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On Privacy

On 24 August 2017, a nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the right to privacy is “intrinsic to life and liberty” and is inherently protected under the various fundamental freedoms enshrined under Part III of the Indian Constitution. Bhairav Acharya ’s article (2015) briefly visited the several theoretical conceptions of privacy, some with rich philosophical and juridical histories, before reviewing four contemporary elements of privacy in India that are influencing the evolution of privacy law. AG Noorani 's article (2005) discusses how the Supreme Court, in two...

Politics of Language and Identity

As language debates about the imposition of Hindi rage in Karnataka, we look into the EPW Archives to shed light on the politics of language in India. Hany Babu M T ’s special article (2017) discusses how the Constitution only pays lip service to the linguistic plurality of India and has created a hierarchy of languages — with Sanskrit, Hindi, and the scheduled and the non-scheduled languages occupying various rungs of the ladder. Vasudha Dalmia ’s review (2003) of Alok Rai’s “Hindi Nationalism,” addresses complex issues like: "What was/is Hindi?" and "Where/when was Hindi?" Janaki Nair ’s...

Age of Consent and Marital Rape

On 9 August 2017, the Supreme Court of India clarified that intercourse or sexual act by a man with his wife, who is not below the age of 15 years, is not marital rape. Three articles from the EPW Archives look into some of these issues.

51 Years of EPW: Reminiscences on the 'Small Voice'

Twelve months ago, we started a series of articles to mark the 50th anniversary of the Economic and Political Weekly. Here we reproduce excerpts from articles that trace the story of the weekly from its predecessor the Economic Weekly and its journey over the years.

51 Years of EPW: Reminiscences on the 'Small Voice'

Twelve months ago, we started a series of articles to mark the 50th anniversary of the Economic and Political Weekly. Here we reproduce excerpts from articles that trace the story of the weekly from its predecessor the Economic Weekly and its journey over the years.

On the Practice of Science

We look at three papers from the EPW Archives that pose questions about the practice of science, philosophy of science, and how the category of science has been used in India. For the 51st Anniversary, we are taking these articles out of paywall.

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