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

Articles By Jos Chathukulam

Cuba Family Code

The latest family code in Cuba, with its progressive provisions regarding LGBT+ rights, recognition of women’s household work, strong measures against gender violence and child protection, has the potential to usher in a democracy within Cuban families. This spirit of democracy will eventually have a considerable impact on the political dynamics and power structures within the country.

Is Democracy and Decentralisation the Answer for Lakshadweep?

Tensions are simmering in the union territory of Lakshadweep over a series of anti-people regulations issued by the present administrator. While everyone in the island and their supporters in mainland have been protesting against the draconian proposals, no one is discussing about the role of the deficit in democracy and decentralisation in the islands that led to the present crisis. It is crystal clear that the controversial regulations brought by present administrator of Lakshadweep are not in the best interest of a democratic society.

 

Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme in Kerala

Demands to launch an urban employment guarantee scheme similar to that of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been gaining traction for a while. Kerala has been a front-runner in this regard by launching the Ayyankali Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme way back in 2010. At a time when the entire country is seeking an urban counterpart of the rural employment guarantee scheme, the potential and pitfalls of its urban version need to be looked into.

 

Revisiting the Legacy of M N Srinivas

A new sociological imagination is needed to capture the totality of the social world of the village and beyond, the rapidly changing relationship between caste and class (and power), and especially of the subjective experiences and perspectives of the subalterns that did not figure adequately in M N Srinivas’s field-view.