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

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Identity and Status of the Indian Muslim

Indian Muslim(s) after Liberalization by Maidul Islam, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp xxi + 313, ₹ 995.

The Domicile Law of Jammu and Kashmir

The domicile law introduced in the newly created union territory of Jammu and Kashmir has aggravated the already deteriorating situation. The policy is a result of a historical, political and policy myopia of the current dispensation, which has failed to understand the significance of the earlier permanent residency laws for different communities across the erstwhile state of J&K. It has evoked fear of demographic change, loss of economic and cultural rights and has engineered profound changes in the political structure of the region.

Modi’s Multi-alignment and Nehru’s Non-alignment

There is very little to distinguish between the foreign policy of Jawaharlal Nehru and Narendra Modi. Both are equally aligned with America to serve its hegemonic interests. Nehru’snon-alignment and Modi’s multi-alignment is not averse to playing ball with the American hard as well as soft power. Both policies see America as a natural partner of India.

Curry Mixed With Demonetisation and a Pinch of Pesticide

When the government outlawed 86 per cent of India’s currency, burying his hope of selling land to pay off growing debts, Varda Balayya of Dharmaram village in Telangana killed himself and tried to poison his entire family by mixing pesticide in their chicken curry

Modi: From Gujarat to Delhi

Modi and His Challenges by Rajiv Kumar, New Delhi: Bloomsbury, 2016; pp 317, ₹599.

Against the Assault on Thought

When the state cannot hide behind a façade of national performance, the government has to look for an alternative category of "us versus them" based on religion andcaste. This can be employed to divide people and rule to nip the transformative discourse in the bud. Progressive-minded people should stand together to challenge this with our own "us versus them."
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