Latest issue

Coherent national strategies, backed by regional cooperation efforts, offer a way forward for economic recovery in South Asia, which is rapidly becoming the next COVID-19 global hotspot. Challenges and policies relating to macroeconomics, health, economic sectors, stimulus measures, and reforms,...
This article focuses on how the women vendors negotiated their livelihood during the lockdown and analyses its impact. It looks at their ability to cope amidst vulnerability and marginalisation against the backdrop of the ongoing economic turmoil and potentially the...
The “real” dimension of politics can be defined in terms of parochial political interests that are immediately realised using means that may lack a normative force.
If the president-elect grasps today’s reality that now the centre is unable to hold, he will unleash many new possibilities.
The surge in state debt and the compression of their fiscal leeway has already had a negative effect on the spending patterns.

A ground-level survey of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in Jharkhand reveals that the scheme...

In the last few months, the digital community has effectively responded to the overwhelming changes...

The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 is a colonial era legislation that is still used as the primary law...

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted workers globally. This article attempts to highlight the impact...

In 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government introduced “Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics” to provide affordable basic healthcare to marginalised sections of society at their “doorsteps.” This paper...
The Supreme Court of India’s judgment on the Ayodhya dispute enables the triumph of a majoritarian claim—backed by a long, venomous communal campaign—over minority rights. The fact that the majority...
Hiduism and Politics Gail Omvedt This paper examines the role of 'Hinduism' in the course of socio-historical development in the Indian subcontinent, how there has been a gradual process of...
"New times" in the university are marked by narratives that bemoan a "decline in plurality and standards" especially in places where a new generation of scholars and students from historically...
The idea of happiness has changed. It has emerged as a measurable, autonomous, manageable, psychological variable in the global middle-class culture. The self-conscious, determined search for...
A necessary condition for the efficacy of the reservation policy in panchayati institutions is that elected representatives have independent power and autonomy over and above not only the direct...
Public intellectuals are not absent in Indian society, nor are they alien imports. But where there should be voices, there is now often silence. Are we all being co-opted too easily by the comforts...

Book store

Post Script

Brought to India from the tea estates of Sri Lanka, paan is a humble bread that tells the story of Indian Tamils who migrated to Ceylon as indentured labour.
Diverse experiences of partition are spoken about in a limited manner, resulting in a conscious silence.
At the root of sexual harassment in the arts is an unquestioning culture of subservience.

Read our coverage on Covid-19

Due to Aadhaar-related issues, there is a real possibility that the central government's relief package may not reach its intended beneficiaries.
India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is linked to its abandonment of the welfare state, marginalisation of public good principle and collapse and fragmentation of the public health system. As...
What lies behind the policy blindness towards concerns of the oppressed in India? The “social distancing” induced by the COVID-19 health crisis does not address the problem of deeper levels of...
Carbon emissions across the world have dropped after economic activities came to a halt due to the COVID-19 crisis. The positive impact on the environment could last the duration of the lockdown...
As the third chapter of the COVID-19 lockdown in India unfolds, the guidelines provided by the central and state governments remain ambiguous, unclear, and vague. The authors argue that such...
COVID-19 and the resultant lockdowns have severely curtailed the mobility of persons with disabilities, restricted their ability to seek basic necessities, healthcare, and assistance. Uncertainty on...
Back to Top