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Lineage Ownership to Individual Rights

This article details the manner in which the land rights of the Kodava have changed over the past two centuries and the various implications of that. It shows how customary land rights were codified first by the Lingayat Rajas, how this codification was strengthened by the British, and the consequences of a historical transformation from common ownership in a marketless context to individual ownership in an increasingly market-dominated political economy.

Meat of the Matter

Considering that all through human evolution our ancestors had little choice but to bank on meat, the negative moniker “non-vegetarian” smacks of a little disesteem.

The Xenophobia of Patriots

In sports, politics or public life, what separates ultra-hyper patriotism from sheer xenophobia is often a razor’s edge.

Remembering Owen Lynch

Owen M Lynch, Charles F Noyes Professor Emeritus of Urban Anthropology and Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at New York University (NYU), New York City, passed away peacefully on 24 April in Boston. I received the sad news of his death from a common long-time friend and an anthropologist, Johanna...

Conditioned Lives?

Given the disparities in Indian society which affect Indian Muslims - some built-in due to various reasons and some created by the stepmotherly treatment meted out by the state - the government should show the will to implement the various recommendations of the Sachar Committee.
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