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Anti-Rushdie Disturbances in Bombay

Anti-Rushdie Disturbances in Bombay Asghar Ali Engineer The recent anti-Rushdie violence in Bombay was completely avoidable: there was, in the first place no need for the bandh call since India had already banned the controversial book; the police need not have banned the morcha; and, most certainly, the excessive use of force was entirely unwarranted.

Maulana Azad and the Freedom Struggle

Maulana Azad was not a professional historian to have taken into account all the forces, including the larger socio-economic forces, which made for the country's partition. The controversy raging after the release of the hitherto unpublished portions of India Wins Freedom ignores these limitations of Azad.

Religion and Liberation

Asghar Ali Engineer Discussions at two recent seminars probed the link between religion and the struggle against the injustices of the capitalist system.

Sectarian Clashes in Bombay

Asghar Ali Engineer The September clashes between Sunni Muslims and Bohras in Bombay, whatever their immediate provocation, are yet another feature of the use of religion by vested interests.

The Lessons of Murshidabad

The Lessons of Murshidabad Asghar Ali Engineer Santimay Ray Religiously-oriented agitations do evoke strong sentiments even among the followers of the Left. The Left should adopt a more creative approach towards religion and religious issues.

Marriage and Communalism

The forcible remarriage of a Hindu girl because she had earlier married a Muslim of her own free choice in Palwal town in Haryana may have been a small incident, but it is indicative of a major trend in our political culture. 


Aurangabad Riots Part of Shiv Sena s Political Strategy

In the outward movement of Indian capital, the big firms account for the major portion. Birlas, Tatas, Thapar, JK and Modi together account for about 50 percent of Indian foreign investment (Lall, 1986). This outward movement has been impelled by a combination of two factors

Building a Sense of History

The SAARC conference on history was held in Bangladesh against the background of Ershad's new-found Islamic zeal and the deepening political crisis in the country.

Capitalist Development and Ethnic Tension

Meenakshi Thapan discussed the problem of sifting facts from fiction in the process of gathering information and also the structural controls imposed on the subjects for transmitting certain types of information. Madhu Kishwar, elaborating on the 'subjectivity of the researched', pointed out that the subjectivity of women was controlled by the men in a variety of situations and therefore extremely difficult to grasp. The problem of authenticity of the subject's voice becomes enormous in disaster situations such as communal riots.

Gian Prakash Committee Report on Meerut Riots

activity which exists.
Nor would it be wise to allow the state boards a status of more than a courtesy of consultation in the selection of new Held institutions. And even for this courtesy a time limit must be fixed for their response.

Indian Politics A Marxist View with a Difference

is seen that the gain in the share of 'compensation of employees' was almost entirely due to changes in the share of this factor within each sector in Period I, whereas the gain in Period II was almost entirely due to shift from the unorganised sector to organised sector This finding is consistent with the more pronounced shift observed in favour of tertiary sector in Period II as indicated earlier. It is likely that the expansion of the public sector in general and government services in particular may have contributed to the shift towards the 'compensation of employees'. In the case of shares of 'interest' and 'rent', the findings are in conformity with the analysis emerging from Table 4. The share of 'profits and dividend and mixed income of self- employed declined significantly in both the periods but in Period I, the decline was mainly due to the shift within each of the two sectors whereas the decline in Period II was mainly due to the shift from unorganised sector to organised sector. This phenomenon can further be explained in terms of low profitability of the public sector The above analysis would indicate that the shifts in NDP from the primary sector to the tertiary sector and from the unorganised sector to the organised sector, which were more accentuated in the post-1970-71 period, have caused the shifts in the factor income shares.


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