ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Editorials

By breaking her fast, Irom Sharmila compels us to think about the efficacy of such tactics.

Commentary

The "Skill India" mission will lead to the deskilling of India on a massive scale, compelling crores of skilled workers in the unorganised sector to work for even lower wages than at present.

Special Articles

The number of "poor" derived by applying price adjustment to an old consumption basket, which is largely what official poverty measures have done, are very different from estimates based on actual consumption baskets that have changed over time.

Columns

While the union government repeatedly emphasises its commitment to "cooperative federalism," its role in the destabilisation of, and interference in, opposition-ruled governments in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi suggests otherwise.

Book Reviews

Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists: World Capitalism and Global History by Hartmut Elsenhans; Sage, 2015; pp ix+325, ₹995 (hardcover).

Review Issues

Based on the restudy in 2012-14 of Jamgod in Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh, which was first studied by Adrian C Mayer in the 1950s, an overview of changes in landownership and use, and the relations of labour and production are presented.

Special Issues

The neo-liberal envisioning of cities and the accompanying hyper-commodification of land and new forms of social marginalisation have increased precarity among migrant labour, severely impairing their ability to negotiate the city space and society at large.
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