Discussion Maps

Academic debates are curated from the pages of EPW, to build a repository for specialists and non-specialists. Readers will gain fresh insight on topics and see how current debates have evolved over time. This project ensures that academic debates are made accessible and stay relevant in the public domain.

India’s first international queer film festival was held in Mumbai in 2003, followed by its second edition in 2004. The festival was called Larzish, tremors of a revolution: An International Film....

MARY E JOHN, 2005
ANUPAMA RAO, 2005
RINCHIN, 2005
ROHINI HENSMAN, 2005
The Dialogue Continues...

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . In a provocative article published in mid-2009, Ramchandra Guha argued that, while modern Indian thinkers were intellectually active....

RAMACHANDRA GUHA, 2009
SUDHANVA DESHPANDE, 2009
YOGENDRA YADAV, 2009
SUDHANVA DESHPANDE, 2009
YOGENDRA YADAV, 2009

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . Language is a complex human phenomenon that provides us with the agency to derive meaning from our human experiences with ourselves....

Ramaswamy R Iyer, 2013
Jobin Mathew Kanjirakkat, 2014

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . The first global poverty estimates generated by the World Bank in 1990 employed a poverty line of $1.08 per day anywhere in the....

Editorial, 2008
Martin Ravallion, 2008
S Subramanian, 2009

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . India’s potential as a science and technology powerhouse has been widely recognised. However, Meera Nanda argues in her paper titled....

MEERA NANDA, 2006
N R SETH, 2006
RANJIT SAU, 2006

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . In the aftermath of Narendra Modi’s 2019 victory Dipankar Gupta, in an article titled “Caste and Electoral Outcomes: Misreading....

DIPANKAR GUPTA, 2019
VISHESH PRATAP GURJAR, 2019

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . The age-old debate between the subjective methods and objective methods of doing research in natural as well as social sciences, has....

Abdur Rahman Momin, 1972
Rustom Engineer, 1972
Abdur Rahman Momin, 1972

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . Nupur Kataria’s Special Article “ An Assessment of the Nutritional Status of India’s Rural Labour since the Early 1980s ,” published....

Nupur Kataria, 2021
Simantini Mukhopadhyay, 2022

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . In a special article in the 26 June 2021 issue of EPW, Tirthankar Roy argues that famine studies in India have been too preoccupied....

TIRTHANKAR ROY, 2021
VISHAL SINGH DEO, 2022

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . The articles that make up this discussion map are a response to efforts to carve out a "Hindutva historiography" that, in the name....

RAJAN GURUKKAL, 2014
ROMILA THAPAR, 2015

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . During the controversy involving the hijab in educational institutions of Karnataka in February 2022, two short articles—one, From....

Gopal Guru, 2022
Sundar Sarukkai, 2022
Muzaffar Ali, 2022

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . The phrase "the third world," now considered derogatory, emerged during the Cold War in reference to countries that were unaligned....

Aswini K Ray, 2012
Priya Naik, 2012

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . In the study of untouchability, the concepts of purity, impurity and pollution are crucial for understanding the practice of....

Sundar Sarukkai, 2009
Gopal Guru, 2009
Balmurli Natrajan, 2009

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . The practice of witch-hunting — the persecution, often until death, of women accused of being witches — has persisted in India since....

SHASHANK SINHA, 2007
DAYA VARMA, 2007
ATA MALLICK, 2008

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . Historically, language has played an important role in the formation of nation states. While selecting an official language plays an....

RALPH RUSSELL,1999
SYED SHAHABUDDIN, 1999
ALI IMRAN ZAIDI, 1999
RALPH RUSSEL,1999
M N VENKATACHALIAH, 1999
SALMAN KIHURSHID, 2000

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . Rajan Gurukkal’s (2018) paper published in EPW delves into the age-old question of the compatibility of capitalism and democracy....

RAJAN GURUKKAL, 2018
AABID FIRDAUSI M S AND SIDDIK R, 2019

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. India has been witnessing a trend where dissent is being met with charges of sedition. What has been the response of the Indian state....

NILANJAN DUTTA, 1987
A READER, 1987
SAUMEN GUHA, 1988

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . In 1989, Biswamoy Pati published a paper in EPW , which outlines the way the peasants and tribals figured in the Oriya literature of....

