Is it not interesting that at a time when the idea of a global clash of civilizations" is reverberating so mightily and so ominously, how India puts up with the challenge of forging national unity amidst its intricate diversity? What is the key to her comparative success as an integrated state? T..
Confronting the State: ULFA's Quest for Sovereignty examines the complex nuances and dynamics that make ULFA (United Liberation Front of Assam) a formidable insurgent group in India. It argues that to understand the phenomenon of insurgency, one has to understand the genesis of conflict between the ..
Ram Puniyani through his long struggle against terrorism and sectarian violence has come up with a strong argument to show that terrorism is a political phenomenon, either aiming to control the oil-rich areas or pushing an agenda ofsectarian nationalism. He analyzes the underlying issues threadbare ..
संविधान निर्माताओं को इसमें कोई संशय नहीं था और वे स्पष्ट थे कि दिल्ली को पूर्ण राज्य का दर्जा देने की संकल्पना तब तक अव्यावहारिक है जब तक कि दिल्ली भारत संघ की राजधानी और केंद्र सरकार का मुख्यालय है।
संविधान निर्माताओं द्वारा प्रकट किए गए एकमत वाले विचारों के बावजूद एवं संकीर्ण निहित स्वार्थों हेतु..
In his latest call to arms, Philip Kotler passionately argues that democracy is under grave threat. Too much money has entered politics, and its donors, often billionaires and corporations, now hold too much influence in favor of the 1%. Meanwhile, the voting system is flawed, too few citizens are p..
Civil society is often expected to rise above historical and contemporary socio-economic forces such as the neoliberal economic policy and undertake the transformation of a stratified society to an egalitarian society conducive to democracy. Democracy, Civil Society and Governance is an endeavour to..
Since its inception, the Indian model of development has the twin objectives of economic development and social justice woven together. This has shaped both policy and popular aspiration in post-Independence India. In this context, Democratizing Development: Struggles for Rights and Social Justice ..
On 8th November 2016, India was caught unaware and shaken to its very roots, when the majority of the currency in circulation became stripped of its value. People were grappling with an entirely unfamiliar situation - 'demonetisation'. The move unleashed a huge debate on television, in newspapers, a..
South Asian Americans, one of the largest groups of immigrants in the United States, are the most diverse community defined by religious, linguistic, economic, and generational distinctions. The experiences of Indian Americans, alongside Pakistani and Bangladeshi Americans, tell a story of social an..
Development Failure and Identity Politics in Uttar Pradeshprovides a qualitative, in-depth understanding of development failures and identity politics in Uttar Pradesh (UP). It investigates neoliberal change and political transformation in India through the lens of UP, India's largest and, by some m..
Developmentalism as Strategy: Interrogating Post-colonial Narratives on India's North East critically examines the post-colonial developmental trajectory of the Indian State at its northeastern periphery. Due to its unique historical geography, India's North East has been systematically marginalized..