Staring Down a Precipice

Lima ignored the urgent need to address climate change.

Not Made in Heaven

The political class and society are yet to work together against child marriage.

Editorials

Hindutva's political success always seems inversely proportional to the development of science and reason.

Commentary

The threats and fear continue for the Muslims affected by the Muzaffarnagar riots in western Uttar Pradesh last year. Added to the pathetic conditions of the camps where they have fled to is the government's unclear defi nitions and non-...

Commentary

Throughout its history the Central Bureau of Investigation has been compromised by its own actions and occasionally by the acts of its directors and political masters. One cannot be optimistic that the CBI can ever function in an independent...

Commentary

India's scheduled tribes are among the most deprived socio-economic groups and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme has great potential in tribal areas. While the Andhra Pradesh government has made an effort to ensure...

Commentary

It is imperative for the Government of Jharkhand to implement the policy of imparting education in the mother tongue at the primary school level to both enhance the learning of young children and maintain linguistic diversity in the state.

Commentary

Recent years have seen remarkable efforts in establishing transport and trade links across south-western China, Myanmar, Bangladesh and north-eastern India. In the ensuing debates among government and policy circles, railways, highways, and...

Commentary

The institution of the governor has been sidelined in the administering of tribal areas despite clear constitutional guidelines to the contrary. At least apropos this issue, it begs the question whether the institution is relevant to Indian...

Book Reviews

Kafkaland: Prejudice, Law and Counterterrorism in India by Manisha Sethi (Three Essays Collective), 2014; pp 228, Rs 350.

Book Reviews

Education and Economics: Disciplinary Evolution and Policy Discourse by Saumen Chattopadhyay (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2012, pp 334, Rs 750.

Book Reviews

Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance: Cultures of Exclusion by Anna Morcom (London: Hurst & Company), 2013; xii + 286, £ 16.99.

Perspectives

Hartwick's rule says that as mineral resources are extracted from the ground, investments in productive assets need to be made to leave future generations with as much assets as the present generation. This article examines whether mining in Goa...

Special Articles

This paper explores the role of socio-religious affiliations in determining participation in higher education in India, and whether the importance of these affiliations changes over time. Using National Sample Survey data it follows the change in...

Special Articles

Internationally, considerable research has been carried out on the subject of school choice or school vouchers. Recent evidence in other countries is mixed but increasingly pointing towards school choice not adding value in terms of curricular...

Special Articles

The transition from print to electronic content entails challenges of negotiating rights and restrictions covered in licence agreements which are executed by contract law of jurisdictions and are often unfamiliar to libraries. The traditional...

Notes

As India's healthcare industry has expanded continuously, the risk of nosocomial infections has increased proportionately. Measures to prevent it and put in place a mechanism to control the injuries are needed urgently, especially when there...

Economic Notes
Web Exclusives

It is unlikely that the climate change negotiations at Lima in 2014 and at Paris in 2015 will lead to any agreeable conclusion. Putting national interest over worldwide climate change mitigation will lead to a weak and ineffective international...

Web Exclusives

The article analyses the trend of corporate social responsibility expenditure by firms in India, especially in the wake of the new Companies Act, 2013. It emphasises the relationship between CSR expenditure and profits of the firm and highlights...

Reports From the States / Web Exclusives

Preservation of local records, rare Bengali manuscripts and copies of vernacular papers and little known local magazines, held in private collections and individual homes of villagers, becomes important, if we want rare insights into the past of...

Glimpses from the Past / Web Exclusives

EPW brings you this two-part essay on India's Sri Lankan strategy by V R Krishna Iyer.