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Commentary

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....

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....

The concept of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment has gained significant traction in the investment sphere in recent times. In 2019, the market capitalisation of ESG-focused....

Preference for sons over daughters before and after birth is an antiquated sociocultural practice that pervades a majority of patrilineal societies—it can lower the chances of daughters being born and....

Surjit S Bhalla is indefatigable in his search for and defence of truth via facts and in that quest, he has, on occasion, taken on the likes of Jean Drèze and others. In this instance, Bhalla (2023b)....

As machine learning (ML) algorithms become more prevalent in society, the need to ensure that these algorithms are free from bias becomes increasingly important. The potential consequences of biased....

The passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha in September 2023 marks another step in India’s commitment to gender equality in politics. The 128th Constitutional Amendment reserves 33%....

The appointment of a High Level Committee on the Indian Diaspora by the Ministry of External Affairs in August 2000 heralded a new era in showing the Government of India’s (GoI) concern towards its....

In its 283rd report released in September 2023, the Law Commission of India (LCI) commented on the highly complex issue of the age of consent for sexual interactions. The Protection of Children from....

The global economy experienced one of the worst recessions in history in 2020. 1 There appears to be a general consensus that while the economy was in good shape, a random external shock (which could....

During the last decade, there have been in-depth discussions in the international fora on the revision of the System of National Accounts (SNA), 2008, which was the fourth in the series since its....

I gained new knowledge in every class and read books related to land rules. I regularly attended the lectures of M Kunhaman sir from Tata Institute [of Social Sciences]. — C K Janu, Adimamakka (2023)....

Given its century-long history, Indian sociology can no longer take refuge under it being a nascent discipline of colonial vantage yet to find its firm feet in the Indian soil. With no inconsiderable....

Hysterectomy is the most frequently performed major gynaecological procedure, wherein the uterus is surgically removed (Prayas 2013; Sardeshpande 2014). It is perform­ed for benign (not fatal) and....

Twenty-eight years have passed since caste violence of an unprecedented nature rocked southern Tamil Nadu. In 1995, when caste conflicts were raging in Tamil Nadu, a fact-finding team of the People’s....