Mention Kalahandi and it immediately evokes images of poverty and destitution. The hunger zone. Stories of starvation. Even the sale of children. Why is it that such conditions continue to prevail in that region? Is Kalahandi a special case, an aberration in independent India Arima Mishras passionately written book tackles these questions headon.
Vijay L. Kelkar, the chairman of thirteenth finance commission, has about thirtythree years of experience in Indias public policy. From his role as an economic adviser at the Ministry of Commerce in the year 1977, to working in the finance ministry as an adviser to the finance minister in 2004,
The regulatory framework around water n India grew over a long period of time and resembled a patchwork that contained laws of diverse origins, some drawn from ancient local customs and traditions and others from British common law by the colonial government. The resultant amorphous laws, principles, rules and judicial decisions governing all water in all its uses in India presented lack of clarity.
The current academic scholarship over the idea of nationalism represents a dynamic shift from the modernist ideals and framework. The idea of nationalism is critically analysed by posing certain essential postmodern question, which earlier had a little discursive capacity.