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

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Cloudy Spring

India's Muslim Spring: Why Is Nobody Talking About It? by Hasan Suroor; New Delhi: Rupa Publications, 2014; pp 200, Rs 395.

National Policy for Children 2013

India is home to the largest number of children, 43 crore, in the world. Their care situation is in a shambles. Although, the new National Policy for Children reaffirms that they are "national assets", the budgetary outlays are not sufficient to take care of their health, education, protection and development.

Post-Sachar Reservation Politics

The recent attempt to pass a 4.5% sub-quota for Muslims under backward classes has drawn the community into the reservation framework. In this light, it is important to recognise castes within Muslims that are poor and socially downtrodden. A change in our understanding of the homogeneity of the Muslim community is the key to understand the issues at hand.
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