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Monkey Business

We should not be surprised that demonetisation, announced a year ago, failed to stem counterfeiting, an art as old as coinage itself.

The Long History of Priestly Debauchery

In 1862, Bombay High Court ruled in favour of a journalist accused of libel for writing articles about the sexual exploitation of women by the head of a Vaishnava sect.

Dual Identities, Parallel Lives

Could Bhogwan Singh, the actor, and Bhagwan Singh, the revolutionary, be one and the same?

​Bordering Tranquility

The sacred and the profane share an uneasy coexistence amidst the serene ambience of a Buddhist monastery in Tuting, a closely guarded village bordering Tibet.

America's Contradictions on Gun Rights

The initial outrage in the United States after a gunman killed 20 children in a school has faded. Indeed, many states have loosened and not tightened laws on gun control. In the meanwhile children have to go through "lockdown" drills in school to learn how to face possible violent events. Since the matter of gun rights is so related in the US to the concepts of individual liberty and the doctrine of self-suffi ciency, it is time perhaps that the latter concepts themselves were re-examined.

A Gilded Life

The history of gold hunting in New Zealand is replete with the little-known story of a gold-digger with an Indian connection.

Reading East Asian History Differently

The tensions between Japan and China over control of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands go back more than a century. But there was a time when the islands were a part of the Ryukyu kingdom which was independent of both countries and had trade links with both.

Baburao Ambadaskar: On His Retirement

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

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