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Writing from the Inside-Documenting Change in Africa

released into irrigation canal. However, the main pollution load finds its way into river Sabarmati and people living downstream, out of city limit, are affected by it.

The Origins of Mozambique s Revolution

he calls 'theses' about Muslims in India. Some of the theses are hardly more than propositions. For example, he postulates that the Muslims, as a group, are steeped in backwardness. He explains this by reference to the relatively static character of their faith. Now, it is true that there is a widespread belief among the Muslims themselves that they are sinking into backwardness, but a really dispassionate analysis of the group would show that the effect of economic development and social change upon the Muslims has been quite varied. Some Muslims have benefited from the developmental process and social changes since Independence. Others have remained largely unaffected. Still others have experienced a decline. The right approach in the face of such diversity, would be to examine the validity of such propositions in the light of empirical details. Instead, presumptions (such as that of backwardness) are usually accepted as valid, and certain generalisations are then deduced from them.

ETHIOPIA- Time of Reckoning

THE story of Ethiopia reads like a grim fairy talc. The; Amharas and the Gallas, who dominate the Coptic Church and the; Throne, make up the aristocratic landed gentry who form 0.1 per cent of the population, Seventy per cent of the land is owned by this 0.1 per cent. Ninety per cent of the population is engaged in agriculture and tenant farmers make up 80 per cent of the agricultural population. These farmers pay 75 per cent of their produce as rent to their landlords. Tenants are also required to spend one day out of three rendering various unspecified services for their landlords.

LEBANON- Fedayeen Score in Lebanon

wards India may now be replaced by a realpolitik of reconciliation. This may be precisely why the Chinese seem favourably disposed to the emergence of Indira Gandhi as India's national leader with her new Weltanschauung and realistic flexibility in bargaining on issues. Another important reason why China prefers Indira Gandhi is that her policy pronouncement has consistently regarded Tibet as part of China, whereas the Syndicate and several other prominent members of Lok Sabha
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