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Glimpses from the Past

Glimpses from the Past
As editor for 35 years (1969-2004), Krishna Raj gave EPW the reputation it now enjoys. On his 13th death anniversary, we reproduce the tribute published in EPW on 24 January 2004, a week after...
Sachin Chaudhuri was the founder–editor of EPW. Below, we reproduce a tribute that was published after his death in the 24 December 1966 issue.
On the lines of Sadat Hasan Manto's facetious letters to Uncle Sam written at the height of the cold war when Pakistan was being wooed by the US as an ally to fight communism, this letter was written...
In 2002, after disputes regarding the Tulbul Navigation Project and familiar media hype about whether the Indus water treaty should be cancelled, the late Ramaswamy R Iyer decided that it might “be...
This editorial appeared in EPW's first issue in August 20, 1966. Today marks 50 years of its publication.
This article, published in the 12 April 1980 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly, reports the invoking of the Armed Forces (Assam and Manipur) Special Powers Act in the midst of the Assam...
This article, published in 1965, recounts the importance the Gulzarilal Nanda government gave to peripheral priorities like renaming roads whereas slum development or electricity breakdowns received...
The IITs, known for their excellence in teaching and research, have come under criticism for their casteist outlook, manifested recently in IIT Madras derecognising the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle...
This article, published as a series on "Drug Prices and Patents" in the 3 April 1965 issue of The Economic Weekly , points out the reasons the stifling patrent regime encouraged by developed...
This article, published as a series on "Drug Prices and Patents" in the 3 April 1965 issue of The Economic Weekly , presents the industry point of view on drug prices and patents. We present this...
The last few weeks have witnessed a ban on the slaughter and possession of bulls, bullocks and calves, in addition to cows, in Maharashtra and then in Haryana. The BJP, in power in both these states...
Meera Kosambi (1939-2015) was a sociologist who wrote on various subjects ranging from feminist history to urban ecology. We re-publish a Special Article written by her, on her definitive and well-...
This article, published in the February 1965 issue of Economic Weekly, is an interesting take on technical assistance of Israel to tropical African countries - a few years before the 1967 war in...
From April to June 1961, a series of six articles by Rajni Kothari were published in The Economic Weekly. These articles titled "Form and Substance in Indian Politics" covered panchayat Raj,...
EPW brings you this two-part essay on India's Sri Lankan strategy by V R Krishna Iyer.
EPW brings you this essay from the archives where historian Tapan Raychaudhuri traces the roots of mass poverty in India, as we know it today, to the new institutional framework of agriculture...
The arrival of the talkies in Tamil in the 1930s confronted the Tamil elite with a challenge in that while they were implicated in the cinematic medium in more than one way, they, in retaining their...
The year 1964 saw China's first nuclear bomb test being conducted at Lop Nor. This article, published in the 31 October 1964 issue of the Economic Weekly, discusses the changing political alignments...
This article, published in the 31 October 1964 issue of the Economic Weekly, came at a time when India was debating the cost and efficacy of a nuclear bomb programme.
It has been thirty years since the brutal anti-Sikh riots of 1984 in Delhi. EPW republishes this report of civil society organisations who investigated into the carnage. The report found that the...
This article, published in the 19 September 1964 issue of EPW, shows how Panchayati Raj had wide ranging effects of caste dynamics and class relations in villages of Bengal.
FROM THE LONDON END Regional Feelings Prevail In a remarkable analogy to recent trends in India, this week's “mini election” in Britain has shown strong support for regionalism. The Wilson Government...
The discussion on "intermediate regimes" was carried out in the pages of the EPW through the mid 70s. We present one of the earliest essays on "intermediate regimes" by K N Raj for our readers.
Bipan Chandra's contribution to the understanding of modern India and communalism has engaged generations of scholars. We, at EPW , present this special article that he wrote in the August 1975 issue...
Bernard Cohn's work on the historical and anthropological making of the British colonial state in India was published in EPW in 1961. In this article he argues that the distribution of family types...
The debate on whether (and if so, how) Indian agriculture has moved from a feudal mode of production to a capitalist mode of production has been a long and a vexed one. EPW brings you this essay by...
In November 1982, the Australian National University hosted a conference in Canberra on the subaltern in South Asian History and Society. This conference, organised by Ranajit Guha, came a few months...
This article, published in the 13 December 1986 issue of EPW, critiques a bill that would have set up a national council of voluntary agencies to regulate and establish a code of conduct for NGOs...
This article, published in the 27 May 1978 issue of EPW, reports on the formation of the second Press Commission right after the Emergency. The article grapples with issues like media ownership and...
This article, published in 29 December 1990 issue of EPW analyses the widespread protests in Kolkata (then Calcutta) when the tram fares were increased in 1953. In the wake of an increase in railway...
This editorial was published in the April 4, 1964 issue of Economic Weekly. This was the year the Communist Party split into two factions - CPI and CPI (Marxist) - over ideological differences...
Gandhian and Ambedkarian discourses are not antithetical. Both are concerned with the issue of emancipation. At present when the legitimacy of the emancipatory discourse is being challenged and the...
This piece was originally published in the 29 February 1964 issue of the Economic Weekly . EPW brings you this article from its rich achives to foster debate and discussion on issues that remain as...
Krishna R Bharadwaj is well known for, among other things, her research into the Cambridge economist Piero Sraffa's work on economic theory. Her review of Sraffa's book 'Production of Commodities by...
This article written by Manmohan Singh, then a young economics scholar, was published in the Special issue of July 1963 of the Economic Weekly . Fifty years later, he occupies the position of the...
"Glimpse from the Past" article from the Economic Weekly, November 23, 1963 issue.
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