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Sharit K Bhowmik: (1948–2016)

The incredibly active lifespan of an activist sociologist who devoted his career and skills to study the capacity of the Indian working class and even intervened to enhance it, came to an end on 8 September 2016 in Bangkok. Sharit K Bhowmik had gone there for a workshop on labour issues. This brief...

How (Not) to Write Hill History

Rereading any history for contemporary political projects leads to a partial reading of that history. This is the problem with Tamang and Thendup's reading of Darjeeling's history in the context of Telangana's new statehood. However, Gorkhaland's struggle in no way loses its importance even if it may not be similar to Telangana.

Tribal Detour in Darjeeling Hills

Tribal identity in the mountainous Darjeeling area of West Bengal is being used as a tool by the state to dismantle the renewed Gorkha agitation. An analysis of the ways in which the classificatory arrangement by which the state identifies and designates communities as tribes has become a politically provocative and productive tool to divide hill communities.

Tribal detour in Darjeeling Hills

Tribal identity in the mountainous Darjeeling area of West Bengal is being used as a tool by the state to dismantle the renewed Gorkha agitation. An analysis of the ways in which the classificatory arrangement by which the state identifies and designates communities as tribes has become a politically provocative and productive tool to divide the hill communities.

Gorkhas and Adivasis in Dooars-Terai

The Bengal tea zone, marred by ethnic and class polarisation, has failed to r eceive the scholarly attention it deserves. Viewed from this perspective Sharit Bhowmik’s attempt to overview the situation of the Dooars-Terai region “Wages and Ethnic Conflicts in Bengal’s Tea I ndustry” (EPW, 6 August...
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