshi
Pravin Nakoom

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages – Navagam

1982

Vidyut Joshi

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages  Interim Report on Navagam, Limdi, Khalvani, Panchmuli & Zer

1982

Vidyut Joshi

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages  –Vadgam

1982

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Narmada Command Talukas in Vadodara District: Socio-Economic Profile

1982

A.S. Charan
R. Radhakrishnan
Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Treatment and default in the Tuberculosis Control Programme in Valsad District

1982

Kashyap Mankodi
Klaas Van der Veen
Pankaj Shah

  1.  

Weekly Markets and Tribal Society: (A Study of Weekly Market in Tribal Talukas of Surat-Valsad Region) (Revised Version)

1982

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Social Strata Among the Tribes in Tribal Region of Bengal

1982

Pradip Kumar Bose

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages – Khalvani

1982

L.S. Vishwanath
S.K. Chaudhary

  1.  

Socio-Economic Study of a village – Narsadna (in Gujarati)

1982

A.S. Patel

  1.  

Gandhian Approach to Rural Development

N.D.

Jhaverbhai Patel

  1.  

Association of Rural Education and Development Service

N.D.

Ghanshyam Shah
Geeta Menon

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages –Mokhdi

1983

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages – Hanf and Pandheria

1983

L.S. Vishwanath

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages – Surpan

1983

L.S. Vishwanath

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging villages –Dhumna, Chharbara, Antras

1983

Vidyut Joshi

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging villages – Gadher

1983

Vidyut Joshi
T. Gangopadhyay

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging villages – Katkhadi

1983

T. Gangopadhyay

  1.  

Studies of Rehabilitation of submerging Villages – Zer

1983

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Studies of Rehabilitation of submerging Villages – Kadada

1983

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Studies of Rehabilitation of submerging Villages – Turkheda

1983

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging Villages –Ferakada

1983

Biswaroop Das
L.S. Vishwanath

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging villages –Makadkhada

1983

Mathew Kalathil

  1.  

Changing Pattern of Unionism on Indian Railways during 1970s

1983

S.V. Sujata
T.J. Jagdish

  1.  

Cost of Submergence  (A Study of Sardar Sarovar Project)

1983

Biswaroop Das
A.S. Charan

  1.  

Narmada Command Talukas in Vadodara District: A Socio-Economic Bench-Mark Survey, Phase-II Vol. I

1983

A.S. Charan

  1.  

Narmada Command Talukas in Vadodara District: A Socio-Economic Bench-Mark Survey, Phase-II Vol. II

1983

A.S. Charan

  1.  

Agricultural Marketing System in Gujarat - A Perspective

1983

A.S. Charan

  1.  

Gandhian Approach to Rural Development

1983

Ghanshyam Shah,
H.R. Chaturvedi

  1.  

Agricultural Scene in Narmada Command: Some Impressions on Narmada-Mahi Region

1983

A.S. Charan

  1.  

Issues in Irrigation Development in India (Seminar Papers)

1983

A.S. Charan

  1.  

Urbanization, Urban Economic Structure and Slums

1983

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Rehabilitation: The Ecological and Economic Costs

1983

Kashyap Mankodi
T. Gangopadhyay

  1.  

Gujarat Kisan Sabha – 1936 to 1956

1983

L.S. Vishwanath

  1.  

Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation: The Administrative Problems

1983

L.S. Vishwanath

  1.  

Deprivation, Institutionalisation and Development: A Study of Child Welfare Institutions in Gujarat

1983

S.P. Punalekar
Anjana Desai

  1.  

Some Aspects of Karl Marx's Theory of State

1983

Pradip Kumar Bose

  1.  

Rehabilitation of Submerging villages General Report  (Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project)

1983

Vidyut Joshi

  1.  

Studies on Rehabilitation of Submerging villages – Gadher

1983

Vidyut Joshi
T. Gangopadhyay

  1.  

Democracy within Trade Union Movement: A Case Study

1983

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Warning and Awareness: 1982 Cyclone…..

1984

Mayur Raval

  1.  

Women's Self Reliance and Collective Participation: Papad and Milk Producing Women's Organizations in Surat District, Gujarat

1984

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Tribal Education: An inter-State Study

1984

S.P. Punalekar
Jyoti Ranadive

  1.  

Political Strategies in the Informal Sector: A Note on the Private Sector in Passenger Transport Industry

1984

P.M. Mathew

  1.  

