ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Editorials

Does Kathua have a place in the larger narrative of our national identity? .
Migrant workers in India provide cheap labour and are also scapegoats blamed for all socio-economic ills.

Commentary

Through the use of new survey data, the experiences and perceptions of discrimination among Dalits and Muslims have been quantified.

Special Articles

Using data from the household surveys on health conducted by the National Sample Survey Office between 2004 and 2014, the utilisation patterns of health facilities for childbirth and the associated out-of-pocket expenditure are analysed.

Columns

In the past few weeks, constitution benches of the Supreme Court have struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) ( Navtej Singh Johar and Ors v Union of India 2018) and Section 497 of the IPC ( Joseph Shine v Union of India 2018), partly upheld the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 and partly struck it down ( K S Puttaswam y v Union of India 2018), and held that the rules in Kerala which prevented women from entering the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala were unconstitutional ( Indian Young Lawyers Association v State of Kerala 2018).

Book Reviews

Claiming India from Below: Activism and Democratic Transformation edited by Vipul Mudgal, Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2016; pp xxi + 329, ₹ 995.

Review Issues

Some scientific concepts are accepted and sustained by policymakers not because they can accurately explain or predict the state of natural resources, but because they can be used to legitimise certain forms of resource control.
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