BISWAMOY PATI, 1989
RABI SHANKAR MISHRA, 1990
BISWAMOY PATI, 1990
RABI SHANKAR MISHRA AND JATINDRA KUMAR NAYAK, 1991
BISWAMOY PATI, 1991
RABI SHANKAR MISHRA AND JATINDRA KUMAR NAYAK, 1991

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . A call attention motion on dance bars in the Maharashtra legislative assembly on 31 March 2005 culminated with a ban on dance bars....

MAYA PANDIT, 2013
SAMEENA DALWAI, 2013
NALINI RAJAN, 2007

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . In October 2002, the Tamil Nadu assembly promulgated an ordinance “to provide for prohibition of conversion from one religion to....

M V NADKARNI, 2003
M V NADKARNI, 2003
GAIL OMVEDT, 2003
M V NADKARNI, 2004
GAIL OMVEDT, 2004

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 2006, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government proposed a 27% reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (OBCs....

SATISH DESHPANDE, YOGENDRA YADAV, 2006
JAYATI GHOSH, 2006
SUKHADEO THORAT, 2006
SATISH DESHPANDE, 2006
ASHWINI DESHPANDE, 2006
KANCHA ILAIAH, 2006
SUSIE THARU ET AL, 2007

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 1968, at a seminar hosted by All India Radio, three papers criticising the communal approach to Indian history, written by Romila....

SUDHIR CHANDRA, 1969
ROMILA THAPAR, HARBANS MUKHIA AND BIPAN CHANDRA, 1970
SUDHIR CHANDRA, 1970

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In a 1996 discussion on gay rights in India, an article written by H Srikanth as a response to Vimal Balasubrahmanyan’s piece on the....

VIMAL B, 1996
H SRIKANTH, 1996
SHARMILA REGE, 1996
PULAPRE BALAKRISHNAN, 1996
A SUNEETHA, 1996

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In his column, Nuclear Notebook , Achin Vanaik writes about the varied positions India has taken about nuclear disarmament with....

ACHIN VANAIK, 2002
J V DESHPANDE, 2002
ACHIN VANAIK, 2002

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 2003, Anirudh Krishna et al published two papers in EPW on the characteristics of household poverty in southern Rajasthan and....

KRISHNA ET AL, 2004
C S MURTY, 2004
ANIRUDH KRISHNA, 2004

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. A year before India’s most recent national census of 2011, public debates ensued about whether caste should be enumerated, and if yes....

EDITORIAL, 2010
MARY E JOHN AND SATISH DESHPANDE, 2010
SONALDE DESAI, 2010
R B BHAGAT, 2010
V K NATRAJ, 2010
RATNA M SUDARSHAN, 2010
EDITORIAL, 2010

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 2007, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) emerged as the sole majority party in the Uttar Pradesh (UP) assembly elections and Mayawati....

ANAND TELTUMBDE, 2007
CHITTIBABU PADAVALA, 2007
C K VISHWANATH, 2007

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. For Gopal Guru, universities are not merely institutions that exist within a physical structure but sites that cultivate and nurture....

GOPAL GURU, 2020
SWATAHSIDDHA SARKAR, 2020
VENKATARAMAN GANESH, 2020

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In May 2012, several lawmakers raised the issue of a 1949 cartoon by Shankar Pillai in Parliament that allegedly insulted B R....

MANJIT SINGH, 2012
EDITORIAL, 2012
HARISH WANKHEDE, 2012
S M DAHIWALE, 2012

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW . In 1992, the Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Act was....

MINA SWAMINATHAN, 1993
ARUN GUPTA, JON E ROHDE, 1993
MINA SWAMINATHAN, 1993
RAMA NARAYANAN, 1993
SHANTI GHOSH, 1994

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. Gopal Guru, in his 1991 article, writes that Hindu communal forces are attempting to “Hinduise” Ambedkar and assimilate Dalits into....

GOPAL GURU, 1991
S H DESHPANDE, 1991
DHAMMACHARI LOKAMITRA, 1991
GOPAL GURU, 1991

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. Lata Mangeshkar, as Sanjay Srivastava, Ashwini Deshpande, and Lakshmi Subramanian agree, is India’s most famous playback singer....

