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

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Terror in Latehar

In the past few years, villages of Manika Block in Latehar District have been terrorised by Jharkhand Jan Mukti Parishad (JJMP), a police-sponsored outfit allegedly aimed at countering Maoist influence. JJMP gangs roam in the area and harass innocent villagers, extorting money, interfering with...

On the Tehelka Case

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), from the very beginning, has supported the complaint of the woman journalist of Tehelka magazine who accused the editor of Tehelka , Tarun Tejpal, of rape and sexual assault. PUCL salutes her courage for breaking the silence on rape and sexual...

Expand the Food Security Bill

LETTERS Issn 0012-9976 Ever since the first issue in 1966, EPW has been India’s premier journal for comment on current affairs and research in the social sciences. It succeeded Economic Weekly (1949-1965), which was launched and shepherded by Sachin Chaudhuri, who was also the founder-editor of EPW...

Neglect of Children under Six

The following is an open letter to prime minister Manmohan Singh: We are writing to express our deep concern about the neglect of children under six in the Union Budget 2007-08. You may remember meeting some of us on December 19 last year (just after “Bal Adhikar Samvad”), when we discussed the...

Leather Goods Industry in Kanpur

This study explores how socio-economic factors interlink producers' businesses and production activities, and how business interlinkings cause extra-economic coercion on producers of both the Hindu and Muslim communities, as well as those of various sub-castes and investment sizes. A cooperative could help alleviate many problems of the producers, and also mitigate caste and religious prejudices.

People s Initiative for Development Indira Gandhi Nahar Yatra

Indira Gandhi Nahar Yatra Kavita Srivastava M S Rathore What is the impact of the world's longest irrigation project in Rajasthan on the environment and on the local inhabitants? What are the issues around which local communities can be mobilised to participate in the management of the canal?

Deorala Episode-Women s Protest in Rajasthan

Women's Protest in Rajasthan Strong outbursts of emotion continue to mark the positions and counterpositions provoked by the so-called 'sati
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