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Dissent in a Democracy: Political Imprisonment under the UAPA in India

This reading list explores the history, impact and implications of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

India's Unforgivable Laws

Several unconstitutional laws in India repress its citizens. A reading list from the EPW Archives.

Injustice Unlimited

The verdicts in the Swami Aseemanand and G N Saibaba cases expose the roguery of the Indian state. The former was let off despite clear and close links with saffron terror and mass murder, while the latter was sentenced to life imprisonment for being sympathetic to a people’s resistance to state oppression. While such fascistisation is visible across the globe, in India, it finds resonance with the hegemonic, ruling-class ideology of Brahminism, which the current regime seeks to uphold.

Evaluating Taxation Systems and Policies

Taxation: Principles and Applications—A Compendium by Parthasarathi Shome, Lexis Nexis, 2014; pp 824, 1,495.

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