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Why It Is Important to Retain an Independent Mahila Samakhya Programme

The Mahila Samakhya Programme that began in 1989 has made significant contributions to women's empowerment in a little over 25 years. Yet, the government seems unsure about Mahila Samakhya. This article evaluates the programme's successes and argues against scrapping it summarily or merging it with other programmes.

Primary Schools in West Bengal

The Delivery of Primary Education: A Study in West Bengal (The Pratichi Education Report) by Kumar Rana, Abdur Rafique and Amrita Sengupta (with an Introduction by Amartya Sen); TLM Books in association with Pratichi (India) Trust, New Delhi, 2002; pp 127, Rs 150.00 ($5.0).
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