Discussion Maps

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW.   In 1978, clinics in India started offering amniocentesis to detect “foetal genetic abnormalities.” According to Patricia Jeffery,...
  • PRANAB BARDHAN 1982
  • VIMAL BALASUBRAMANYAN 1982
  • DHARMA KUMAR 1983a
  • LEELA DUBEY 1983a
  • VIMAL BALASUBRAMANYAN 1983
  • L S VISHWANATH 1983
  • ROGER JEFFERY AND PATRICIA JEFFERY 1983
  • DHARMA KUMAR 1983b
  • LEELA DUBEY 1983b
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW.   In 2013, Jaipur Police filed a first information report (FIR) against Ashis Nandy under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled...
  • GOPAL GURU 2013
  • DILIP M MENON 2013
  • K V CYBIL 2013
  • ARVIND KUMAR AND SRITI GANGULY 2014
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.   Will a Marxist approach to politics today result in a just democracy?  Murzban Jal, in his 2011 article, calls for rethinking...
  • MURZBAN JAL, 2011
  • ARUN K PATNAIK, 2011
  • MURZBAN JAL, 2012
  • ARUN K PATNAIK, 2012
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   In 2011, Markar Melkonian wrote that Western capitalist nations present three broad arguments to justify the collapse of the...
  • MARKAR MELKONIAN 2011
  • PARESH CHATTOPADHYAY 2011
  • CEM SOMEL 2011
  • MARKAR MELKONIAN 2012
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   In his 2011 article, Montek Singh Ahluwalia reviewed the health of the Indian economy and evaluated the effectiveness of the...
  • MONTEK S AHLUWALIA 2011
  • S P SHUKLA, 2011
  • M A OOMMEN, 2011
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   With the advent of the green revolution in the mid-1960s, agriculture in India became increasingly industrialised and capital-...
  • SHRUTI BHOGAL AND SUKHPAL SINGH 2015
  • SUKHPAL SINGH 2016
  • SHRUTI BHOGAL AND SUKHPAL SINGH 2016
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.     Akshay Mathur’s 2013 article argues that global mechanisms to calculate crude oil prices, especially the Brent benchmark, need...
  • AKSHAY MATHUR, 2013
  • ADRIAN BINKS, 2013
  • AKSHAY MATHUR, 2014
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW.   In her 2006 article, Rita Kothari investigates the role of the Arya Samaj, an institution for social “reform,” and argues that it...
  • RITA KOTHARI, 2006
  • ANAND CHANDAVARKAR, 2006
  • RITA KOTHARI, 2006
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW.     The Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in 2014 was premised on an anti-corruption development narrative, a key feature of which...
  • DEV KAR, 2011
  • ARUN KUMAR, 2012
  • DEV KAR, 2012
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   M K Gandhi’s approach to issues of caste-based exploitation and subordination has been critiqued and scrutinised by theorists and...
  • SUHAS PALSHIKAR, 1996
  • ANUPAMA RAO, 1996
  • SUHAS PALSHIKAR, 1997
  • ANUPAMA RAO, 1997
How did the Emergency shape India’s current political climate? Arvind Rajagopal’s 2019 article reviews Gyan Prakash’s book Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point, and...
  • ARVIND RAJAGOPAL, 2019
  • GYAN PRAKASH, 2019
  • ARVIND RAJAGOPAL, 2019
A recent report in the Indian Express found that in...
  • SAMEER MOHITE, 2014
  • DISHA NAWANI, 2014
  • SAMEER MOHITE, 2015
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   In 2016, a study by the National Institute of...
  • BHARGAVI V DAVAR 2012
  • VIKRAM PATEL 2013
  • S PARASURAMAN AND VANDANA GOPIKUMAR, 2012
On 1 December, the price of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder...
  • LAHOTI ET AL, 2012
  • D C PATRA, 2013
  • LAHOTI ET AL, 2013
In 2019, EPW reviewed over 100 books. Read excerpts from 19 reviews that left an exceptional mark on our editors. EPW publishes two reviews of books written by established and emerging scholars and...
  • ECONOMICS AND POLICY
  • HISTORY AND METHODOLOGY
  • POLITICS AND DEMOCRACY
  • ECOLOGY AND THE STATE
  • LABOUR AND WOMEN
  • SOCIETY AND EQUALITY
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW.   The Indus Water Treaty (IWT),...
