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Capitalising Nature

While producing “cheap” nature, capitalism produces climate change that challenges the entire process of capitalising nature. The system responds by creating “solutions” such as climate-smart agriculture, allowing for enhanced capitalist enclosure of smallholder farmers by big agricultural...

Fratricidal Violence and Indian Political Thought

Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age by Shruti Kapila, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2021; pp 328, $35 (Hardcover).

A Neat Biography of a Stoic Politician

Furrows in a Field: The Unexplored Life of H D Deve Gowda by Sugata Srinivasaraju , New Delhi: Penguin Random House, 2021; pp 600, ` 799.

Political Communication and Its Discontents

Contradictions between ideology and symbolism were quite evident in the recent state elections .

Political Reservation for OBCs

The reluctance of the ruling state government of Maharashtra to conduct an empirical inquiry into the backwardness and refusal of the union government to share the Socio Economic and Caste Census data of 2011 has resulted in a conundrum over the Other Backward Class es reservation in the local self-governance bodies. The responses of the ruling state government and the opposition to the retention of the OBC reservation are explored. The impact of this decision on the OBC politics is also analysed.

Farce, Fallacies, and Failures

This article seeks to analyse how Bihar’s prohibition policy is oscillating between hypocrisy and moralism and how the act of ban is turning out to be a big failure, legally and socially, because of illicit liquor selling and rising consumption. Farces in the name of prohibition are choking the legal structure and jail system because of a huge number of cases related to violations of liquor laws.

In Search of a Strong Opposition

Dreamscapes that provide an alternative to right-wing politics cannot be imagined but need to be realised.

Between Empire(s), Great Powers, and Moral Calculus

Through a reading of the United Nations Security Council resolutions 2593 and 2615 and India’s call on Ukraine, it is argued that rising powers like India need to be more attentive to the politics of strategic autonomy that rests not only on a reading of the moral calculus but also the politics of empire and the imperial logics that underpin great power interests.

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