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Glimpses from the Past

Glimpses from the Past
EPW brings you this essay from the archives where historian Tapan Raychaudhuri traces the roots of mass poverty in India, as we know it today, to the new institutional framework of agriculture...
The arrival of the talkies in Tamil in the 1930s confronted the Tamil elite with a challenge in that while they were implicated in the cinematic medium in more than one way, they, in retaining their...
The year 1964 saw China's first nuclear bomb test being conducted at Lop Nor. This article, published in the 31 October 1964 issue of the Economic Weekly, discusses the changing political alignments...
This article, published in the 31 October 1964 issue of the Economic Weekly, came at a time when India was debating the cost and efficacy of a nuclear bomb programme.
It has been thirty years since the brutal anti-Sikh riots of 1984 in Delhi. EPW republishes this report of civil society organisations who investigated into the carnage. The report found that the...
This article, published in the 19 September 1964 issue of EPW, shows how Panchayati Raj had wide ranging effects of caste dynamics and class relations in villages of Bengal.
FROM THE LONDON END Regional Feelings Prevail In a remarkable analogy to recent trends in India, this week's “mini election” in Britain has shown strong support for regionalism. The Wilson Government...
The discussion on "intermediate regimes" was carried out in the pages of the EPW through the mid 70s. We present one of the earliest essays on "intermediate regimes" by K N Raj for our readers.
Bipan Chandra's contribution to the understanding of modern India and communalism has engaged generations of scholars. We, at EPW , present this special article that he wrote in the August 1975 issue...
Bernard Cohn's work on the historical and anthropological making of the British colonial state in India was published in EPW in 1961. In this article he argues that the distribution of family types...
The debate on whether (and if so, how) Indian agriculture has moved from a feudal mode of production to a capitalist mode of production has been a long and a vexed one. EPW brings you this essay by...
In November 1982, the Australian National University hosted a conference in Canberra on the subaltern in South Asian History and Society. This conference, organised by Ranajit Guha, came a few months...
This article, published in the 13 December 1986 issue of EPW, critiques a bill that would have set up a national council of voluntary agencies to regulate and establish a code of conduct for NGOs...
This article, published in the 27 May 1978 issue of EPW, reports on the formation of the second Press Commission right after the Emergency. The article grapples with issues like media ownership and...
This article, published in 29 December 1990 issue of EPW analyses the widespread protests in Kolkata (then Calcutta) when the tram fares were increased in 1953. In the wake of an increase in railway...

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