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Death in Police Custody

Abdul Kafi, Abhijit Bhattacharya, Abhijit Kundu, Aditi Ghosh, Amitava Chakraborty, Amitava Pal, Anindya Datta, Anirban Kundu, Anup Sinha, Apurba Kumar Chattopadhyay, Archana Prasad, Arijit Chaudhuri, Arindam Banerjee, Arun Jana, Asimananda Goswami, Aurnab Ghose, Ayesha Kidwai, Bhupen Sarmah, Bijay Bal, Binayak Dutta-Roy, Biswajit Haldar, Channa Basavaiah, Chirashree Dasgupta, Debabrata Pal, Debi Prasad Mishra, Debnarayan Jana, Dinesh Abrol, Dipak Kesh, Dwaipayan Bhattacharya, G Arunima, Gautam Gangopadhyay, Gautam Gupta, Guruprasad Kar, Himansu Charan Sadangi, Indraneel dasgupta, Indu Agnihotri, Ishita Mukhopadhyay, Janaky Sreedharan, Jayati Das, Jayeeta Sharma, Jyoti Sabharwal, Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, Kaberi Chakraborty, Kamales Bhaumik, Kandarpa Das, Kaushik Bhattacharya, Kuntal Ghosh, M Rajivlochan, Mahalaya Chatterjee, Maitreyee Nandy, Maitreyee Saha Sarkar, Malabika Das Gupta, Manas Ray, Mritiunjoy Mohanty, Padmanava Basu, Parthapratim Pal, Parthasarathi Bhaumik, Parthiba Basu, Pradip K Mahapatra, Pranab Sarkar, Rahul Roy, Rajni Palriwala, Rajyeswar Sinha, Ranjeeta Dutta, Ratan Khasnobis, S Anandhi, Samantak Das, Sanjukta Ganguly, Saswata Bhattacharya, Satyabrata Chakraborty, Saumyajit Bhattacharya, Selvyn Jussy, Shantanu De Roy, Sharmistha Banerjee, Sharmistha Sen, Shaswati Mazumdar, Shibani Chaudhury, Subimal Sen, Subrata Pal, Sucharita Sen, Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Sudipta Bandyopadhyay, Sudipta Bhattacharya, Sukanta Bhattacharya, Sukhendu Sekhar Sarkar, Sumangala Damodaran, Sumit Kumar Baruya, Surajit Das, Surajit Mazumdar, Surajit Mukhopadhyay, Sushil Khanna, Taposik Banerjee, V K Ramachandran, Vamsi Vakulabharanam.

We have watched with disgust and horror the brutal police assault on students during a peaceful demonstration organised by four Left students’ organisations on 2 April 2013 in Kolkata and the subsequent death of Sudipta Gupta, a participant in the demonstration, while in police custody.

Archive and Access

The Archive and Access project aims to set up a consortium of archives and libraries in India with signifi cant historical collections through a joint online catalogue. We hope that this will be an important and useful resource for scholars and students.

Mismanagement of Indian Management Education

The Indian management education system, imported from the United States in the early 1960s, is in a state of crisis. The business schools lack strategic focus, with everyone trying to teach everything - the "everything-to-everybody" model. Adopted by the Indian Institutes of Management and copied by the rest, this model leaves little time for creative thinking. It has also led to faculty shortage and has resulted in low levels of research output and competence, ensuring mediocrity in the system. The schools have become teaching shops, and with the entry of foreign schools it will be time for hundreds of B-schools to migrate to the next emerging area of easy profit.

Bringing Academic Rigour to the Field of Entrepreneurship in India

Though India has a good number of Schumpeterian entrepreneurs who have made the country a frontrunner in information technology, the country also has a large number of micro and small enterprises which have not been growing much but account for about 90 per cent of total employment. Hence, from the policymaking perspective it is essential to figure out what needs to be done on one side to create more Schumpeterian entrepreneurs for more wealth creation, and on the other side to improve performance of non-entrepreneurial small businesses.

IMF-World Bank Recipe for Soviet Economy

Soviet Economy R G Gidadhubli Abhijit Bhattacharya In the context of the openly expressed view of the Soviet leadership that economic assistance from the West is critical to Soviet economic survival, the report on the Soviet economy jointly prepared by the IMF, the World Bank, OECD and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and its recommendations assume special significance.

SOVIET UNION-Enterprise Autonomy Reality or Myth

The Law on State Enterprise (Amalgamation), 1987 was the first major step by Gorbachev aimed at giving new rights to enterprise directors and offering a degree of freedom from central bureaucracy. How far has it been successful in moving the Soviet economy towards a market system?

Salzburg Seminar on Perestroika

The Salzburg Seminar devoted one of its sessions to the developments in the USSR. The seminar brought together various specialists in the field of Soviet studies and east-west relations. A report on the proceedings.

Leontief on Soviet Economic Reforms

The debate over the synthesis of market and planning goes on and the central question remains: Is there a possible optimum mixture of 'plan' and 'market' so that there will be neither shortage (characteristic of planned economies) nor unemployment (an attribute of market economies)?

Price Reform Acid Test for Gorbachev

Gorbachev ALTHOUGH Mikhail Gorbachev has managed to get his radical political and economic reforms endorsed by the 27th Party Congress and subsequently by the 19th Party Conference his most crucial test lies ahead. His radical economic reforms include: making enterprises economically accountable, With self-financing and self-management; reform of planning and supply, finance and credit, labour remuneration and price formation. But the most sensitive issue amongst them is the new pricing policy which is yet to be introduced. In a way, the fate of perestroika is now hanging over this issue If the price reforms are not introduced in the immediate future the whole process of perestroika may collapse.

Guidelines for Perestroika

of Soviet life and culture both past and present. In this book Anthony Olcot has surveyed the trend of contemporary Soviet writings and opined "the impression conveyed fey recent Soviet publications is that the Gorbachev years have ushered in a period of unprecedented freedom, as writers may now discuss virtually anything, from religion to sex, from drugs to ecology, in violation of every canon of Soviet literature". Clearly social problems facing Soviet society are quite formidable and need urgent MIKHAIL GORBACHEV's pilotage of the affairs of the Soviet Union has activated the intellectual life of economists and other social scientists. At present, the Soviet society is experiencing an upsurge of many new and refreshing ideas that have shattered the traditional perceptions. Though the theoretical framework of 'perestroika' is yet to find a firm footing, it has already shaken the previous notions of a socialist society. Today, even other East European countries, China, Vietnam and Cuba find it necessary to have a fresh look at their understanding of the nature of socialism evolved by them in past.

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