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The letter titled “Plight of the Handloom Industry” by Ashish Kumar Meher (EPW, 23 July 2022) is important and timely. At the beginning of the 19th century, craftspersons in England protested the introduction of machines fearing that their craftspersonship would become...
In August 2020, after the Supreme Court of India delivered its verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi case, a foundation-laying ceremony or a bhoomi pujan was organised for the Ram Mandir. This performative-cum-devotional gesture was perceived differently by different sections of the society. While...
Those who urge the wholesale privatisation of public sector banks do not seem to have given adequate thought to the mechanics of bank privatisation in India. Given the present regulatory regime for private bank ownership in India, there are formidable...
Legislative institutions in India have been increasingly experiencing a situation where a restive body language embodies the utterances delivered with a loud voice. The legislators’ body language no more manifests the argumentative competence of some of the members; on the...
Nancy Pelosi’s visit highlights the contradictions of the United States’ arrangement with China over Taiwan.

This reading list explores the history, impact and implications of the Unlawful Activities (...

The 1947 partition of British India on religious lines significantly impacted Hindustani classical...

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen some Asian countries employ sophisticated mass-surveillance technologies—normally employed to gather intelligence for domestic security purposes—to contain the spread...
This paper focuses on the usage of accounts to avail various financial services under the financial inclusion drive by the Government of India. It examines the factors affecting the use of financial...
The relationship between the Gaud Saraswat Brahmins and the Portuguese state has not drawn much scholarly attention. This paper examines the transformation of the numerically marginal, yet most...
On one hand the BJP defines SC, BC castes as Hindus, and on the other hy banning beef denies them their age-old food habits. If beef is banned it will he the beginning of the end of the country's...
Poverty as a concept is closely related to inequality. Given the average income level, a higher level of inequality (reflected by the usual measures) will tend to be associated with a higher level of...
The assertion of autonomous dalit women's organisations in the 1990s threw up several crucial theoretical and political challenges, besides underlining the brahmanism of the feminist movement and the...
This paper examines the role of 'Hinduism' in the course of socio-historical development in the Indian subcontinent, how there has been a gradual process of construction of a 'Hindu', community and...

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Panchayat ’ s insightful portrayal of the quotidian aspects of rurality is marred by its unrealistic portrayal of caste in a Uttar Pradesh village.
Repeated invocations of “India” in the literary scape seemingly exclude India’s North East.
Mirch Masala’s invocation of M K Gandhi celebrates independence from an external colonial state while also manufacturing consent for the modernising initiatives undertaken by the postcolonial state.

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A few other articles related to this discussion: BIHAR-Landlord s Witch-Hunt, Umesh Sinha, 1984 Women as Witches and Keepers of Demons-Cross-Cultural Analysis of Struggles to Change Gender Relations...
These quotes are taken from the article “ Debating Metro Car Shed: Lessons for Aarey Movement ” by Sulakshana Mahajan The article argues that the Aarey metro car shed is an attempt to make the best...
The crisis of COVID-19 vaccines in India is a consequence of government policies dating back decades. Private foundations led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have engineered a shift in...
The government’s narrative on vaccination should reflect sincerity, truth and transparency.
India’s COVID -19 vaccine policy betrays a lack of vision and social responsibility.
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