ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Demography

Narrative of the Golden Hindu Period

Individuals associated with Sangh Parivar often cite Angus Maddison to support their narrative that India’s economic past was that of a golden bird. However, this is mere cherry-picking, and when looked at in its entirety, Maddison’s findings about India’s past are not that flattering. They show that
the golden Hindu period is a mere fantasy.

Two-child Norm

In July 2021, Uttar Pradesh announced a population policy, the draft of the Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill, 2021. While the contents of the bill are contentious, so is the timing of its tabling in the legislature. In terms of substantive population planning, the draft document is not only detrimental to long-term demographic transition, it has serious repercussions for welfare state mechanisms.