Poised between the extreme confidence over neo-fabianism – that still more of state needed – and the great expectations from neo-liberalism – that more of markets would deliver – the developmentalism of the rural has taken a beating from both the thesis and its anti-thesis, during the last sixty years or so, if not more.
The book primarily aimed at practitioners and students of economics, especially those who have interest in studying development issues. As the title of the book indicates, it is a compilation of essays based on published journal papers of the author (with different co-authors).
In the current trajectory of development literature and practice few words are as central as that of participation, inclusion and identity. Located within a template of a yet to be fully democratic society and nation, efforts have been directed to address the wide range of exclusions that stem from class, caste and gender based differences in India.
A persistent lament of sociology in our parts of the world has been that our works are often captive of western theories and categories. Women’s studies have had their own share of ‘captivity’. Cultural studies have often had more than theirs. Sharmila Rege’s Writing Caste/Writing Gender marks a refreshing and clear break with this captivity.
The political trajectories of regions of India have been quite varied. Different regions have not only had diverse pasts but their post-colonial presents have also evolved differently. This has been despite the common colonial experience and a shared national framework of politics and economics over the last six decades. Caste has, for example,
In 1985, addressing the bench and the bar on Law Day, Chief Justice P.N. Bhagwati declared: “the judicial system in the country is almost on the verge of collapse.” The “weight of arrears”, the hopelessness-inducing delays, the gamble that is litigation, the incapacity of the subordinate judiciary to attract talent,
This book which threatens to inundate you with unending details eventually promises you something: ethnicity is something that we need to look for as an explanation for the social dynamics of our urban settings. Ethnicity transcends such frameworks as caste with which sociologists have honed their craft hitherto and remains the mutating presence amidst the creeping universality.
This book, written by a Marxist feminist who has been actively involved in the socialist and women’s movements since the 1970’s, is a collection of articles written from the mid-1980’s to 2000. It thus spans a period during which socialist-feminist associations gradually lost organizational strength,
The UN document on human security, Human Security Now, 2003, defines human security as the protection of the `vital core of all human lives in ways that enhance human freedom and human fulfilment.’ Amartya Sen, who was a co-chair of the Commission which published the report,