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Tripura Sudhir Ranjan Majumdar thought differently and, at a press conference, is reported to have asserted that the law and order situation in THpura was better than it was anywhere else in the...
blessings of the Kanchi Shankaracharya before launching her campaign. This, on the one hand. On the other hand, she constantly invoked the name of E V Ramasamy Periyar and thereby claimed the...
Moment of Truth for Janata Dal Anil Nauriya The Janata Dal had raised expectations of a possible social and political transformation. Its electoral performance, and the political mistakes and...
V Geetha S V Rajadurai Its many political compromises notwithstanding, the DMK had served as the focus in Tamil public life for a range of subaltern interests to come together and articulate their...
Congress 'Grief Takes Terrible Toll Rajiv Gandhi's assassination provided a handy excuse for Congress(I) heavyweights, including ministers and MLAs, to organise loot, arson, murder and general...
Education: Muddying Troubled Waters Philip G Altbach President Bush and his education secretary have presented a number of ideas which are, for the most part, not bad. But these proposals have no...
in Maharashtra Meera Kosambi The series of international conferences on 'Maharashtra: Culture and Society' has, over the years, produced scholarship remarkable for its depth as well as breadth,...
Soviet Economy R G Gidadhubli Abhijit Bhattacharya In the context of the openly expressed view of the Soviet leadership that economic assistance from the West is critical to Soviet economic survival...
for the AGP government, it would be interesting to see how the government will talkie these problems, especially in the light of the repeated affirmations of Hiteswar Saikia that his first priority...
ASSAM Congress Returns to Brahmaputra Valley Kamarupee Rejected five years ago as a party hostile to the Assamese-speaking people of the Brahmaputra valley, the Congress(I) has scored notable...
on Bhopal Gas Disaster Six years after the Bhopal gas disaster, not only do the victims continue to suffer, but several crucial issues, such as the manner in which injuries should be evaluated for...
P R K Rao Instead of exploring and critiquing the instability and the usur- pative drive of modern scientific enterprise, the media has allowed itself to bv appropriated by the ideology of modern...
Towards a Realignment of Social Forces Ajit Roy It is something of an irony that prospects, however vague, of the resuscitation of a Nehruvian perspective of development have opened up only with the...
objective of a Nehruvian model of (bourgeois- capitalist) growth, never failing to link these immediate and partial actions with the long-term objective of social transformation, in both material...
The big methodological fallacy in dealing with the 'national question' had not yet been overcome by all three communist parties. Conceding the right of every nationality to secede, the writings of...
purport of such a declared policy of non-interference, and whether the formal declaration was simply a cover for more subtle forms of intervention, ULFA remained steadfast to its declaration. At the...
T V Sathyamurthy Discussion at the second conference of the project 'Terms of Political Discourse in India' focused on the themes of State and Social Oppression; India's'Economic Policy in the...
Indu Bharti Sustained people's protest may well result in the stalling of the Koel-Karo project. But several other similar projects continue to be constructed in the State with little concern for...
Nepali Election Results and Their Implications Anirudha Gupta While the Nepali Congress has won a convincing majority in the recent parliamentary elections, its near-total debacle in the Kathmandu...
far muted, may escalate on such issues as party policies and composition of the new ministry. If the past is any pointer, one may recall the 1952 split when Matrika Prasad Koirala headed a Congress...
and have become paupers. Though the government has been acquiring land from the tribals for a pittance, it has been filling its coffers by selling or leasing out land in the same locality and in...
candidates. It has allotted 25 per cent of its tickets to the forward castes and the rest to the OBC. Among the OBC the CPI has given 62.5 per cent tickets to Yadavas and the rest 12.5 per cent to...
Adivasi Struggles in South Rajasthan On April 2, 1990, the tribal village of Hadmatiya in south Udaipur district was subjected to a brutal police assault. Nearly a year later this village was...
North-East Kamarupee With the stakes in the present elections, especially those to the State assembly, being very high, and with every section of the people very highly politicised, it is unlikely...
S Nanjundan Is the 'new world order' a euphemism for Pax Americana or a real attempt to reshape the world order towards a. more equitable, more co-operative and more progressive system?
The findings of the various studies undertaken by the Indian Council of Medical Research in Bhopal are beginning to produce medical evidence of the enormity of the Bhopal Gas Disaster.
Renaissance Satyakam Joshi K S Raman The sharp and manifold increase in the caste and communal struggles of the recent past has made Phule's thought and action more relevant than ever before. A...