SANJAY SRIVASTAVA, 2004
ASHWINI DESHPANDE, 2004
LAKSHMI SUBRAMANIAN, 2005
ASHWINI DESHPANDE, 2005
SANJAY SRIVASTAVA, 2005
ASHWINI DESHPANDE, 2005

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. In her 2017 article, Prabha Kotiswaran analyses the various reforms in the law following the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh....

PRABHA KOTISWARAN, 2017
RATNA APPNENDER, 2017
PRABHA KOTISWARAN, 2017

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 2002, Sharmila Rege documented the political struggles between two “caste-based forms of cultural labour,” Lavani and Powada. Rege....

SHARMILA REGE, 2002
MANGESH KULKARNI, 2002
SHARMILA REGE, 2002

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. 2021 marks two decades since the release of Lagaan , a sports-musical film set in pre-independence India. Boria Majumdar reads Lagaan....

BORIA MAJUMDAR, 2001
NISSIM MANNATHUKKAREN, 2001
BORIA MAJUMDAR, 2002

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In their 2019 paper, “Burden of Child Malnutrition in India,” Akshay Swaminathan et al analysed population data at the level of....

SWAMINATHAN ET AL, 2019
SRINIVAS GOLI, 2019
SWAMINATHAN ET AL, 2019

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. R Vijay, in his 2012 article, provides evidence for the rise of a new “class” in rural India—non-cultivating “peasant” households....

R VIJAY, 2012
BHIM REDDY AND ABHISHEK SHAW, 2012
R VIJAY, 2012
BHIM REDDY AND ABHISHEK SHAW, 2013

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. On 21 November 2020, one person was killed and at least 20 people were injured when Tripura Police lathi-charged and open fired at....

ROLUAHPUIA 2018
SHYAMAL BIKASH CHAKMA AND SURAJ GOGOI 2018
ROLUAHPUIA 2019

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In her 1990 article, “Mother-Politics,” C S Lakshmi examines the concept of the “mother” in the context of Tamil culture and politics....

C S LAKSHMI, 1990
V GEETHA, 1991
M S S PANDIAN, ANANDHI S, A R VENKATACHALAPATHY, 1991
C S LAKSHMI, 1991

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 2014, the National Sample Survey Office released a preliminary report on the state of healthcare in India. In their 2015 article....

T SUNDARARAMAN AND V R MURALEEDHARAN 2015
ALOK KUMAR, KHEYA MELO FURTADO, NISHANT JAIN, AND SUNIL NANDRAJ, 2015
T SUNDARARAMAN, V R MURALEEDHARAN AND INDRANIL MUKHOPADHYAY, 2016

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. How did the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) succeed during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Assam despite widespread protests against....

DEEPANKAR BASU AND DEBARSHI DAS 2019
DHRUBA PRATIM SHARMA AND VIKAS TRIPATHI 2019
AKHIL RANJAN DUTTA 2019
DEEPANKAR BASU AND DEBARSHI DAS 2020
AKHIL RANJAN DUTTA 2020

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. On 28 January 2010, University of Delhi’s Department of Sociology (DOS) inaugurated a European Studies Centre, “despite opposition....

CLAUDE ALVARES 20111
K RAMAKRISHNA RAO 2011
GEORGE THOMAS 2011
ANIRUDH DESHPANDE 2011
GEORGE VARGHESE K 2011
CLAUDE ALVARES 2011

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 1978, clinics in India started offering amniocentesis to detect “foetal genetic abnormalities.” According to Patricia Jeffery....

PRANAB BARDHAN 1982
VIMAL BALASUBRAMANYAN 1982
DHARMA KUMAR 1983a
LEELA DUBEY 1983a
VIMAL BALASUBRAMANYAN 1983
L S VISHWANATH 1983
ROGER JEFFERY AND PATRICIA JEFFERY 1983
DHARMA KUMAR 1983b
LEELA DUBEY 1983b

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 2013, Jaipur Police filed a first information report (FIR) against Ashis Nandy under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes....

