A World to Win

Can India and China deliver a new future to the 21st century?

Adrift and Alone

The plight of the Rohingya is a test for Asia's humanitarian instinct.

Editorials

The suicide of a teenage sportswoman recently showcases all that is wrong with Indian sports.

Commentary

There has been criticism of the 2 percentage point hike in the 2013-14 real gross domestic product growth in the new National Accounts Statistics series and some observers have therefore been sceptical about the new series. There is, however,...

Commentary

Natural hosts of some of the most deadly emerging viruses such as Ebola, bats are harvested in an annual ritual by one tribe in Nagaland. This practice, endangering both public health and biodiversity, can lead to the emergence of novel...

Commentary

Low input-use efficiency and insufficient productivity increases are key challenges to Indian agriculture. But are ever-rising minimum support prices and sops such as free power and farm loan waivers appropriate solutions

Commentary

This article examines the decline in coverage levels of the Routine Immunisation Programme in the better-governed states across three rounds of the District Level Household and Facility Survey. The analysis points to an urban conundrum where...

Commentary

Chris Bayly--who passed away recently--began as a historian in the classical Cambridge School mould but moved away from the school's understanding of the locality in his second work where he stressed on locality as a place shaped both by...

Fourteenth Finance Commission

In preparation of its report, the Fourteenth Finance Commission was guided by the terms of reference; the approach of the previous finance commissions; the prevailing macroeconomic situation in the country; and the evolving circumstances relevant...

Fourteenth Finance Commission

The Fourteenth Finance Commission is to be commended for bringing states to the forefront of the development paradigm. The award is transformational but the fall in progressivity is of concern. There is a divergence in the growth projections...

Fourteenth Finance Commission

The Fourteenth Finance Commission has come up with some bold and game-changing recommendations such as an increase in the tax share going to states from 32% to 42%, setting up of the Fiscal Council to make the centre accountable, and doing away...

Fourteenth Finance Commission

The subject of local governments has not been comprehensively treated by the Fourteenth Finance Commission. The implications of the new inter se distribution formula of the commission's award for local governments have not been thought...

Book Review

The Changing Gaze: Regions and the Constructions of Early India by Bhairabi Prasad Sahu; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, India, 2013; pp 344, Rs 850.

Book Review

Birth in the Age of AIDS: Women, Reproduction and HIV/AIDS in India by Cecilia Van Hollen (California: Stanford University Press), 2013; pp 288, $24.95.

Book Review

Nepal Votes for Peace by Bhojraj Pokharel and Shrishti Rana, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2013; pp xiii + 266, Rs 450, paperback.

Insight

Following the introduction of universal access to free medicines and diagnostics at public health facilities in Rajasthan during 2011-13, we revisited the facilities surveyed by Banerjee et al (2004), and present the changes over the last decade...

Special Articles

Caste has often been viewed as a system of hierarchy based on the religious ideology of the Hindus with a common structure across the subcontinent. Based on an extensive empirical study of Himachal Pradesh, this paper shows how caste actively...

Special Articles

The debate over Mumbai's Development Plan 2034 has exposed the fault lines in the urban planning process. Apart from the problems posed by multiple autonomous agencies and a state government that has virtual veto powers, the development plan...

Special Articles

This paper examines whether the presence of grandparents increases the probability of mothers going out to work in India. Analysis of data from the Demographic Health Survey (2005-06), supplemented by a primary survey covering 750 graduate women...

Discussion

Taking off from Kalyan Das's article "Subaltern Historiography to Dalit Historiography" (EPW, 14 February 2015), this discussion digs up an old debate in the pages of EPW on the presence of caste and its denial in Indian English...