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Democracy versus Economic Transformation?

Chatterjee sets up a number of structural oppositions but a more insightful and productive understanding of ongoing change would not only dissolve some of these distinctions but also invert some of the attributes of both "civil" and "political" society.

Teaching to Hate

The RSS/BJP has attempted to effect a radical departure in the existing educational ethos through the use of both state power and the instruments of 'civil society'. This article looks at schooling as part of the RSS agenda to create certain notions of citizenship and identity, first examining the textbook debate and then through ethnographic fieldwork in RSS schools in Chhattisgarh.

History and Memory

Memory, Identity, Power: Politics in the Jungle Mahals 1890-1950 by Ranabir Samaddar; Orient Longman, 1998; pp viii+295, Rs 250.

Indian Anthropology and Sociology

There is need of a rigorous and comprehensive history of Indian sociology-anthropology, constituted as a full-fledged research area, to study the material, ideological and institutional context in which these disciplines developed. A report on a national workshop on the issue.

Caste and the Census-Implications for Society and the Social Sciences

criterion of mere seniority, such as longer duration of the incumbent in office of the chief justice, the action of not appointing the seniormost judge would not have looked like supersession.

Defending the Dalki Forest- Joint Forest Management in Lapanga

'Joint' Forest Management in Lapanga Nandini Sundar Abha Mishra Neeraj Peter This paper argues that the concept of 'joint' management of forests needs to be looked at historically in order to uncover the degree of state intervention in what are generally known as community forest protection schemes. It looks at various threats to sustainability of JFM in one village in Sambalpur district of Orissa, highlighting the fact that management for timber rather than merely protection by village committees is illegal. Thus, where community forest 'management' has been successful, it rests on the connivance in illegality of sympathetic forest officers.

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