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Prespectives

Prespectives
Reservations: Experience as Framework of Debate Kancha Ilaiah In the ongoing debate on reservations, the long-term impact of these provisions in education at the individual and social level has not...
A R Desai IT was on August 20 fifty years ago that an agent of Stalin, Ramon Mercader, assassinated Trotsky by a blow from an ice-pick. Trotsky died the next day and was buried in Mexico City. Since...
Contemporary Relevance of Trotsky Achin Vanaik If a measured and balanced but nonetheless revolutionary optimism about the future has reasonable foundations for existence then Trotskyism is one of...
'Anthropology and Imperialism' Revisited Kathleen Gough An article by the author in this journal in the late sixties noted that western anthropologists had neglected the study of imperialism as a...
The heavyweights in our government, the political establishment and the newspaper business prefer to wrap around their cowardice and self-satisfaction a gaudy veil printed with graffiti advertising...
The tendency to blame Stalin for every conceivable crime of omission and commission is not based on reality. It is in fact a manifestation of an ideological war against communism, against Marxism.
Ozone Depletion: Cause and Effects Arjun Makhijani Amanda Bickel Annie Makhijani The enormous danger ozone depletion poses to the entire world, as well as the clear feasibility of using other...
On 'Democracy, Market and Socialism' Amartya Sen, in his presidential address to the last annual conference of the Indian Economic Association, seems to posit democracy as the fundamental idea of...
Some Reflections on Premature Obituaries of Socialism Pranab Bardhan Socialism today faces the challenge of adjusting to political democracy and market competition without giving up on its basic...
Secondly, the very principle that universities should be alike is wrong. There are enormous differences between universities in India, in the quality of teachers, the standard of students, the...
The greatest threat to university autonomy is the University Grants Commission. Its plan is to tighten its own control over university departments by dealing directly with them rather than through...
The Tradition of Marxism At a time when anything and everything claims the fashionable mantle of Marxism, and so many Marxists are busy revising it out of existence, a certain orthodoxy a commitment...
Literacy Missions: Receding Horizons I Ramabrahmam In the International Literacy Year India may have the dubious distinction of claiming roughly half of the world's illiterates. Despite the setting...
Sexual Division of Labour DN and GK The division of labour between genders, far from being natural, is ordered by society, and once established acquires the force of law. It is thus forced and not...
For Socialist Freedom Students' Movement in China THE June 4 massacre at Beijing's Tiananmen Square has brutally exposed the fact that there are many Communists in the world today who refuse to see...

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