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Commentary

A fter the health crisis created by the pandemic and subsequent rea lisations of the structural weaknesses of the health systems, a lot of enthusiasm and expectation had formed surrounding the 2021–22....

The last few years have been marked by a conscious and sustained effort to “decolonise” India. Central to the decolonisation effort has been the post-colonial state’s long-drawn desire to shun....

The article discusses the prevailing inequality in digital education in terms of unequal schools, access to digital resources, and digital literacy corresponding to the social backgrounds of the....

The outcome of the 2023 Telangana assembly elections has thrown up certain unique trends in India’s democratic landscape. Typically, state elections revolve around dominant themes such as development....

The COVID -19 pandemic has had a significant impact on child undernutrition, especially in low- and middle-income countries ( LMIC s ) (Heade y et al 2020). With the pandemic causing disruptions in....

The historic Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, a fundamental right as per the Constitution, enacted after decades of struggle, provides a legal entitlement....

The transfers of revenue from the union to the state governments for effective performance through an independent body serve the objectives of equity and efficiency relatively better than those of a....

Jharkhand is a state with huge opp­ortunities but unmet expectations (Debroy et al 2011). It is one of the poorer Indian states with poor development indicators while rich in mineral resources. The....

Urmila Devi was very self-consciously covering her right hand with her shawl. It was obvious why she was doing so. Two of her fingers were missing. They had been crushed. The compound of the panchayat....

In a difficult time, sociology shall enable everyone participating in it as teachers and students, scholars and researchers, writers and institution builders, to ask difficult questions. In general....

Since the early 1990s, the 13th Amendment that was proposed as a part of the India–Sri Lanka accord as a constitutional provision to address the Tamil national question in Sri Lanka has been....

It is argued that free trade agreements (FTAs) connote a gradual increment of regionalism with many countries in the world opting for trade agreements. Over the years, India has been very active in....

What would justice look like if it were trauma-informed at its core? At the very least, it would depart from the ideology and architecture of prisons, with their metallic cages and panopticon....

While writing my doctoral thesis, J P S (or Jit) Uberoi, my sup­ervisor, asked me to meet him early one morning. I had returned from a year-long ethnographic fieldwork (1985–86) among Ansari weavers....

It is clear that Marxists obsess about chains—they talk of losing our chains (Marx), of weak links in chains (Lenin), and of course breaking chains, in Luxemburg’s beautiful phrasing, “Where the....