  • RAMASWAMY R IYER, 2010
  • PAVAN NAIR, 2010
  • MAJED AKHTER, 2010
  • RAMASWAMY R IYER, 2010
There is a long-standing and contentious debate on whether the benefits created by genetically modified organisms (GMOs) outweigh the costs. Currently, in India, the use of GM seeds that are not...
  • MEENA MENON, 2019
  • RAM KAUNDINYA, 2019
  • MEENA MENON, 2019
India’s first prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR),...
  • ASHWIN KUMAR AND M V RAMANA, 2011
  • S C CHETAL AND P CHELLAPANDI, 2011
  • M V RAMANA AND ASHWIN KUMAR, 2011
In 2010, the National Council of Applied Economic Research published a report titled “A Study of the Contribution of...
  • GOPAL K KADEKODI AND PRANAB MUKHOPADHYAY, 2011
  • RAHUL BASU 2012
  • R VENKATESAN 2012
  • RAHUL BASU 2012
Reading Gandhi today is more than just an engagement with his written word. For several decades, scholars across disciplines have attempted to arrive at a holistic understanding of Gandhi by...
  • 1949–59
  • 1960–69
  • 1970–79
  • 1980–89
  • 1990–99
  • 2000–09
  • 2010–19
India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is...
  • Bishwanath Goldar, 2015
  • R NAGARAJ, 2015
  • Surajit Mazumdar, 2015
  • ASHIMA GOYAL, 2015
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   Kimberle Crenshaw theorised “intersectionality” as a concept in a 1989...
  • NIVEDITA MENON, 2015
  • MEENA GOPAL, 2015
  • MARY E JOHN, 2015
  • JENNIFER C NASH, 2015
Is patriarchy more concerned with sexual repression or social reproduction? In 2018, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavaat was met with protests upon its release for...
  • CAROL UPADHYA, 1998
  • MARY E JOHN, TEJASWINI NIRANJANA, 1998
  • CAROL UPADHYA, 1998
  • RATNA KAPUR, 1999
Incessant rainfall across India’s western coast during the 2019 monsoon has led to ...
  • MIHIR SHAH, 2013
  • C J PERRY, 2013
  • MIHIR SHAH, 2013
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   On May 10, 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader Priyanka Sharma was...
  • ISHITA MUKHOPADHYAY, 2012
  • SUBHASIS BANDYOPADHYAY, 2012
  • SUKUMAR MUKHOPADHYAY, 2012
  • SUJAY GHOSH, 2012
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW.   In 1976, Mohammad Yunus set up the...
  • DAVID HULME AND MATHILDE MAITROT, 2014
  • MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS
    P SATISH, 2015
  • MICROFINANCE INSTITUTIONS
    R SEENIVASAN, 2015
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   What does “doing sociology” in India today entail?  In 2016, Sujata Patel...
  • VIVEK KUMAR, 2016
  • K L SHARMA, 2016
  • VIVEK KUMAR, 2016
  • EDITORIAL, 2016
  • ARVIND KUMAR, 2016
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW     According to the...
  • ARVIND PANAGARIYA, 2013
  • STUART GILLESPIE, 2013
  • GARGI WABLE, 2013
  • DIANE COFFEY ET AL
  • RAKESH LODHA, YOGESH JAIN, C SATHYAMALA, 2013
  • GUPTA ET AL, 2013
  • SEEMA JAYACHANDRAN, ROHINI PANDE, 2013
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   Rahul Pandita’s memoir, Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits, recounts the author’s experience of having...
  • ANURADHA BHASIN JAMWAL, 2013
  • RAHUL PANDITA, 2013
  • SUALEH KEEN, 2013
  • BASHIR MANZAR, 2013
  • GOWHAR GEELANI, 2013
  • SADAF MUNSHI, 2013
The contribution of the livestock sector to India’s agricultural gross domestic product has been increasing since the 1970s. Dairying accounts for more than two-thirds of the value of total livestock...
  • NILABJA GHOSH, AMARNATH TRIPATHI, M RAJESHWOR, AND ROOPAL SINGH, 2017
  • M DINESH KUMAR AND O P SINGH, 2017
  • NILABJA GHOSH, 2019
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   Is the left still relevant among the masses? Prabhat Patnaik in his 2011 article “The Left in Decline” introduces the term “...
  • PRABHAT PATNAIK, 2011
  • HIREN GOHAIN, 2011
  • KRIPA SHANKAR, 2011
  • DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA, 2011
  • ARUP BAISYA, 2011
  • SIDDHARTHA LAHIRI, 2011
  • PRABHAT PATNAIK, 2012
The Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) in Madhya Pradesh was set up by the state government to universalise primary education and ensure access to it for the marginalised sections of the society. R...
