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Marginal Identities, Mainstream Institutions: Caste and the Academia

It is hardly surprising that institutions of higher learning in India mirror and sometimes stimulate ideas and beliefs that are counterproductive to the ideals of equality, social justice and egalitarianism.

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Cast(e) in Iron

There is a possibility, though very bleak, that the government may consider bringing the entire reservation policy under major review. Assessment of a policy is a routine matter in the government, but considerably changing its orientation is quite another. In a society where caste continues to be a definitive characteristic feature, the probability of the reservation policy being modified to exclude the presently included or significantly change the criteria of inclusion seems far-fetched.

Contested Waters, Shrinking Livelihoods: Critical Issues in Trans-boundary River Sharing in South Asia

Whether the waters in South Asia can be characterized by ‘shared commonalities’ or whether transnational consensus must precede localized or unilateral policy interventions do not constitute the primary axis of the debate. The developmental discourse in this regard seems to have perpetuity, at least in terms of policy mindsets, which transcends boundaries and reduces the issue to usage of water for so-called ‘national’ purposes and considers the deleterious effects as being the sine qua non of development. Additionally, policy interventions in water are paradigmatically ‘statist’, ‘top-bottom’ and non-participatory having scant regard for complex issues such as loss of culture and livelihoods.

From a Common Man to Another : Critical Issues Before the Aam Admi Party (AAP)

Prashant Negi is Assistant Professor, Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Managing Trustee, Centre for Development Studies, Shimla. He can be contacted at… Continue reading

The AAP(rising) – The Changing Contours of Politics in India

Prashant Negi is Assistant Professor, Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies and Programme on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He can be contacted at… Continue reading