Caste Sentiments, Class Formation and Dominance in Gujarat

1984

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

The Numerical Exercise in Planning: Some Observations on Industrial Planning with special reference to Kerala

1984

P.M. Mathew

  1.  

Women's Cooperatives in Kerala: Their Economics and Politics

1984

P.M. Mathew

  1.  

A Century of Tribal Education in Gujarat (Seminar Paper) Tribal Education in Gujarat

1984

Vidyut Joshi

  1.  

Non-Enrollment of Tribal Girls in Schools (A Study on Ten Villages in Poshina Region)

1985

Harbans Patel

  1.  

Ethnic Minorities: A look into the Indian Kaleidoscope

1985

Arvind N. Das

  1.  

N.S.S. in South Gujarat University: A Study

1985

Ghanshyam Shah
H.C. Doshi

  1.  

The Maithili Language Movement in North Bihar: A Socio Linguistic Investigation

1985

U.N. Singh
Pradip Kumar Bose
N. Rajaram

  1.  

Certified School in Baroda: A Profile of Their Perspective, Programmes and Emergent Needs – Part I 

1985

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Child Welfare Services: Constraints and Opportunities

1985

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

An Exercise in Undocumented Oral Local Historiography – Changel: A Village in Bihar

1985

Arvind Das

  1.  

Certified School in Baroda: A Profile of Their Perspective, Programmes and Emergent Needs – Part II & III 

1985

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Remand Home for Boys; Baroda (Perspective, Programmes, Needs)

1985

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Social Reform Amongst the Adivasis of South Gujarat

1985

D.H. Hardiman

  1.  

Maharashtra Social Forestry Project in Bhandara District: A Tale of three Villages

1985

Kashyap Mankodi

  1.  

Mass Movements

1985

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Ahmedabad Riots; 1985 An Analysis

Communal Riots in Gujarat

1985

Sujata Patel

  1.  

Resettlement and Rehabilitation at Sardar Sarovar  Project on the Narmada – Progress Report No. 1

1985

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  1.  

Monitoring & Evaluation of Rehabilitation Programmes  Progress Report No. 2: Year Ending 31 March 1986

1986

Kashyap Mankodi

  1.  

A Study of the Bombay Textile Labour Strike 1981-83

1986

Arvind N. Das

  1.  

Village-Level Political Leadership: A Case Study of Kaira District, Gujarat

1986

Harbans Patel

  1.  

Tribal Development in Gujarat: An Evaluative Study of Integrated Tribal Development Project: Dahod

1986

Priyavadan Patel

  1.  

Social Mal-Adjustment and Institutional Intervention

1986

S.P. Punalekar
Priyavadan Patel

  1.  

Action Plan Framework for Baroda City-Level Project

1986

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Young India Project

1986

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Non-Government Organizations in India

1986

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Child Welfare Services in Baroda City

1986

S.P. Punalekar
Priyavadan Patel

  1.  

Voluntary Organisations and Development: A Case of West Bengal

1986

Ghanshyam Shah Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Elite Politics and Manipulation of  Masses: A Case of Baroda Riots

1986

Priyavadan Patel

  1.  

Development Perspective for the Disadvantageous Groups in Agriculture

1987

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

History of Rural Credit in Western India

1987

D.H. Hardiman

  1.  

Public Utilities in an Urban Area - The Case of Surat City

1987

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Statistical Profile of Surat District

1987

Vimal Trivedi
Mayur Raval
B.G. Shaikh
M.R. Mac

  1.  

Understanding a Crisis: A Case Study of Drought 1987 in West and North-West India

1987

Arun Kumar

  1.  

Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Sardar Sarovar  Project on Narmada – Report No. 2 & 3 

1987

Kashyap Mankodi

  1.  

Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Sardar Sarovar  Project on Narmada – Report No. 4 

1987

Ghanshyam Shah
Amit Mitra

  1.  

Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Sardar Sarovar Project on Narmada - Report No. 5

1987

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Sardar Sarovar  Project on Narmada – Report No. 6 

1988

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Informal Sector in the Indian Environment

1988

P.M. Mathew

  1.  

