When Will They Ever Learn

Ecologically insensitive developmental policies cause "natural" disasters like Malin.

Wages of Communal Polarisation

Communal tension and violence persist in western UP as the BJP seeks to advance its reactionary agenda

Editorials

We need to institute decisive preventive and curative measures to counteract the high incidence 0f TB among children.

Commentary

The recent spate of changes in the civil services examination are a response to the changing needs of public administration occasioned by paradigmatic shifts in the nature of governance. To critique them under pain of disruption is to burden the...

Commentary

How will the amendments to the Factories Act affect women workers? How do women view the "protections" and night work?

Commentary

After a legislative logjam (since 2011) with respect to regulating the pharmaceuticals industry, the new government at the centre has the opportunity to introduce the much-needed changes to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. The amendment bill,...

Commentary

Despite recent improvements in the maternal health scenario in rural Assam, it remains the state with the highest number of maternal deaths in the country. Institutional delivery, antenatal care, and postnatal care have been actively promoted by...

Commentary

It has been a universal tendency of market forms to assimilate styles, techniques and themes of the minority alternative films. This has led to a diversifi cation of the modes of film-making in India, sometimes with very interesting results, and...

Commentary

Negotiations towards concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement have reportedly reached an endgame phase. The participating countries are now negotiating market access for sensitive agricultural products, even as a wide gulf in positions...

Book Reviews

The Fall and Rise of Telangana by Gautam Pingle (New Delhi: Orient Blackswan), 2014; pp xvii + 326, Rs 395.

Book Reviews

The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer by Mike Marqusee (London: OR Books), 2014; pp 106, $13, paperback.

Perspectives

The problem for any biographer of Dr Anandibai Joshi, the first woman degree holder in western medicine, is, how to cast the relationship between mentor-husband Gopalrao Joshi and Anandibai, i e, how do we give Gopalrao due credit for whatever he...

Special Articles

This paper sets the Anna Hazare phenomenon in the context of a longer discursive history on corruption in modern India, examining in particular the JP movement of 1974 and Rajiv Gandhi's use of corruption narratives. Far from being above and...

Special Articles

The study examines the experience of women farmers who lack rights to land and related factors of production, and provides insights into a number of conditions that hamper rural women's right to agricultural land. Further, it explores how...

Special Articles

This paper compares market structure in different industries using conventional additive measures and various indices of firm size inequality. It is found that levels or changes in market structure are not exactly consistent across various...

Economic Notes

Even as measures to modernise and revitalise the financial sector need to be taken, the government should not tamper with the vigilance exercised by the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Glimpses from the Past / Web Exclusives

The debate on whether (and if so, how) Indian agriculture has moved from a feudal mode of production to a capitalist mode of production has been a long and a vexed one. EPW brings you this essay by Hamza Alavi, that has been at the centre of this...

Web Exclusives

The BJP government might have embarked on knee-jerk labour reform measures with an eye on the capital market, but sustainable goals on labour reforms can only be achieved through social dialogue. The absence and stagnation of social dialogue with...