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A little tradition and subaltern craft, the wooden puppets or kathputalis were common to Gujarat, Rajasthan and the northern parts of India. After Independence, however, puppetry became a tool for...
Farmers' suicides in Bundelkhand are a result of several years of neglect of the agricultural sector and industrial backwardness. Neither the Uttar Pradesh nor the Madhya Pradesh government has made...
How the State has responded to the fasts of Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev and Medha Patkar and how the media has portrayed them are a study in contrasts and say something about our society.
With a growing betel vine sector as well as thriving paddy cultivation and fishing, it is no wonder that villagers in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district have resisted the state government's forceful...
Apple production in Himachal Pradesh benefited hugely from state support in the 1970s and 1980s. Peasant movements were successful in raising the support prices for the apple crop in the early 1990s...
Operation Geronimo evoked the most farcical reactions in India. Besides approvingly endorsing US imperial arrogance, the media also began advocating that India should carry out similar surgical...
Locating the recent success of candidates from Manipur in the civil services examination in the larger context of the state's deteriorating education system, this article offers insights about a...
As India officials look at the international debate on "too-bigto- fail" issues they should reflect on the more general problem that while there is now universal familiarity with the words systemic...
The recent murderous attack on Akbaruddin Owaisi, leader of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen in Hyderabad has exposed the fault lines in the Muslim community in the city. How these divisions are...

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