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Books  /  Published 20.03.20

A continuity in inappropriate policies

All the Wrong Turns: Perspectives on the Indian Economy by T.C.A. Ranganathan and T.C.A. Srinivasa Raghavan is yet another book on the deficiencies of formulation and execution of economic policy in I...
By Anup Sinha in

Books  /  Published 29.11.18

Modern Hinduism: Searching for the self

The book under review is the South Asian edition of J. Barton Scott’s Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule. Scott’s is a scholarly exposition of the lineages of the ...
By Soumen Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 22.11.18

Why caste continues to thrive in India

Although in the Constitution, the lawmakers outlawed untouchability, they could not overcome their own caste mind-set and skilfully consecrated caste, which, in fact, is the source of untouchability. ...
By Sebastian M. Michael in

Books  /  Published 21.12.18

Aatish Taseer's Benares is more than a cliche

On one of his visits to Benares, Aatish Taseer is dazzled by the sight of scholars conducting an academic conversation in fluent Sanskrit. In The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges, the lan...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Books  /  Published 09.05.19

Portrait of the artist as a traveller

The Vincent Van Gogh Atlas By Nienke Denekamp and René van Blerk with Teio Meedendorp, Yale/Van Gogh Museum, $22.50...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Theatre fires Palestine's cultural resistance

The first section introduces Juliano Mer Khamis and his mother, Arna, who, in spite of their Israeli past, were the primary players in inspiring a movement of challenge/resistance in the Israeli-occup...
By Abhijit Sen in

Books  /  Published 27.09.19

Planned Violence: The great wall within

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"Planned Violence invokes Frantz Fanon\u2019s view of the colonial city as a divided world, a spatial template for segregation. It invites attention to the less acknowle...
By Deeptanil Ray in

Books  /  Published 01.11.18

No Azaadi for Dalit agricultural labourers

Muktidih is the fictitious name given by Anand Chakravarti to a village in Bihar which he has been visiting for two decades. That the irony of naming is deliberate becomes evident as the leitmotif of ...
By Hia Sen in

Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The transformation of India into a malicious republic

“The idea of a peace-loving, nonviolent India exists, persists, as part of a selectively constructed and assiduously cultivated national self-image in the midst of a society pervaded by social and p...
By Subhash Gatade in

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

What it was like for Brit expats in Indian colony

The political, colonial, imperial debate around the peoples and the map of India that are the constant surroundings and backdrop to the lives of the British individuals described in The British in Ind...
By Anabel Loyd in


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