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

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Challenges of Rural-Urban Classification for Decentralised Governance

Rural and urban areas under the new panchayat raj amendments will not only have to make their own plans but also generate some resources locally. This brings into sharp focus the many problems thrown up by the existing definitions of rural and urban areas which impinge on effective local governance.

Census and the Construction of Communalism in India

The article highlights the role of the census in the construction of mutually exclusive religious communities and their particular demographic and geographical features in furthering the communal consciousness in colonial India through the policy of divide and rule. The perpetuation of demographic religions continued in independent India's categorisation census exercises where the demographic anxieties are paramount and the planks of social justice ignored.

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