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It is difficult to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for food security and sustainable agriculture, and gender equality, without reducing the adverse impacts of weather-based shocks....

This is an exploratory paper in understanding the connection between women’s work in agriculture—including within agriculture, both crop cultivation and what is usually called social reproduction or....

The use of appropriate climate forecast information with a suitable lead time and finer spatial scale is considered as one of the best climate change adaptive risk management strategies. The....

Netajipally is a village that stands at the border of the Kolkata conurbation. It was founded by a group of Namasudra refugees in 1986 under the leadership of Chitta Basu, a Lok Sabha member from the....

Scholars often pose a puzzle of Indian cities: why do some of the richest cities in the country suffer from crumbling water pipes and potholed roads? (Varshney 2011; Bjorkman 2015) If India’s cities....

According to the urban mythology of Kathmandu Valley’s historic Newar cities, the periphery represents a “wild” space of fields and forests, beyond “not just the edge of the city, but the edge of....

In December 2004, the newly elected Maharashtra state government that had come to power at least in part by promising to provide low-income housing to the insecurely housed residents of Mumbai....

In Maharashtra, where close to half of the total population is urban (45.23%, Census 2011) informal urban expansion through gunthewaris (unauthorised plotted layouts), is common in small and medium....

In her essay “Is There an Indian Urbanism?” historian Janaki Nair (2013: 42) asks, Is India imprisoned in the older sociological categories that were laid out by Max Weber in his study of the medieval....

When we first met in July 2013 at his autaaq (meeting place) in Khairabad approximately 20 km from thecity centre, 70-year-oldYM cut an impressive figure seated comfortably in a charpoy flanked by an....

It has been almost 20 years since historian Gyan Prakash drew attention to a renewed interest in exploring city life on behalf of scholars of India, something he described then as an “urban turn.”....

The Cultural Politics of ‘Socio-nature’ The relationship between nature and society has been a focus of attention in the social sciences and humanities since their inception. In this article, however....