  • R GOPALAKRISHNAN AND AMITA SHARMA, 1998
  • RAHUL, 1999
  • R GOPALAKRISHNAN AND AMITA SHARMA,1999
  • VINOD VYASULU, 1999
  • P D KHERA, 1999
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.     Can there be a “factual” discussion of Bangladesh’s Liberation War?   Naeem Mohaiemen’s article, “Flying Blind: Waiting for a...
  • NAEEM MOHAIEMEN, 2011
  • SARMILA BOSE, 2011
  • NAEEM MOHAIEMEN, 2011
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s 2014 electoral campaign was built around the Gujarat “model” of development—...
  • R NAGARAJ AND SHRUTI PANDEY, 2013
  • MAITREESH GHATAK AND SANCHARI ROY, 2014
  • MAITREESH GHATAK ET AL, 2014
  • SUKUMAR MUKHOPADHYAY, 2013
  • R NAGARAJ AND SHRUTI PANDEY, 2014
  • RAVINDRA H DHOLAKIA, 2014
  • R NAGARAJ, 2014
  • SUGATA MARJIT, 2014
  • MAITREESH GHATAK ET AL, 2014
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   How strong is India’s democratic order? Bernard D’Mello’s 2013 article “'The Near and the Far': Why Is India’s Liberal–Political...
  • BERNARD D’MELLO, 2013
  • C P BHAMBRI, 2013
  • BERNARD D’MELLO, 2013
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   Can solar irrigation pumps give farmers income security? The Solar Power as a Remunerative Crop (SPaRC) project, implemented in...
  • SHAH ET AL, 2017
  • SAHASRANAMAN ET AL, 2018
  • VERMA ET AL, 2019
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   The annual Pratham–Annual Status of Education Reports (ASER) survey repeatedly points to learning deficiencies prevalent in...
  • ROHINI SAHNI AND V KALYAN SHANKAR, 2015
  • RAJESH MISHRA AND SUPRIYA SINGH, 2015
  • HARI NAIR, 2016
  • SAYANTAN MANDAL, 2016
  • JAYANTI DUTTA, 2016
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.     Can music resolve conflict?   Tejaswini Niranjana’s 2013 article examines the social role of Hindustani music in Karnataka’s...
  • TEJASWINI NIRANJANA, 2013
  • VIJAYAKUMAR M BORATTI, 2013
  • SHASHIKANTHA KOUDUR, 2013
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   Did Gandhi refuse to denounce the caste system? "The Doctor and the Saint"—written by Arundhati Roy as an introduction to B R...
  • RAJMOHAN GANDHI, 2015
  • ARUNDHATI ROY, 2015
  • NANDINI OZA, 2015
  • RAJMOHAN GANDHI, 2015
  The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Over 40 lakh people have been excluded from Assam’s National register of Citizens (NRC) published in July 2018. The Assam...
  • HIREN GOHAIN, FEBRUARY 1980
  • SANJIB KUMAR BARUAH, MARCH 1980
  • HIREN GOHAIN, APRIL 1980
  • SANJIB KUMAR BARUAH, MAY 1980
  • TILOTTOMA MISRA, AUGUST 1980
  • K M SHARMA, AUGUST 1980
  • HIREN GOHAIN, AUGUST 1980
  • AMALENDU GUHA, OCTOBER 1980
  • LILY BARA, DECEMBER 1980
  • UDAYON MISRA, FEBRUARY 1981
  • HIREN GOHAIN, FEBRUARY 1981
  • GAIL OMVEDT, MARCH 1981
  • SANJIB KUMAR BARUAH, APRIL 1981
  • AMALENDU GUHA, APRIL 1981
  • HIREN GOHAIN , MAY 1981
  • AMALENDU GUHA, MAY 1981
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.     What effect did colonial rule have on the Indian economy?   Is economic modernity a justifiable excuse for nearly 200 years of...
  • TIRTHANKAR ROY, 2015
  • ARINDAM BANERJEE, CHIRASHREE DAS GUPTA AND SURAJIT MAZUMDAR, 2015
  • TIRTHANKAR ROY, 2015
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW.   How much should India contribute to mitigating climate change?   The Paris Agreement signed by the Conference of Parties (CoP)...
