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The NET Paradox

This is a close scrutiny of the history question papers for the National Eligibility Test conducted by the University Grants Commission (June 2013) which demonstrates the manner in which the UGC is actually damaging the discipline through the rather unimaginative format it has chosen for assessing the potential of candidates.

Deeply Flawed

Recent events in Nandigram have led to varied reactions. One, which has become more marked recently, is the at­ tribution of commonalities of these events with the Gujarat pogrom of 2002. The common features are said to be the use of politically organised cadres, and the absence or active...

How the City Devours Its Children

In addition to the distorted land use pattern, Delhi has experienced the abdication by its government of its responsibility to primary education and public transport Children, especially belonging to lower and lower middle class, have to ferry over long distances in the absence of good state-run schools in their neighbourhood. But with public space in Delhi being usurped by the affluent few and private transport businessmen, who drive recklessly to make a quick buck, accidents like the recent accident when an overcrowded school bus fell into the Yamuna, have become quite common.

Urban Development in a Colonial Situation-Early Nineteenth Century Bombay

Early Nineteenth Century Bombay Amar Farooqui Opium provided the Bombay bourgeoisie an important source of accumulation. This accumulation together with the capital which had become available through a strong indigenous presence in the commercial activity of western and central India could be channelised into industrial development at Bombay. This had its impact on urban development. From an urban sociological perspective Bombay is representative not so much of a colonial city with its colonial/indigenous spatial dualism but is an easily recognisable capitalist city with class differentiation determining its spatial pattern.

Colonial Get-Away

Colonial Get-Away Amar Farooqui Ipiperial Simla: The Political Culture of the Raj by Pamela Kanwar; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1990; pp xiv + 316, Rs 225.
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