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A Revolutionary Woman

A Passionate Life: Writings by and on Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay edited by Ellen Carol Dubois and Vinay Lal, Zubaan Publishers, 2017; pp xvi + 483, ₹ 995.

Champion for the South

Looking Back at the South Commission

A member of the erstwhile South Commission (1987-90) describes its genesis and journey while critically examining, in retrospect, not only its composition and its political economy framework but also the very notion of the South as a political economy configuration. It is contended that the concept of South does not exist today in the sense as it did in the decades of the 1980s and 1990s.


A freedom movement for women has been sparked off. Citizens across the country are demanding an end to the generations of violence and suppression faced by hundreds of millions of Indian women and girls – from rape and domestic abuse, to lower pay and no right to property. Voters are calling on...

Translating Symbolism into Action: AAP's jhadus

The Aam Aadmi Party should engage with the problems of the manual scavengers and waste pickers earnestly to translate their symbolism - using the jhadu as their election symbol, into action.

A Republic of Voices

The skimpy or almost non-existent coverage by the media of the four landmark legislations empowering the underprivileged once again highlights its pre-occupation with issues central to the elite.

K S Krishnaswamy

The “culture” of a Mysorean has been captured in the writings of R K Narayan. However, for those who migrated to Delhi from Mysore, it was a subject we often went back to noting our uniqueness with a sense of contentment if not quiet pride. We cherished the fact that we were a rather laid-back...

Three Cheers for India's Electorate

The verdict in Tamil Nadu is a brilliant expression of the quality of Indian democracy. Votes could not be bought. In West Bengal too while bribing was not part of the scene, issues and the passion of a woman moved the electorate to vote her to office. Our political landscape will now have four...


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