GOPAL GURU 2013
DILIP M MENON 2013
K V CYBIL 2013
ARVIND KUMAR AND SRITI GANGULY 2014

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. Will a Marxist approach to politics today result in a just democracy? Murzban Jal, in his 2011 article, calls for rethinking the....

MURZBAN JAL, 2011
ARUN K PATNAIK, 2011
MURZBAN JAL, 2012
ARUN K PATNAIK, 2012

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. In 2011, Markar Melkonian wrote that Western capitalist nations present three broad arguments to justify the collapse of the Soviet....

MARKAR MELKONIAN 2011
PARESH CHATTOPADHYAY 2011
CEM SOMEL 2011
MARKAR MELKONIAN 2012

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. In his 2011 article, Montek Singh Ahluwalia reviewed the health of the Indian economy and evaluated the effectiveness of the....

MONTEK S AHLUWALIA 2011
S P SHUKLA, 2011
M A OOMMEN, 2011

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. With the advent of the green revolution in the mid-1960s, agriculture in India became increasingly industrialised and capital....

SHRUTI BHOGAL AND SUKHPAL SINGH 2015
SUKHPAL SINGH 2016
SHRUTI BHOGAL AND SUKHPAL SINGH 2016

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Akshay Mathur’s 2013 article argues that global mechanisms to calculate crude oil prices, especially the Brent benchmark, need to be....

AKSHAY MATHUR, 2013
ADRIAN BINKS, 2013
AKSHAY MATHUR, 2014

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In her 2006 article, Rita Kothari investigates the role of the Arya Samaj, an institution for social “reform,” and argues that it....

RITA KOTHARI, 2006
ANAND CHANDAVARKAR, 2006
RITA KOTHARI, 2006

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in 2014 was premised on an anti-corruption development narrative, a key feature of which was a....

DEV KAR, 2011
ARUN KUMAR, 2012
DEV KAR, 2012

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. M K Gandhi’s approach to issues of caste-based exploitation and subordination has been critiqued and scrutinised by theorists and....

SUHAS PALSHIKAR, 1996
ANUPAMA RAO, 1996
SUHAS PALSHIKAR, 1997
ANUPAMA RAO, 1997

How did the Emergency shape India’s current political climate? Arvind Rajagopal’s 2019 article reviews Gyan Prakash’s book Emergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning Point, and argues....

ARVIND RAJAGOPAL, 2019
GYAN PRAKASH, 2019
ARVIND RAJAGOPAL, 2019

A recent report in the Indian Express found that in the Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh, where two Dalit children were beaten to death for defecating near a Yadav household, caste-based....

SAMEER MOHITE, 2014
DISHA NAWANI, 2014
SAMEER MOHITE, 2015

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. In 2016, a study by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience found that about 14% of Indians have mental health....

BHARGAVI V DAVAR 2012
VIKRAM PATEL 2013
S PARASURAMAN AND VANDANA GOPIKUMAR, 2012

On 1 December, the price of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder increased for the fourth successive month, with a non-subsidised LPG cylinder costing as much as Rs 725. Earlier, in June 2019, the....

LAHOTI ET AL, 2012
D C PATRA, 2013
LAHOTI ET AL, 2013

In 2019, EPW reviewed over 100 books. Read excerpts from 19 reviews that left an exceptional mark on our editors. EPW publishes two reviews of books written by established and emerging scholars and....

ECONOMICS AND POLICY
HISTORY AND METHODOLOGY
POLITICS AND DEMOCRACY
ECOLOGY AND THE STATE
LABOUR AND WOMEN
SOCIETY AND EQUALITY

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. The Indus Water Treaty (IWT), signed in 1960, was an agreement between India and Pakistan to ensure that despite partition, both....

RAMASWAMY R IYER, 2010
PAVAN NAIR, 2010
MAJED AKHTER, 2010
RAMASWAMY R IYER, 2010

There is a long-standing and contentious debate on whether the benefits created by genetically modified organisms (GMOs) outweigh the costs. Currently, in India, the use of GM seeds that are not....

MEENA MENON, 2019
RAM KAUNDINYA, 2019
MEENA MENON, 2019

India’s first prototype fast breeder reactor (PFBR), currently being built in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, is expected to be operational in 2020. However, doubts have been raised regarding its operational....