Voluntary Organizations in Gujarat – An Exploratory Study

1988

Ghanshyam Shah
Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Social Support System for the Aged

1988

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Informalisation and Dependency: A Study of Jari and Embroidery Workers in South Gujarat

1988

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Mid-Day Meals Scheme in Gujarat: An Evaluation

1988

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Sardar Sarovar  Project on Narmada – Report No. 7 

1988

S.P. Punalekar
Ghanshyam Shah
Arjun Patel
Lancy Lobo
Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Agricultural Profile of the Dangs District

1989

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Forgotten Art of India

1989

D.H. Kopper

  1.  

The Change and the Challenge: Mahuva Reconsidered

1989

D.P. Pandit

  1.  

Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation

1989

Anil Bhatt
S.P. Punalekar
K.C. Alexander

  1.  

Integrated Rural Development Programme and Poverty Alleviation: An Overview of Indian Experience

1989

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

The Oppressive Present – Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial India

1990

Sudhir Chandra

  1.  

Migrant Labour in Urban Areas

1990

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Communal Riots in Tribal Dediapada and Sagbara during October – November 1990: A Report

1990

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Migrant Labour in India

1990

Ghanshyam Shah
Pradip Kumar Bose
G. Hargopal
K.P. Kanan

  1.  

Survival and Struggles of Female Casual Labourers in Gujarat (A Study of Female Workers of Casual Labour Markets/Chakla Bazars in South and Central Gujarat Cities)

1990

S.P. Punalekar
Arjun Patel

  1.  

Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Sardar Sarovar  Project on Narmada – Report No. 11

1991

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Resettlement and Rehabilitation: Sardar Sarovar  Project on Narmada – Report No. 12

1991

Paramjit Singh

  1.  

Religious Conversion and Social Mobility (A Case Study of the Vankars of  Central Gujarat)

 

1991

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

The Brutal Embrace: Women, Marriage, Law:  and Civilization in Colonial India

1991

Sudhir Chandra

  1.  

Migrant Labour in Rural Gujarat

1991

Arjun Patel
Kiran Desai

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report No.  13

1992

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Religious Sects among the Tribals of  South Gujarat

1992

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report No. 14 

1992

Jayshree Soni
Smita Shah
Ghanshyam Shah
Biswaroop Das
D.C. Sah

  1.  

A Socio-Economic and Demographic Study of Villages Affected by Proposed Gandhar Gas Based Power Project (Sponsored by NTPC) Part I & II

1992

S.P. Punalekar
S. Jodhaka
Arjun Patel
Kiran Desai

  1.  

An Assessment of Integrated Tribal  Development Programme in Songadh (1980-90)

1993

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report No. 15

1993

D.C. Sah
Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report No. 16

1993

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report No. 17

1993

D.C. Sah

  1.  

The Labour Movement in Chota-Nagpur: 1928-1939

1993

Dilip Simeon

  1.  

Seeds of Marginalisation and Instability (A Study of Street Children in Gujarat  Cities)

1993

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report 18

1994

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report 19

1994

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Clinical Aspects of Suspected Plague, Observed During Surat Epidemic of 1994

1994

Ketan Jhaveri

  1.  

Mid-Term Evaluation of Shree Niketan Rural Development Project    

1994

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Socio-Economic Study of Slums in Surat City

1994

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Communalism and Communal Violence

1994

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Socio-Economic and Demographic Survey of Project Affected Families (PAFs) of the NTPC Project at Kawas

1994

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Engineering  Aspects of  So Called Plague in Surat (1994)

 

1995

Mahesh D. Desai

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report 20

1995

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Encounter with Urbanism: Coping Mechanisms in a Slum

1995

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Nature and Conditions of Workers in Small Scale Industrial Units in Gujarat

1995

Kiran Desai

  1.  

Sociology of Dalit Literature

1995

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Empowering the Urban Poor in Surat Slums – An Evaluation of Navsarjan; Xavier's Cell for Human Development

1995

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Dehzado Records of Gujarat State

1995

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Development, Equality and Social Justice: A Select Bibliography

1996

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report 21

1996

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report 22

1996

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report 23

1996

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Public Health - Urban Society Interface: A Study of Pneumonic Plague in Surat

1996

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Ethnography of Malaria  in Surat

1996

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Socio-Economic Survey of Sericulturists in Gujarat and Maharashtra

1996

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Scavengers of Village Ranpur: A Case Study (in Gujarati)

1996

Ramesh Parmar

  1.  

Social History of Cloth Manufacturer and Marketing in Bombay Presidency, 1850-1947

1996

Douglas Haynes

  1.  

Peoples' Initiative for Development: Khuntali Experiment

1996

D.C.  Sah
Satyakam  Joshi

  1.  

