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Simultaneous Elections in Plural Societies

The contentious proposal of “one nation, one election” is critically examined. The interwoven relationship between elections, social cleavages, federal balance, and the potential implications of simultaneous elections for democratic (in)stability in India is explored. In doing so, comparative literature on concurrent elections is studied to assuage its merits and demerits, and better understand the implications for a country like India.

The Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Capitalist Landscape in India

The conceptual delineation of “spatial compression” in critical writings of Karl Marx and David Harvey is mapped to explain how contemporary capitalist practices use “time” creatively to overcome the spatial constraints to profit-making. The insights drawn from the discussions are used to examine the rapid expansion of Amazon India, primarily achieved through its network of warehouses—a spatial construct. Thus the tangible manifestations of restructuring time and space in the present-day capitalist landscape of India are analysed.

Understanding India’s Gilded Age

The Billionaire Raj: A Journey through India’s New Gilded Age by James Crabtree, Noida: Harper Collins, 2018; pp 358 + xxv, `799.

 

Reading ‘Development’ in a Conflict Zone

Pieces of Earth: The Politics of Land-grabbing in Kashmir by Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018; pp 212, 695.

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