Electorates Issue DN The objective of Gandhi's "epic' Yeravada fast was to force the dalits, under Ambedkar, to accept their position of being subordinated to the politically dominant sections of...
with any entrenched interest group, There were clear indications of this kind of thinking in the finance minister's mini budget speech on the occasion of the vote on account. But this would be...
in the control area in the same period. An estimated gas-affected population of 5,00,000 will require some kind of health care or other for the next 20 years. The total cost of such health care...
Constraints on Economic Policy Price of Profligacy B Gopalakrishna Kumar While the short-term economic problems may at first sight look daunting, they are tractable compared to the longer-term...
would decide on who would be the dalit representatives. But by agreeing to proportionate representation for dalits Gandhi was admitting that there were divisions among Hindus which should have a...
Impact of Disintermediation The trends in both deposits of commercial banks and credit to the commercial sector in 1990-91 showed the impact of growing financial disintermediation in the economy.
Asghar Ali Engineer The Press Council of India's two reports on the press coverage of the events in Ayodhya on October 30 and November 2 in some newspapers are harshly critical of such biased...
West Asia T V Sathyamurthy If the victory of the Iranian revolution over the regime of the Shah represented a climacteric moment in anti-imperialist and Islamic nationalist politics in West Asia,...
ANDHRA PRADESH Recurring Patterns M Shatrugna The choice of candidates by both the Congress(I) and the TDP, the two principal contestants in the coming elections, reflects the pattern of dominance...
this time- While big money and muscle power wilI play a major role in the Andhra region, the gun will rule the roast in the Rayala- seema region. The portents are seen in the Cuddapah constituency...
Appropriating Sri Sankaradeva Kamarupee Why this desperate attempt by the pan-Indian cultural establishment to 'lndianise' Sri Sankaradeva, a figure considered by the Assamese people as the...
in Nepal Brahmanand Mishra None of the political parties, not even the well-organised Left, appears to have taken seriously the significant gains for democracy after the overthrow of the party-less...
Sangharsh Yatra Ashish Kothari A clear link between the government of Gujarat and the Gujarati media was revealed not merely by the fact that the latter periodically parroted everything that...
then, lies precisely here: in that she has managed to communicate directly with the woman voter in the State on a matter that is of existential and everyday concern to us. The current election...
to the holding of elections in the State could hardly have impressed the election commissioner. Since the Congress(I)-TUJS alliance forcibly captured power in the State in 1988, there have been four...
Tripura and Election Commission A Correspondent Nine IAS officers in Tripura have submitted a letter to the Election Commission expressing their apprehension that 'concerted efforts' may be made by...
of their own. For instance Rashtriya Prajatantra Party, RPP (Thapa); and the Nepal Sadbhavana Party will bag many ieajs on their own and in many constituencies their presence will cause the defeat...
Ravindra Kumar Verma Though the backward castes constitute nearly 60 per cent of Bihar's electoratejill the early years of the 1970s these castes were politically not significant. 1977 was the...
functions.. Although term financing by banks and directly from the capital market has been growing, would a historically British-oriented banking system be able to move over to a wholly integrated...
Charade of Preparing the Eighth Plan BM The present Planning Commission has neither the political authority nor the policy direction to try to put together the draft of the Eighth Plan. The planners...
Press reports on the report of the World Bank staff team on India's financial system have tended to be sensational. True, the report favours eventual privatisation of the financial system. But that...
Ashok V Desai India's Mixed Economy: The Role of Ideology and Interest in Its Development by Baldev Raj Nayar; Popular Prakashan, Bombay, 1989; The Political Econopiy of India's Public Sector:...
Men Who Run Patwa Government A Correspondent An extra constitutional centre of authority has clearly emerged around Madhya Pradesh's BJP chief minister Sunderlal Patwa, which even the RSS has been...
Triumph of Monetarism THE Reserve Bank of India in its half- yearly credit policy statement has provided a review of the current and emerging trends in the Indian economy. In 1990-91, as per the...
Death in Coal Mafia's Den Indu Bharti The violent death of Randhir Verma, an SP, during a bank dacoity in Dhanbad raises unwholesome issues. And the prime minister's visit to the area as a personal...
Uttar Pradesh Kripa Shankar WHEN zamindan was abolished roughly 90 lakh acres of land was vested in the 'gaon sabha' in UP. The Zamindari Abolition Committee of UP headed by G B Pant was opposed to...
have been allowed to enter the market as tenderers, with the proviso that they will be required to observe a minimum size or operation of Rs 20 crore per transaction which would be permitted only...
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