Educational backwardness among the Muslims and the capability thesis: A case study of West Bengal (pp. 349-372)
Authors: Arijit Das
Abstract: Muslims are the educationally most backward communities in West Bengal. The present study argues that educational backwardness of Muslim is very complex phenomena and cannot be contextualized through any unilinear processes. Muslim educational backwardness has to be portrayed in multilayered nuanced ways. The capability approach offers this. These studies contextualize educational deprivation of Muslims in West Bengal in multilayered and nuanced perspective i.e. educational backwardness of an individual/community as an outcome demand side, supply side and institutional constraints. In short educational backwardness of Muslims in West Bengal is Capability Deprivation.