Defying the Odds, 2014, Random House, India, By Founder-Member of CSCC D Shyam Babu, Chandra Bhan Prasad, & Prof. Devesh Kapoor, U. Penn, USA

For the study, they identified a thousand medium and large SC/ST entrepreneurs across the length and breadth of the country and pro­filed the phenomenal rise of twenty-one of them, who managed to break through the social, economic, and practical barriers to work their way up from the bottom. It instilled in them a much greater resilience as well as willingness to seize opportunities in sectors and locations eschewed by more privileged business groups.

Ramachandra Guha, an eminent Writer
“This Important And Insightful Book Should Be Read By All Thinking Indians.”

Keshub Mahindra, Former Chairman Of The Mahindra Group 
“The Heartrending Stories Of Success In This Book Offer New Possibilities On How We May Eradicate The Inequities That Exist In Our Social Fabric.”

Chip Kaye, Warburg Pincus 
“An Emotionally Powerful Book. The Authors Share Inspiring Stories Of Remarkable Individuals Who Overcome Adversity To Persevere And Create A New Path Of Possibility For The Dalit Community—And India Itself.” 

Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Centre for Policy Research
“A Profoundly Important Account Of What The Struggle For Social And Economic Mobility Means In India.”