ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846


As two film stars rush in to fill a political vacuum, the future direction of the state remains uncertain.
The BJP needs to think beyond farm loan waivers to address intensifying rural unrest.


What pushed the National People’s Party to align with the Bharatiya Janata Party that has won only two assembly seats, is the ailment that afflicts all the governments of the small states of the North East.

Special Articles

The experience of the first roll on, roll off ship service in India, which began to transport goods from Mangaluru to Hazira port in October 2015 is analysed.

Book Reviews

Criminal Capital: Violence, Corruption and Class in Industrial India by Andrew Sanchez, Routledge, Oxon, UK; New York, 2016; pp xxi + 185, ₹ 795.

Review Issues

In her essay “Is There an Indian Urbanism?” historian Janaki Nair (2013: 42) asks, Is India imprisoned in the older sociological categories that were laid out by Max Weber in his study of the medieval Western city, or can one theoretically account for the apparent regeneration of some historical features of Indian urbanism in the contemporary city? In a similar spirit, this special issue turns its attention to contemporary South Asia and in acknowledging the shared colonial histories, predominantly agrarian context, and postcolonial developmentalist telos that have informed the political and economic planning of this region, asks if, in the current urban turn, we can discern patterns and pathways of urbanisation that can qualify as “South Asian urbanism or suburbanism.

Special Issues

The last budget of the Modi government comes against the backdrop of severe agrarian and rural distress.
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