ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Men Doing Feminism

The 16 May 2015 issue of the EPW has a special section which refreshingly argues that men can be feminists and they can contribute to feminist knowledge when they make "care" an intellectual virtue and "care epistemology" their choicest mode. This affirmation is broached through an autobiographical mapping of each of the author's "towards feminism" journey. But the articles seem to have violated the same "care-epistemic" principles they had set for themselves. This review questions care epistemology's pertinence to the agenda in question. It points out that autobiography, ethnography and care could never accompany each other well.

Response to 'From Ambedkar to Thakkar and Beyond'

R Srivatsan's article on Ambedkar and dalit activism (27 September 2008) lacks a much needed broad conceptual framework.

Old Wine, New Bottles

This article raises several questions on the recent moves by the West Bengal government to provide greater impetus to grass roots planning by introducing an amendment to the West Bengal Panchayat Act of 1973. However, the amendment has its precursor in the â??convergent community actionâ?? plan of the early 1990s that was summarily abandoned for lack of adequate inputs and training.
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