Disability as Diversity in India: Theory, Practice, and Lived Experience

Sandhya Limaye, Christopher J. Johnstone, Misa Kayama

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This book critically analyses diverse experiences related to disability in India. Drawing upon intersectionality theory, it explores a range of issues regarding everyday experiences of disability in relation to gender, religion, social experiences, and India’s neoliberal economy and its built environment. From theoretical to deeply personal, this book discusses themes like invisible disability and identity; women with disabilities in India; bodily frustrations and cultural stigma; emotional stability and self-esteem of children with disabilities; neurodiversity and queerness; and overcoming the barriers. It also emphasizes the impact of the writings of women with disabilities on their personal experiences. The volume discusses perspectives and practices of schooling, curricular transactions, and inclusive education that have evolved for children who are deaf in India. Conversational and interdisciplinary, this book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of disability studies, social care, mental health, social psychology, gender studies, social work, and special education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781040027998
ISBN (Print)9780367410216
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2024 selection and editorial matter, Sandhya Limaye, Christopher Johnstone, and Misa Kayama individual chapters, the contributors.


Dive into the research topics of 'Disability as Diversity in India: Theory, Practice, and Lived Experience'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this