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Book Reviews

The book, The New Republic: Populism, Power and the Trajectories of Indian Democracy, edited by Shray Mehta and Ravi Kumar is unusual insofar as each segment/content, not chapters, are interviews that....

Scholarship on North East India heavily foregrounds on ethnicity, conflicts and resolution customary laws and tradition (under)development, insurgency, identity politics, political autonomy movements....

Historians of the press face a central question—do they focus on the influence of business interests on the press reportage, or should the relations of the state with the Fourth Estate take precedence....

In Deepa Dhanraj’s film, We Have Not Come Here to Die (2018), which follows the events after Rohith Vemula’s death on the campus of the University of Hyderabad, there is an unforgettable scene in....

The opportunity for travel is often reserved for the privileged in highly stratified societies. During 19th-century England, the most romanticised and celebrated figure was that of the global flâneur....

In February 2023, Seattle City Council amended the anti-discrimination legislative protections in employment, public places, housing, and contracting to include caste as a protected category. 1 In....

The reviewer, being a geographer, was very happy to see that Chapter 1 was titled “Geography and Demography.” The joy was, however, short-lived. One found, scant, if any, reference to the terrain and....

Corruption issues are dominating public discourse at least since the earlier part of the last decade. Yet the theorisation of the issue, public policy implications and political usage, especially in....

It is widely believed that the Naga political conflict is closely associated with the spread of Christianity. Several hypotheses have been proposed in this regard. First, the introduction of a common....

Structuralist macroeconomist Lance Taylor once said that a macroeconomist should teach theory in the morning, advise authorities in the afternoon, and write serious academic papers late in the evening....

For Delhiites, the image of the loud-mouthed uncouth (sub)urban men showing off their posh sedan or SUV with “Jat Pride” stuck in the rear glass is as symbolic an image as Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is....

In the aftermath of the pandemic when nation states were grappling with the question of ensuring human security by bringing in an efficient public health system, Russia chose to invade Ukraine with....

Hindu nationalism in India has received much attention from diverse scholars since the late 1980s. This edited volume focuses on capturing the features of the “new Hindutva,” specifically the avatar....

Judith Butler, although a political philosopher, engages with a broad range of fields from feminism, gender, and queer theory to literature. Butler’s work stresses relationality between human beings....

Renowned anthropologist Veena Das’s book, Slum Acts, works at multiple levels—at once a treatise on the philosophy of knowledge, a reflection on methods, a critique of the foundational principles on....