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

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Narrative of the Golden Hindu Period

Individuals associated with Sangh Parivar often cite Angus Maddison to support their narrative that India’s economic past was that of a golden bird. However, this is mere cherry-picking, and when looked at in its entirety, Maddison’s findings about India’s past are not that flattering. They show that
the golden Hindu period is a mere fantasy.

Are Resettled Oustees from the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project ‘Better Off’ Today?

Three decades after their displacement on account of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the living conditions of resettled tribals in Gujarat are compared with those living in semi-evacuated villages and in villages within a 15–20 kilometre radius of the project-affected area. Findings on asset ownership, housing and living conditions, occupation, agricultural practices, and awareness and utilisation of government programmes and services are presented in order to determine whether the resettled population is “better off” as compared to the other two groups.

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