ASHWIN KUMAR AND M V RAMANA, 2011
S C CHETAL AND P CHELLAPANDI, 2011
M V RAMANA AND ASHWIN KUMAR, 2011

In 2010, the National Council of Applied Economic Research published a report titled “A Study of the Contribution of the Goan Iron Ore Mining Industry” that evaluated “the contribution of [the]....

GOPAL K KADEKODI AND PRANAB MUKHOPADHYAY, 2011
RAHUL BASU 2012
R VENKATESAN 2012
RAHUL BASU 2012

Reading Gandhi today is more than just an engagement with his written word. For several decades, scholars across disciplines have attempted to arrive at a holistic understanding of Gandhi by....

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1960–69
1970–79
1980–89
1990–99
2000–09
2010–19

India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is estimated to be 6.2% for 2019, while growth for the first quarter of the current financial year (FY) was 5%—the lowest in six years—according to data released....

Bishwanath Goldar, 2015
R NAGARAJ, 2015
Surajit Mazumdar, 2015
ASHIMA GOYAL, 2015

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Kimberle Crenshaw theorised “intersectionality” as a concept in a 1989 article titled "Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and....

NIVEDITA MENON, 2015
MEENA GOPAL, 2015
MARY E JOHN, 2015
JENNIFER C NASH, 2015

Is patriarchy more concerned with sexual repression or social reproduction? In 2018, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavaat was met with protests upon its release for portraying a Muslim ruler as a “lover”....

CAROL UPADHYA, 1998
MARY E JOHN, TEJASWINI NIRANJANA, 1998
CAROL UPADHYA, 1998
RATNA KAPUR, 1999

Incessant rainfall across India’s western coast during the 2019 monsoon has led to flooding in many states, with over 140 deaths reported so far. Kerala alone accounts for over half of these....

MIHIR SHAH, 2013
C J PERRY, 2013
MIHIR SHAH, 2013

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. On May 10, 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader Priyanka Sharma was arrested by the West Bengal police for posting a meme....

ISHITA MUKHOPADHYAY, 2012
SUBHASIS BANDYOPADHYAY, 2012
SUKUMAR MUKHOPADHYAY, 2012
SUJAY GHOSH, 2012

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. In 1976, Mohammad Yunus set up the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which provided small loans to people who could not put up any....

DAVID HULME AND MATHILDE MAITROT, 2014
P SATISH, 2015
R SEENIVASAN, 2015

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. What does “doing sociology” in India today entail? In 2016, Sujata Patel wrote that post-independence, nationhood and the project of....

VIVEK KUMAR, 2016
K L SHARMA, 2016
VIVEK KUMAR, 2016
EDITORIAL, 2016
ARVIND KUMAR, 2016

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW According to the Global Nutrition Report, 2018, India has 46.6 million stunted children—the highest in the world—followed by Nigeria....

ARVIND PANAGARIYA, 2013
STUART GILLESPIE, 2013
GARGI WABLE, 2013
DIANE COFFEY ET AL
RAKESH LODHA, YOGESH JAIN, C SATHYAMALA, 2013
GUPTA ET AL, 2013
SEEMA JAYACHANDRAN, ROHINI PANDE, 2013

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Rahul Pandita’s memoir, Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits, recounts the author’s experience of having to....

ANURADHA BHASIN JAMWAL, 2013
RAHUL PANDITA, 2013
SUALEH KEEN, 2013
BASHIR MANZAR, 2013
GOWHAR GEELANI, 2013
SADAF MUNSHI, 2013

The contribution of the livestock sector to India’s agricultural gross domestic product has been increasing since the 1970s. Dairying accounts for more than two-thirds of the value of total livestock....

NILABJA GHOSH, AMARNATH TRIPATHI, M RAJESHWOR, AND ROOPAL SINGH, 2017
M DINESH KUMAR AND O P SINGH, 2017
NILABJA GHOSH, 2019

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Is the left still relevant among the masses? Prabhat Patnaik in his 2011 article “The Left in Decline” introduces the term....

