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Looking Back at Donald Trump’s Presidency: A Reading List

As Donald Trump’s presidency comes to a close, a reexamination of his domestic and foreign policy reveals a fractured legacy—of populism, protectionism and unilateralism.

Research Radio Ep 12: How Effective are Institutions for Climate Policy in India?

In this episode, we speak to Navroz K Dubash and Shibani Ghosh about the effectiveness of Indian institutions and policies to address the global environmental crises.

Research Radio Ep 11: The Impossibility of ‘Dalit Studies’

In this episode, we speak to Ankit Kawade about the exclusionary character of higher education curriculums, and the implications of institutionalising Dalit Studies.

Contempt of Court: Does Criticism Lower the Authority of the Judiciary?

The law punishing contempt of court leaves ample room for interpretation at the discretion of judges. Such discretion has the potential to be used to curb criticism of the judiciary.

Why Corporate Houses Should Not be Allowed to Promote Banks: A Reading List

The new proposal by an RBI Internal Working Group to allow large corporate/industrial houses to float banks poses various risks for the banking sector.

‘Love Jihad’ is an Islamophobic Campaign: Why Honour is about Controlling Women's Bodies

In light of the renewed demand from certain sections of society to enact laws against religious conversions for marriage, this reading list analyses the harmful impact of the narrative of “love jihad” on Hindu women.

Farmers’ Protests: What are the Main Concerns Regarding the Farm Bills Passed by the BJP Government?

In September 2020, the Bharatiya Janata Party government pushed the passage of three farm bills in Parliament. The bills, which are deemed anti-farmer, are facing opposition from farmers and state governments alike. But what makes the bills so controversial? */ */

‘Women Have Just as Many Expectations from Socialist Liberation as Men Do’: Remembering Ilina Sen

Sen exemplified how grounded struggles for feminist change and rich academic scholarship that centred on working-class and Adivasi women’s experiences could be combined.

Remembering Mandela: Policies and Processes in Creating a Post-apartheid South Africa

Apartheid cannot be looked upon as an event in history, but rather as a system that continues to influence politics and society in South Africa today.

World Population Day 2020: Examining Census Construction and Communal Strife in Colonial India

The British Raj, by attempting to reduce the diversity of the Indian populace into numbers that could fit a particular category, ignored the ideals of social justice and instead furthered communal mobilisation through their policy of “divide and rule.”

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