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Editorials

The CRZ, 2018 prioritises the pursuit of profits at the cost of the environment and fishers’ livelihoods.
The BEST bus strike in Mumbai and its underlying issues exemplify the lacunas in India’s urban public transport.

Commentary

In end-2018, the Supreme Court commuted the death penalty in 11 cases to life imprisonment and also clarified the mitigating individual factors.

Special Articles

The paper seeks to examine the circumstances under which Michael Madhusudan Dutta, the 19th-century Renaissance poet of Bengal chose the slaying of Ravana’s son, Meghnad, as the subject for his magnum opus, with many of its facets being etched indelibly on the Bengali psyche in supersession of other prominent Ramayans.

Columns

The Constitution of India considers states to be the smallest unit of governance, leaving further devolution of powers at their discretion.

Book Reviews

Understanding Women’s Land Rights: Gender Discrimination in Ownership edited by Prem Chowdhry, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2017; pp 413, ₹ 1,095.

Review Issues

Following its mandate to double farmers’ income by 2022, the central government has enacted a separate model contract farming act in 2018 based on the perception that contract farming is one of the several pathways for doubling farm income.
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