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‘Non-academic’ Genius

I found the column “The Pottery of Physics” by Kamala Mukunda and Venkatesh Onkar (EPW , 2 December 2017) to be an extremely interesting observation about the neglect of ways of learning other than the so-called “academic” learning. My younger brother showed a precocity towards “non-verbal”...

EPW: Reminiscences

Sociologist, scholar, author and former guest editor of the Economic & Political Weekly's "Review of Women's Studies," the writer gives an anecdotal account of her association with the journal and how she continues to watch the weekly grow and transform with changing times. Her association with the EPW--as an observer and a participant--is inextricably linked with her own life story.

The Indian Woman

Indian Women: Contemporary Essays edited by Devaki Jain and C P Sujaya; Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, 2015; pp xi+235, Rs 335.

Vina Mazumdar: Architect of an Era

Many have written about this most unusual person who left such an imprint on many of us and on many institutions. She taught me to be a scholar-activist and develop an undying concern for women’s rights. I first met her when I joined the Research Centre for Women’s Studies at SNDT Women’s...

Adam Smith Revisited

Beyond the Invisible Hand: Groundwork for a New Economics by Kaushik Basu (Princeton: Princeton University Press and New Delhi: Penguin Books), 2011; pp 292, Rs 399.

Leela Dube

In my obituary on Leela Dube, “Distinguished Anthropologist with Feminist Sensibilities” (EPW, 30 June 2012), I had mentioned that she was the chair of the Tenth ­International Congress of Anthro­po­logical and Ethnological Sciences. It should not be Congress but Commission. I owe this correction...

Distinguished Anthropologist with Feminist Sensibilities

Leela Dube's deep knowledge of anthropology and feminist issues made her a pioneer in advancing feminist anthropology in studies on women and development.

Perennial Philosophy

Ethics for Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective by M V Nadkarni (New Delhi: OUP), 2011; pp 262, Rs 650.

Quality of Teaching and Research

On the set of articles commenting on the review of the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) (EPW, 13 August 2011), I agree fully with the report on the Delhi centric-functioning of the ICSSR. There is definitely patronage practised in many of our institutions, ICSSR being no exception...

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