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Ajay K MehraSubscribe to Ajay K Mehra

ICSSR: Beyond the Controversies

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) was not so much in the news for having completed three decades of its existence in July last year, as it has been since. So much so, that Partha S Ghosh, a senior director at the ICSSR and distinguished social scientist himself, was compelled to air his anguish in the EPW (February 17, 2001). Unfortunately, by giving the whole controversy a ‘saffronising’ twist, which seems to have misled the social science community and has been uncritically lapped up by prominent media personalities, the ICSSR chairman has made the confusion worse confounded.
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