Organizations Working with Women in Gujarat

1997

Seema Bhaskaran

  1.  

Astitva Combats Violence Against Women

1997

Seema Bhaskaran

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project – Report 24

1997

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Panchayati Raj in Gujarat – A Study

1997

Ghanshyam Shah
Satyakam Joshi
Pravin Sheth
D.C. Sah
Kalpana Shah

  1.  

Ethnography of Malaria in Surat – Validation Study (Progress Report: Feb.-April 1997)

1997

Lancy Lobo
Babasaheb Kazi

  1.  

The Pardi Annakhed Satyagraha

1997

Hakumat Desai
Kiran Desai

  1.  

Tribal Society and Socio-Legal Interventions

1997

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

NGO's and also Reviewing Women's Movement in Gujarat

1997

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Ethnography of Literacy Acquisition among Pastoral Nomads of Gujarat

1997

 

Caroline Dyer
Archana Desai

  1.  

A Story of Rivers: Movements Around the Narmada Dams Project in India

1997

Jai Sen

  1.  

Environment Debate and Reality: A Bibliography

1997

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Concurrent Evaluation of Integrated Rural Development Programme (Vth round) - Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Diu and Goa (Three Reports)

1997

Kiran Desai

  1.  

Health, Society, State Interface: A Select Bibliography with a Special Focus on Malaria

1997

Lancy Lobo
Purendra Prasad

  1.  

Sweepers and Scavengers in India: A Select Bibliography

1997

Pradeep Pachpinde

  1.  

Coping with Disaster: Flash Floods in Mahesana District

1998

Lancy Lobo
Babasaheb Kazi

  1.  

A Socio-Economic Profile of Major Social and Religious Groups in the Slums of Surat City

1998

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Social Justice – A Dialogue

1998

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Untouchability in Rural Gujarat

1998

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Atrocities against Adivasis of South Gujarat

1998

Pradeep Pachpinde

  1.  

Community, Identity and Crises: Ethnography of Majiranas of North Gujarat

1998

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Ethnography of Malaria in Surat District (Progress Report: October 1997 – March 1998)

1998

Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Politics of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in India

1998

Ghanshyam Shah

  1.  

Dwelling Environment and Housing Needs of Rural Poor in Northern and Central Gujarat

1998

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Land Struggle of Adivasis

1998

Ghanshyam Shah
D C Shah

  1.  

Identity Construction Among Adivasis of Gujarat after Independence

1998

Satyakam Joshi

  1.  

Sociological and Ecological Dimensions of Tourism: A select Bibliography

1999

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Nationalism, Separatism and Secessionism

1999

Sajal Nag

  1.  

Socio-Economic Survey of Slum dwellers on the Sabarmati River Banks, Ahmedabad

1999

Satyakam Joshi

  1.  

Studies on Ambedkar: Thought and Praxis

1999

S.P. Punalekar

  1.  

Benchmark Study on Sexual Behaviour Among Three Target Group in Surat City

1999

Babasaheb Kazi

  1.  

Leptospirosis Epidemic in South Gujarat: A Preliminary Study

1999

N. Purendra Prasad
Lancy Lobo

  1.  

Ethnography of Malaria in Surat District

1999

Lancy Lobo
N. Purendra Prasad
B.T. Kazi

  1.  

Rural Livelihood Strategies: A Study on Drought in Gujarat

2000

N. Purendra Prasad

  1.  

Ethnography of Malaria in Surat District

2000

Lancy Lobo
D.C. Sah
N. Purendra Prasad
B.T. Kazi

  1.  

Ethnography of Malaria in Surat District (Composite Report – 1995-2000)

2000

Lancy Lobo
N. Purendra Prasad
B.T. Kazi
D.C. Sah

  1.  

Communal Riots in South Gujarat Town of Navsari (in Gujarati)

2000

Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme for Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project

2000

D.C. Sah

  1.  

Women's Participation in Income Generation in Hazira Area

2000

Akash Acharya
D.C. Sah

  1.  

The Process of People’s Participation in the Post-Plague Situation

2001

Kiran Desai

  1.  

Human Aspects of Water Management – A Trend Report

2001

Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Water Scarcity and Gender Dimension

2001

Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Child  Labour in  Diamond  Industry of Surat

2001

Kiran Desai
Nikhil Raj

  1.  

