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From 25 Years Ago

From 25 Years Ago

A correspondent writes: Many debates have crystallised around the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan (All-India Marathi Literary Conference) during its 122-year history. The only organisation of....

Frederic F Clairmont Two major world economic conferences straddling the ambiguous theme of globalisation occurred about the same time. The first, in Havana, by the Association of Economists of Latin....

Vejai Balasubramaniam Following decolonisation at the end of the second world war, the objective of securing national independence was the main concern of the countries in the region. Here, two....

C Satapathy India is the largest producer of bananas in the world and accounted for 9.5 million tonnes out of the world production of 54.5 million tonnes in 1995 according to FAO. The US and the....

J V Deshpande It may be expected that political parties and their leaders would take the proposals of the Law Commission a little more seriously. Actually, till now, two months after the publication....

An Open Letter to the IMF Ranjit Sau At the momentous Hong Kong, September 1997, meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, Japan proposed a revolving $100 billion Asian Monetary Fund (AMF) to stabilise....

Deepak Nayyar The economic consequences and the political implications of the development process over the two decades that followed independence also surfaced at about the same time inside India. The....

Amiya Kumar Bagchi Two major obstacles loom up against somebody trying to understand the course of economic and social change in West Bengal during the last 50 years. The first is the idea that it was....

Human Rights: Dealing with Torture Over the years, however, it has become clear that care and rehabilitation of victims is too insufficient an intervention and if torture and the inflicting of....

Robert Gregg The fact that the position of the middle class in America as a whole is becoming increasingly tenuous, has important implications for the politics of the African American middle class....

Krishna Kumar Towards the end of the 1960s Freire was thrown into exile by the military rulers of his native Brazil. They had found the 43-year old Freire guilty of encouraging peasants to reflect on....

Reflections on Amartya Sen’s Prize Pranab Bardhan Sen has challenged the basic utilitarian approach of mainstream economics, and in going beyond, he has also found the alternative approaches of....

Cultural Intervention through Theatre: Case Study of a Play on Female Infanticide/Foeticide A Mangai It is indeed a tall claim, almost an impossible task – to set in motion the immobile – to create....

Anthropology and the Politics of Representation Eddie Rodrigues, John Game The ensuing visibility of indigenous peoples in contemporary political discourse has resulted in this category playing an....

Mushirul Hasan Scores of writers reveal the other face of freedom, the woes of divided families, the agony and trauma of abducted women, the plight of migrants and the harrowing experiences of....