  • KIRIT S PARIKH AND JYOTI K PARIKH, 2016
  • NAVROZ K DUBASH AND RADHIKA KHOSLA, 2016
  • KIRIT S PARIKH AND JYOTI K PARIKH, 2017
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW.   Should reservation in education and employment exclude the prosperous among the backward classes?     On 26 September 2018, the...
  • S SUBRAMANIAN, 2006
  • K SUNDARAM, 2007
  • K RAVI SRINIVAS, 2007
  • S SUBRAMANIAN, 2007
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.    Is there an effective blueprint to conserve tiger habitats?  In Ajay Dubey v National Tiger Conservation Authority (2012),...
  • K ULLAS KARANTH, AND KRITHI K KARANTH, 2012
  • NITIN RAI, 2012
  • DIVYA VASUDEV AND VARUN R GOSWAMI, 2012
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.    Does the caste system travel with us when we cross the seas? In 2005, the United States-based Hindu Education Foundation (HEF...
  • CHINNAIAH JANGAM, 2016
  • VAMSEE JULURI, 2016
  • CHINNAIAH JANGAM, 2016
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.  Politics in West Bengal has differed from the rest of the country in terms of ideology as well as agenda. The left with its...
  • PRASKANVA SINHARAY, 2012
  • UDAY CHANDRA AND KENNETH BO NIELSEN, 2012
  • SARBANI BANDYOPADHYAY, 2012
  • PARTHA CHATTERJEE, 2012
  • RANABIR SAMADDAR, 2013
  • PRASKANVA SINHARAY, 2014
  • ARVIND KUMAR AND AYAN GUHA, 2014
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.  The Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 aims to provide free and compulsory education for all children between the age of 4 to...
  • PANKAJ S JAIN AND RAVINDRA H DHOLAKIA, 2009
  • VIMALA RAMACHANDRAN, 2009
  • PADMA M SARANGAPANI, 2009
  • PANKAJ S JAIN AND RAVINDRA H DHOLAKIA, 2010
The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.  Language has been a point of contention in the Indian subcontinent, especially since the introduction of English education, and...
  • Ramachandra Guha, 2009
  • Sudhanva Deshpande, 2009
  • N Kalyan Raman, 2009
  • Himansu S Mohapatra, 2009
  • Vinayak Lohani, 2009
  • Ramachandra Guha, 2010
 The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.    January 1993. A cinema hall in Hyderabad. The Telugu version of Maniratnam's film Roja is being shown. Every show displays...
  • Tejaswini Niranjana, 1994
  • V Chakravarthy and M S S Pandian, 1994
  • S V Srinivas, 1994
  • Rustom Bharucha, 1994
  • Tejaswini Niranjana, 1994
  • Arun Kumar Patnaik, 1994
  • Tejaswini Niranjana, 1994
 The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.    EPW's special Postscript of four articles...
  • Kamala Ganesh writes that Carnatic vocalist T M Krishna’s critiques may shift the genre’s middle ground, but the broad contours and deep structures of this ancient civilisational resource are likely to endure.
    Kamala Ganesh
  • T M Krishna
  • Kamala Ganesh
  • Lakshmi Subramanian
  • Ananya Vajpeyi
The world of work, the relationship between capital and labour, and the nature of exploitation has interested feminists for a long time. They have been concerned with the idea that labour is seen as...
 The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.    The conflict over land (and its acquisition) has become an important issue in the process of industrialisation. In 2007, the...
  • Partha Chatterjee
  • Mihir Shah
  • Mary John and Satish Deshpande
  • Amita Baviskar and Nandini Sundar
  • Partha Chatterjee
The last two decades of the 20th century were marked by the increasing visibility of third world feminist struggles. In the Indian context, specifically, there was an assertion of caste identity and...
  • Gopal Guru, 1995
  • Sharmila Rege, 1998
  • Chhaya Datar, 1999
  • Sharmila Rege, 2000
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s book Hind Swaraj—written in just nine days, aboard a ship while he was travelling from London to South Africa in 1909— is often cited for its considerable influence on...
  • By Rudrangshu Mukherjee
  • By Rudolf C Heredia
  • By Vivek Dhareshwar
  • By Aditya Nigam
  • By Mahesh Gavaskar
 The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.    In 1994, Alan Sokal, a theoretical physicist at New York University, submitted an essay to a leading cultural studies...
  • Gita Chadha, 1997
  • Alan Sokal, 1998
  • Meera Nanda, 1998
  • Gita Chadha, 1998
  • Sundar Sarukkai, 1999
  • Meera Nanda, 1999
  • Alan Sokal, 2000

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