Gujarat: Tribal Development Vision 2010

2001

Vidyut Joshi
D.C. Sah
Arjun Patel
Satyakam Joshi
Babasaheb Kazi
Harshida Dave
Ashok Gamit

  1.  

A Study of Tribal Migrants from Dangs & Dahod Areas

2001

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Dalits and  Social Conflict Mitigation Process in India

2001

S.P. Punalekar
Satyakam Joshi
Arjun Patel

  1.  

Benchmark Study of Surat City

2001

Babasaheb Kazi
N. Purendra Prasad

  1.  

Workers  of Closed  Textile Mills

2002

Kiran Desai

  1.  

The Slums of Towns and Cities of Gujarat: A Case of Surat

2002

Babasaheb Kazi

  1.  

Child Labour in Textile Industry of Surat

2002

Kiran Desai

  1.  

Dalit Conflicts and Mitigation in Gujarat

2002

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Geography of Gujarat Riots, 2002: Causatives and Spatial Spread Patterns of Related Factors

2002

Lancy Lobo
Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Addressing Agricultural Power Subsidy: A Case Study of North Gujarat 

2002

Vidyut Joshi
Akash Acharya

  1.  

A Slums Study in Ankleshwar Town

2003

Kiran Desai
Babasaheb Kazi

  1.  

A Slums Study in Halol Town

2003

Babasaheb Kazi
Ashok Shrotriya
Kiran Desai

  1.  

A Slums Study in Porbandar Town

2003

Kiran Desai
Babasaheb Kazi

  1.  

Privatisation of Higher Education: Issues and Problems with Special Reference to South Gujarat

2003

Vidyut Joshi
Vimal Trivedi

  1.  

Conflict and Violence against Dalits: Nature, Implication and Advocacy

2003

Satyakam Joshi

  1.  

Review-study of a Vocational training centre (VGTK) managed by a voluntary group (Sewa Rural)

2003

Kiran Desai

  1.  

The Socio-Economic Impact of the Port Development Gujarat (PODEG)

2003

Arjun Patel
Jyothis S.
Vidyut Joshi
Kiran Pandya

  1.  

Socio-Cultural and Ecological Impact of Alang and Sosiya Ship Breaking Yard: Third Phase Report on Stake Holders' Convergence at ASSBY

2003

Vidyut Joshi
Rupa Abdi
Narendra Gohil

  1.  

Art and Aesthetics in Tribes of South Gujarat

2003

O.P. Joshi

  1.  

A Study on Inclusion of Excluded Communities for Social Cohesion through Panchayati Raj in Gujarat: A Case Study of Surat District

2003

Satyakam Joshi

  1.  

Hindu-Muslim Relations: The Case Study of Surat and Vadodara

2003

Kiran Desai
Aparajita De

  1.  

Socio-Economic Study of the Lodhva-Singsar Region

2004

Biswaroop Das
Ratnawali Sinha

  1.  

Mapping of Reproductive Health Care Seeking Behaviour of Women and Service Provisions in Selected Tribal Areas in Gujarat

2004

Sudarshan Iyengar
Ratnawali

  1.  

Socio-Economic Base Line Study (Suvali-Hazira Area)

2004

Vidyut Joshi
Jyothis S.

  1.  

Agriculture and Animal Husbandry and Its Role in Supplementing family income – A Case Study  

2004

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Imagined Geographies: Geographical Knowledge of Self and Others in EverydayLife – The Case of Ahmedabad

2004

Aparajita De

  1.  

An Evaluation Study of Terre des Hommes Response to Gujarat Earthquake and Communal Riots

2005

Jyothis S.
Sudarshan Iyengar

  1.  

Micro Finance and Rural Credit Markets: A Study of Clients Using Micro Credit in Gujarat and Maharashtra

2005

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Solid Waste Management – Mid-Term Evaluation of Door-to-Door Garbage Collection Programme in Three  Municipal Zones of Surat

2005

Arjun Patel
Vimal Trivedi

  1.  

Working of Anganwadis in Selected Tribal Talukas of Valsad District

2005

Ratnawali Sinha
Sudarshan Iyengar

  1.  

Health Status, Health Needs and Health Care-seeking Behaviour of people living in 22 slums of Surat City

2006

Akash Acharya

  1.  

Self-Help Co-operatives and Micro-Finance: Lessons from Orissa

2006

Gagan B. Sahu
Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Changing Nature of Pastoralism: Development, Pastures and Maldharis of Gujarat

2006

Charul Bharwada
Vinay Mahajan

  1.  

