ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846


Indian elite complicity explains the longevity of British rule over India.
Do we today celebrate our independence, or mourn all the lost opportunities? .


The proposed National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes armed with constitutional status has been touted as a move to appease disgruntled dominant peasant castes in various states and in lieu of the 2019 polls.

Special Articles

Recent literature in New Institutional Economics has sought to study the link between colonialism and global inequalities.


The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, introduced ostensibly to provide a legal framework for surrogacy in India, is a regressive legislation that seeks to control women’s bodies and reinforces heteronormative notions of what a family is.

Book Reviews

State and Capital in Independent India: Institutions and Accumulation by Chirashree Das Gupta, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016; pp xiv+315, ₹ 727.

To determine the inequality in wage earnings, attention is paid to the distinction between formal and informal types of employment

Review Issues

Why a Review of Environment and Development? The Review of Environment and Development has been ­imagined to address social, political and economic ­issues ­related to environment and ecosystems, at all scales from local to global.

Special Issues

The Forest Rights Act, 2006 has the potential to democratise forest governance by recognising community forest resource rights over an estimated 85.
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