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Titre Economic and Political Weekly
Langue anglais
Pays, continent Inde, Asie
Editeur EPW Research Foundation, Bombay
Périodicité hebdomadaire
Editions électronique et imprimée
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India : The ordinance amending law on sexual violence does not reflect any (...)


This is a government in a hurry. It wants to demonstrate that it is responsive to people’s demands. It claims credit for appointing the Justice Verma Committee within days of the horrific 16 December 2012 gang rape of a young woman in Delhi. But (...)

India / Rape : Ultimate Mark of Impunity

V Geetha 09/01/13

Impunity is what keeps unequal class and gender arrangements in place. It is constitutive of power in all its forms and the relishing of impunity marks the exercise of power, rendering it desirable and attractive. Whether the rapist is a citizen (...)

The Real ‘Foreign Hand’


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s throwaway remark in an interview to Science magazine that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) funded by groups in the United States and some Scandinavian countries were behind the sustained opposition of local (...)

Land Acquisition, Eminent Domain and the 2011 Bill

Usha Ramanathan 07/11/11

The displaced and their advocates have been campaigning for a law that will limit the coercive power of the State in taking over land. The Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 adopts some of the language and concerns from (...)

People’s Movements and the Anna Upsurge

Manoranjan Mohanty 22/09/11

The absence of collaboration between the Anna Hazare campaign and people’s movements fighting for democratic rights elsewhere in the country was stark and for that both the limited nature of the campaign as well as the shortsightedness of the (...)

The Avoidable Tragedy of the Left in India

Pranab Bardhan 15/06/11

In the two decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Left in India has not renewed itself. In the context of the electoral debacle in West Bengal and the defeat in Kerala, this article revisits the issue and asks, what future now for (...)

Bolsa Família : A Review

Fabio Veras Soares 27/05/11

After describing the origin, the main features and some of the impacts of Bolsa Família, a conditional cash transfer family welfare programme that has become one of Brazil’s showpiece achievements, this essay discusses the changes in the programme (...)

Is Post-War Sri Lanka Following the ‘Military Business Model’ ?

Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake 11/04/11

Under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s rule, Sri Lanka is morphing more and more into a neo-liberal militarised state where the “Milbus” model – that describes the role of the army in Pakistan – is being replicated. This does not portend well for the (...)

People vs Nuclear Power in Jaitapur, Maharashtra

Praful Bidwai 21/03/11

In the Konkan, thousands of families in the environmentally rich and verdant Jaitapur area are waging a non-violent battle against the Department of Atomic Energy’s plan to construct the world’s biggest nuclear power complex in the region. This (...)

Challenges for a Minimum Social Democracy

Pranab Bardhan 10/03/11

While the discussion on social democracy in western countries often puts the emphasis on its high costs and issues of incentives for work and enterprise, in India high inequality, massive poverty and a vast informal sector make the challenge of (...)

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