Surat 2006 Floods: A Citizens’ Report

2006

Akash Acharya
Biswaroop Das
Kiran Pandya
Madhusudan Raj

  1.  

A Study on the Impact of Jyotirgram Yojana: A Case Study of Navsari District

2007

Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Education and Health Needs Assessment of some of the villages of  Bharuch District

2007

Ratnawali

  1.  

Study of the Economics of Dairy Production and  Marketing in  Gujarat: A Case study of Siddh Someshwar Kudiyana Vibhag Dudh ane Shakbhajinu Vechan Karnari Sahkari Mandali Ltd, Village Kudiyana of Olpad Taluka, Surat District

2007

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Case Study on Psycho-Social Aspects of Leadership

2007

Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Programme of Sardar Sarovar (Narmada) Project Series, Sponsored by SSPA, General Report: Gujarat

2007

Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Functioning of Panchayati Raj in Scheduled Area of Gujarat: With Reference to Implementation of Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Area Act (PESA)

2007

Satyakam Joshi

  1.  

Water Scarcity and People

2007

Vidyut Joshi
Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Income, Remittances and Urban Labour Markets: Oriya Migrant Workers in Surat City

2008

Gagan B. Sahu
Biswaroop Das

  1.  

A Post Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) Study of Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP), Project Affected Families (PAF) of Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Maharashtra (MH) Resettled in Gujarat

 

2008

Arjun Patel
Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Role of Gandhian Institutions in Peaceful Co-existence in Gujarat

2008

Satyakam Joshi
Kiran Desai

  1.  

The Aftermath of Tsunami in the Andaman and Nicobar: A Preliminary Report

2009

Biswaroop Das

  1.  

Study of the Economics of Dairy Production and Marketing in Gujarat: A Case Study of Sarvodaya Milk Producers Co-operative of Navsari District

2009

Jayshree Soni

  1.  

Globalisation, Gujarat State and Welfare for Poor

2009

Ghanshyam Shah
Kiran Desai

  1.  

Municipal Service Delivery and Urban Local Governance: A Performance Appraisal by the Citizens of Surat, India

2010

Vimal Trivedi

  1.  

Impact of Salinity Propagation and Ground Water Pollution on Rural Households in the Coastal Areas of Gujarat State, India

2010

S. Jyothis

  1.  

Performance Review of Citizen on Municipal Service Delivery and Local Urban Governance in Surat, India

2010

Vimal Trivedi

  1.  

Learning to Live with Floods at Surat

2010

B. Devi Prasad
M.D. Desai
S.P. Ray and Others

  1.  

Contested Symbols: Genealogy of Indian National Flag and Spinning Wheel

2011

Sadan Jha

  1.  

Social Networks and Health Care Seeking Behaviour of Community Living in Close Proximity of Poultry and at Risk of Bird Flu

2011

Akash Acharya
Biswaroop Das
Valerie Hood
Ronald Barrett

  1.  

Reconstruction of Subaltern Identities: An Oral History Project on the Warlis of Dahanu (Maharashtra)

2012

Satyakam Joshi

  1.  

Socio-Economic Condition of Rag Pickers: A Case Study of Surat City

2012

Vimal Trivedi

  1.  

Monitoring the Implementation of Social Security Schemes in Tribal Areas of Gujarat: With Reference to Dangs District

2012

Satyakam Joshi

  1.  

Estimating Community Prevalence Rate of Sickle Cell Anaemia in the Tribal Population  of Gujarat: A Bio-Anthropological Study among the Warli Tribe

2012

Ratnawali

  1.  

Understanding Financial Behaviour of Urban Migrant Workers: A Case of Surat City

2013

Biswaroop Das
Gagan Bihari Sahu

  1.  

Experiences of City Life: Contemporary Surat and the Question of Belongingness

2013

Sadan Jha

  1.  

A Post-Resettlement and Rehabilitation (R&R) study of Project Affected Families (PAFs) of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra of Sardar Sarovar Project Resettled in Gujarat

2014

Arjun Patel

  1.  

Searching for Space in Globalisation Era: Fringe Sector Livelihood Earners in Urban Economy – The Case of Surat City (Gujarat State)

2014

Kiran Desai

  1.  

Survey and Documentation of Non Resident Gujaratis’ (NRG) Contribution towards the Development of Surat District (Vatan Seva Project)

2014

Akash Acharya

 
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