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Why India Needs to Address Caste-Based Manual Scavenging Before it Aims for A 'Swacch Bharat'

A recent report in the Indian Express states that an inter-ministerial task force has counted up to 53,236 people involved in manual scavenging in India, a four-fold rise from the 13,000-odd such workers accounted for in official records until 2017. A reading list examines manual sanitation work in India.

The Early History of the RSS: A Reading List

What were the inflection points in the early history of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)?

World Environment Day: Are Development and the Environment at Odds With Each Other?

A series of articles think through whether development and the environment are in conflict with each other, using examples from multiple regions.

Beyond the Noise: A Reading List on Employment Trends in India

To understand the context within which the current debate about employment is playing out, it is important to examine long-standing trends in employment in India.

Where There are Indians, There is Caste: A Reading List on Denial in Diaspora

A reading list discusses how caste manifests in Indian diasporas and how the fight against caste discrimination has played out globally.

Agrarian Distress in India: A Short Reading List

The underlying issues of the farmers' long march—rural distress, debt burden, farmer suicides and the efficacy of the Forest Rights Act—need to be continually interrogated.

Ration Bachao: Why do Protesters in Ranchi Want Food not Cash?

A reading list assesses if Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is the answer to leakages in the Public Distribution system (PDS).

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