This book explores and explains the different dimensions of development and deprivation in India. The title of this work reflects the author`s conceptions of development which, according to him, is multidimensional in nature. It is not possible to understand clearly all the dimensions of development without any reference to social and economic deprivation. The issues covered in this volume are diverse and multidimensional. The approach adopted by the author for the critical analysis of the issues on hand has gender dimension, regional dimension and human development dimension. The author has succeeded in capturing the development dynamics and their diverse dimensions. This work is more useful not only for the students of development but also for the teachers who are interested in knowing the development dynamics in India and Karnataka, and in particular, in Kalyana Karnataka (Formerly known as Hyderabad Karnataka Region). It reserves a place in the libraries of all the Universities and colleges in India and in Karnataka.