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One of the functions of Parliament is to provide institutional space, promote deliberation and offer discursive/communicative space for hitherto marginalised, muted sections to acquire skill and power of knowledge to make speeches that are proportionate to the public cause they...
In the name of empowering farmers, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 has displayed a blinkered vision of an integrated supply chain—by undermining the importance of Agricultural Produce Market Committee markets in a competitive and...
The history of local alliances forged between caste groups and the state is interrogated, through the colonial period leading to current day west Uttar Pradesh. The recent farm acts threaten to supplant such alliances, with the state aligning with the interests...
This paper examines the experiences of Anglo-Indian women teaching in Bengaluru’s English medium private schools to understand how they negotiate professional constraints by drawing on Diane Reay’s feminist extension of Pierre Bourdieu’s “forms of capital.” It argues that her concept...
Growing up in a small but historically eminent town—Gaya in Bihar—as a Muslim from a culturally rich and socially privileged family, and studying in a Christian minority school, I was exposed to diverse experiences that ingrained in me a fascination...

In this episode, we speak to Nitin Dhaktode and Aditi Priya about welfare schemes and the role of...

Tracing the history of land reforms in the island group shows how the previous administrations had...

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...

This paper, based on the data from the annual Periodic Labour Force Survey, reflects on the lack of sustainable sources of livelihood and the phenomenon of multiple activities pursued simultaneously...
Does the present income accounting system represent the real value of the wealth of the economy? If not, how do we evaluate the performance economy? How can the present evaluation method accommodate...
This paper examines the experiences of Anglo-Indian women teaching in Bengaluru’s English medium private schools to understand how they negotiate professional constraints by drawing on Diane Reay’s...
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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In The Shadow Lines , Amitav Ghosh shows that the narratives surrounding the independence and partition of India go beyond the binary of euphoria and gloom, and can be read through the ambivalent...
The present pandemic has posed a new challenge to photojournalists who have documented the crisis in the face of severe social distancing norms and threat of infection.
Diasporic distance is measured in time—the number of hours spent devouring news from India, the months spent imagining a near future of reunions.

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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