A+| A| A-

Calcutta Diary

AM If the Union of India is not currently going through the process of being destroyed, there is at least no question that it is being 'de-constructed'. The Constitution of India might have been there for four and a half decades, a dense thicket of formal procedures might still feature the daily schedule of administration, a prime minister might trot the globe, a president might end his tenure and be succeeded by a new one; the Union of India is nonetheless now all things to all men. Jacques Derrida and his arcane theory of 'de-construction' are thus having their vindication in an altogether strange context.

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

EPW hopes the list is complete and apologises if the name of any referee has been excluded. Errors will be corrected on the web site.

NEGOTIATIONS arc under way between some leading units in the soap industry, the Government of India and an American firm, Atlantic Richfield, for...

Kalyan Sanyal's magnum opus, Rethinking Capitalist Development, can be seen as a contribution to the project of reimagining political economy in a...

The proposal for addressing the twin problems of fl oods and water scarcity by interlinking rivers is based on an outdated and dangerous idea of...

The idea of a national interlinking of rivers needs to base itself on the past six decades' experience of river and fl ood control measures. A...

The Supreme Court's verdict directing the Government of India to implement the interlinking of rivers seems to have overlooked the regional and...

Kalyan Sanyal was trained as a trade theorist in the mid-1970s and initially made many signifi cant contributions in the fi eld. But he later...

The Government of India, acting through the human resource development ministry, is actively considering a series of drastic changes to the...

Looking ahead, the big macroeconomic policy question for India is whether or not it should emphasise greater self-insurance with a necessarily...

Back to Top