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The recent Israeli aggression in Gaza Strip has drawn the world’s attention to the plight of Palestinians once again. The fact that Palestine has remained under occupation for decades, despite the claims of triumph of democracy and human rights, has...
This is in response to the article by Anurag Bhaskar “Reservations, Efficiency, and the Making of Indian Constitution” (EPW, 8 May 2021). The article is scholarly, informative, and convincing. It would also have been timely had it been published in...
The Ministry of Labour and Employment recently announ­ced the formation of an expert panel “to provide technical inputs and recommendations on fixation of Minimum Wages and National Floor Minimum Wage.” While the terms of reference have not been announced, the...
The contributions of Marine Protected Areas vary greatly depending on their size, age, types and intensity of resource extraction in their area and level of financial support for management. Taking India as a typical example, how modern legal rationality, especially...
The possibilities and impossibilities of carving out a separate Adivasi/indigenous studies field within Indian academia are foregrounded. Counterposing the existing modernist and integrationist studies which endeavoured to weave the multiple histories into one singular Adivasi subjectivity to provide an ontological...

This comic is based on Sharat G Lin’s paper, “ US Lying about Halabja: Justifying the Invasion of...

This paper attempts to understand the larger meanings that interlink social spaces of Dalits women...

The discourse and politics of equidistance from majority communalism and minority communalism is...

While English is not the official language of India, it has become the language of the ruling elite...

The general idea that “politics is for males and the private for females” applies to Santal society as well. The political space in Santal traditional society is male-dominated with little room for...
The Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics of the Delhi government have received national and international attention for their unique public health service delivery design. From April 2016 to March 2017 they...
Dalit women’s experiences as epistemic spaces form the basis for a new conceptual and theoretical framework of a Dalit “womanist–humanist complex” to analyse the materiality of caste, class, gender,...
The assertion of autonomous dalit women's organisations in the 1990s threw up several crucial theoretical and political challenges, besides underlining the brahmanism of the feminist movement and the...
Poverty as a concept is closely related to inequality. Given the average income level, a higher level of inequality (reflected by the usual measures) will tend to be associated with a higher level of...
Based on the memories of elderly Naga and Mizo villagers in north-east India who underwent grouping in the 1950s and 1960s, this article shows how the concept of "success" and "failure" used by...
Because of the connection between knowledge and politics, someone urging a view about scientific inquiry may be understood and read as supporting a political analysis, even when that is not her...
On one hand the BJP defines SC, BC castes as Hindus, and on the other hy banning beef denies them their age-old food habits. If beef is banned it will he the beginning of the end of the country's...

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Do we shrug off the existential heartburn on seeing a tree being axed, blaming it on the inevitable progression of things?
Viewing tech giants like Facebook and Twitter as principal agents of free speech has far-reaching consequences on the health and functioning of a democracy.
A researcher reflects on what it means to translate policy ethnography into action.

Read our coverage on COVID-19 vaccines

The crisis of COVID-19 vaccines in India is a consequence of government policies dating back decades. Private foundations led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have engineered a shift in...
The government’s narrative on vaccination should reflect sincerity, truth and transparency.
India’s COVID -19 vaccine policy betrays a lack of vision and social responsibility.
The two recent major decisions of the Indian health authorities regarding Covid -19 vaccination are problematic.
The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and National Disaster Management Act, 2005 grant the Government of India a great deal of autonomy and control in declaring an infectious disease as a pandemic and in...
In granting EUA to vaccines, both urgency and adherence to protocol should be taken into consideration.
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