ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846


The imposition of customs duties on 76 life-saving drugs is arbitrary and senseless.


A statement in November by a group of academics, tacitly over-defensive of the ruling power, rails against historians for adopting a blinkered and reductionist view and looking at Indian society through the prism of caste.

Special Articles

Practices of purity and pollution have been a critical area of inquiry in paid domestic work relations in India.


The recent elections to urban local governments in Uttar Pradesh showed an astonishing increase in Muslim representation.


The Asanghaditha Mekhala Thozhilali Union (AMTU), Kerala, a women’s trade union, applied for registration on 18 January 2016 and received it on 30 January 2016.

Book Reviews

The Spectral Wound: Sexual Violence, Public Memories and the Bangladesh War of 1971 by Nayanika Mookherjee, Durham: Duke, 2015; pp 325, $26.

Review Issues

While it is recognised that diversity in housing tenure options is a key enabler for low-income families to enter and engage with the urban economy, public housing providers and policymakers claim there are several impediments to the provision of subsidised rental housing.

Special Issues

The law and policy frameworks for allocation or reallocation of water to different uses, or within a category of use, remain underdeveloped in India.
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