PRABHAT PATNAIK, 2011
HIREN GOHAIN, 2011
KRIPA SHANKAR, 2011
DIPANKAR BHATTACHARYA, 2011
ARUP BAISYA, 2011
SIDDHARTHA LAHIRI, 2011
PRABHAT PATNAIK, 2012

The Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) in Madhya Pradesh was set up by the state government to universalise primary education and ensure access to it for the marginalised sections of the society. R....

R GOPALAKRISHNAN AND AMITA SHARMA, 1998
RAHUL, 1999
R GOPALAKRISHNAN AND AMITA SHARMA,1999
VINOD VYASULU, 1999
P D KHERA, 1999

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Can there be a “factual” discussion of Bangladesh’s Liberation War? Naeem Mohaiemen’s article, “Flying Blind: Waiting for a Real....

NAEEM MOHAIEMEN, 2011
SARMILA BOSE, 2011
NAEEM MOHAIEMEN, 2011

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s 2014 electoral campaign was built around the Gujarat “model” of development—the....

R NAGARAJ AND SHRUTI PANDEY, 2013
MAITREESH GHATAK AND SANCHARI ROY, 2014
MAITREESH GHATAK ET AL, 2014
SUKUMAR MUKHOPADHYAY, 2013
R NAGARAJ AND SHRUTI PANDEY, 2014
RAVINDRA H DHOLAKIA, 2014
R NAGARAJ, 2014
SUGATA MARJIT, 2014
MAITREESH GHATAK ET AL, 2014

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. How strong is India’s democratic order? Bernard D’Mello’s 2013 article “'The Near and the Far': Why Is India’s Liberal–Political....

BERNARD D’MELLO, 2013
C P BHAMBRI, 2013
BERNARD D’MELLO, 2013

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Can solar irrigation pumps give farmers income security? The Solar Power as a Remunerative Crop (SPaRC) project, implemented in....

SHAH ET AL, 2017
SAHASRANAMAN ET AL, 2018
VERMA ET AL, 2019

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. The annual Pratham–Annual Status of Education Reports (ASER) survey repeatedly points to learning deficiencies prevalent in Indian....

ROHINI SAHNI AND V KALYAN SHANKAR, 2015
RAJESH MISHRA AND SUPRIYA SINGH, 2015
HARI NAIR, 2016
SAYANTAN MANDAL, 2016
JAYANTI DUTTA, 2016

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Can music resolve conflict? Tejaswini Niranjana’s 2013 article examines the social role of Hindustani music in Karnataka’s northern....

TEJASWINI NIRANJANA, 2013
VIJAYAKUMAR M BORATTI, 2013
SHASHIKANTHA KOUDUR, 2013

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Did Gandhi refuse to denounce the caste system? "The Doctor and the Saint"—written by Arundhati Roy as an introduction to B R....

RAJMOHAN GANDHI, 2015
ARUNDHATI ROY, 2015
NANDINI OZA, 2015
RAJMOHAN GANDHI, 2015

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. Over 40 lakh people have been excluded from Assam’s National register of Citizens (NRC) published in July 2018. The Assam government....

HIREN GOHAIN, FEBRUARY 1980
SANJIB KUMAR BARUAH, MARCH 1980
HIREN GOHAIN, APRIL 1980
SANJIB KUMAR BARUAH, MAY 1980
TILOTTOMA MISRA, AUGUST 1980
K M SHARMA, AUGUST 1980
HIREN GOHAIN, AUGUST 1980
AMALENDU GUHA, OCTOBER 1980
LILY BARA, DECEMBER 1980
UDAYON MISRA, FEBRUARY 1981
HIREN GOHAIN, FEBRUARY 1981
GAIL OMVEDT, MARCH 1981
SANJIB KUMAR BARUAH, APRIL 1981
AMALENDU GUHA, APRIL 1981
HIREN GOHAIN , MAY 1981
AMALENDU GUHA, MAY 1981

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. What effect did colonial rule have on the Indian economy? Is economic modernity a justifiable excuse for nearly 200 years of....

TIRTHANKAR ROY, 2015
ARINDAM BANERJEE, CHIRASHREE DAS GUPTA AND SURAJIT MAZUMDAR, 2015
TIRTHANKAR ROY, 2015

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of E​PW. How much should India contribute to mitigating climate change? The Paris Agreement signed by the Conference of Parties (CoP) in 2015....

KIRIT S PARIKH AND JYOTI K PARIKH, 2016
NAVROZ K DUBASH AND RADHIKA KHOSLA, 2016
KIRIT S PARIKH AND JYOTI K PARIKH, 2017

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of EPW. Should reservation in education and employment exclude the prosperous among the backward classes? On 26 September 2018, the Supreme....

S SUBRAMANIAN, 2006
K SUNDARAM, 2007
K RAVI SRINIVAS, 2007
S SUBRAMANIAN, 2007

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. Is there an effective blueprint to conserve tiger habitats? In Ajay Dubey v National Tiger Conservation Authority (2012), the....

K ULLAS KARANTH, AND KRITHI K KARANTH, 2012
NITIN RAI, 2012
DIVYA VASUDEV AND VARUN R GOSWAMI, 2012

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. Does the caste system travel with us when we cross the seas? In 2005, the United States-based Hindu Education Foundation (HEF)....

CHINNAIAH JANGAM, 2016
VAMSEE JULURI, 2016
CHINNAIAH JANGAM, 2016

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. Politics in West Bengal has differed from the rest of the country in terms of ideology as well as agenda. The left with its....

PRASKANVA SINHARAY, 2012
UDAY CHANDRA AND KENNETH BO NIELSEN, 2012
SARBANI BANDYOPADHYAY, 2012
PARTHA CHATTERJEE, 2012
RANABIR SAMADDAR, 2013
PRASKANVA SINHARAY, 2014
ARVIND KUMAR AND AYAN GUHA, 2014

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. The Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 aims to provide free and compulsory education for all children between the age of 4 to 16....

PANKAJ S JAIN AND RAVINDRA H DHOLAKIA, 2009
VIMALA RAMACHANDRAN, 2009
PADMA M SARANGAPANI, 2009
PANKAJ S JAIN AND RAVINDRA H DHOLAKIA, 2010

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. Language has been a point of contention in the Indian subcontinent, especially since the introduction of English education, and....

Ramachandra Guha, 2009
Sudhanva Deshpande, 2009
N Kalyan Raman, 2009
Himansu S Mohapatra, 2009
Vinayak Lohani, 2009
Ramachandra Guha, 2010

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. January 1993. A cinema hall in Hyderabad. The Telugu version of Maniratnam's film Roja is being shown. Every show displays the....

Tejaswini Niranjana, 1994
V Chakravarthy and M S S Pandian, 1994
S V Srinivas, 1994
Rustom Bharucha, 1994
Tejaswini Niranjana, 1994
Arun Kumar Patnaik, 1994
Tejaswini Niranjana, 1994

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. EPW's special Postscript of four articles this week tackles the relationship between art and society through the case of Carnatic....

Kamala Ganesh
T M Krishna
Kamala Ganesh
Lakshmi Subramanian
Ananya Vajpeyi

The world of work, the relationship between capital and labour, and the nature of exploitation has interested feminists for a long time. They have been concerned with the idea that labour is seen as....

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. The conflict over land (and its acquisition) has become an important issue in the process of industrialisation. In 2007, the West....

Partha Chatterjee
Mihir Shah
Mary John and Satish Deshpande
Amita Baviskar and Nandini Sundar
Partha Chatterjee

The last two decades of the 20th century were marked by the increasing visibility of third world feminist struggles. In the Indian context, specifically, there was an assertion of caste identity and....

Gopal Guru, 1995
Sharmila Rege, 1998
Chhaya Datar, 1999
Sharmila Rege, 2000

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s book Hind Swaraj—written in just nine days, aboard a ship while he was travelling from London to South Africa in 1909— is often cited for its considerable influence on the....

By Rudrangshu Mukherjee
By Rudolf C Heredia
By Vivek Dhareshwar
By Aditya Nigam
By Mahesh Gavaskar

The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW. In 1994, Alan Sokal, a theoretical physicist at New York University, submitted an essay to a leading cultural studies journal....

Gita Chadha, 1997
Alan Sokal, 1998
Meera Nanda, 1998
Gita Chadha, 1998
Sundar Sarukkai, 1999
Meera Nanda, 1999
Alan Sokal, 2000