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Explorations in Pragmatic Economics Selected papers of George A Akerlof
The Past at Every Corner Delhi: Ancient History edited by Upinder Singh; Social Science Press, New Delhi, Shonaleeka Kaul Delhi: Ancient History, as its introduc- tion tells you, is a
Women and the Politics of Class by Johanna Brenner
This paper re-examines the monetary aggregation procedure in India in the context of the new monetary aggregates proposed by the Third Working Group of the Reserve Bank of India.
characterisations, and it must be admitted that his writing does smack of overkill, the problem remains. How do we explain the continued existence of a depressing ground level reality that everyone...
Harsh Sethi Development, Ethnicity and Human Rights in South Asia by Ross Mallick; Sage Publications, Delhi, 1998; pp 375, Rs 425. MOST current tracts on human rights locate themselves within the...
on the part of the Bengali middle class to de-class their identity through the praxis of the stage has its thrills, even as the tragedy it triggered is deeply wounding.
Ashok Mitra The Mirror of Class: Essays on Bengali Theatre by Himani Bannerji; Papyrus, Calcutta, 1998; pp 240, Rs 200. IT would be an outrageous proposition to suggest that the Bengali theatre the...
Central Banking in Developing Countries by Anand Chandavarkar; Macmillan Press, UK, 1996 and St Martin's Press, Inc, US, 1996; pp xiv + 289, THIS monograph is an excellent example of scholarly work...
Failed Idealism Anirudh Deshpande J P: His Biography by Allan and Wendy Scarfe (revised edition); Orient Longman, New Delhi, 1998; pp 274 (21 Chapters, 14 Plates, References and Index), Rs 300 (...
Surinder S Jodhka Peasant Moorings: Village Ties and Mobility Rationales in South India edited by Jean-Luc Racine; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1997; pp 400, Rs 495, MIGRATIONS from rural to urban...
to maintain some kind of balance between the town and the village. The lure of the city for many villagers was a myth that could not be taken for granted. Most villagers went to the town "so that...
the strategies tor making the personal laws more women friendly. The book under review is a good study and indeed gives good value for the price.
S P Sathe Legally Dispossessed Gender, Identity and the Process of Law by Maitreyi Mukhopadhay; GenderCulture-Politics series, editor Susie Tharu; Stree, in association with The Book Review Literary...
Susie Tharu Dust on the Road; the Activist Writings of Mahasweta Devi, edited with an introductory essay by Maitreya Ghatak; Seagull Books, Calcutta, 1997;pp 219,Rs 275.
Werner Bonefeld The Single European Currency in National Perspective, edited by Bernard H Moss and Jonathan Michie; Macmillan, London, 1998;
Malavika Kasturi Gender and Nation by N Yuval-Davis; Sage Publications, London, 1997; 'FEMINIST nationalism' has increasingly occupied a central place in gender debates, for, as Lois West argues,...
of Imperialism Rudolf C Heredia Providence and the Raj: Imperial Mission and Missionary Imperialism by Gerald Studdert-Kennedy; Sage Publications, New Delhi, London, 1998; pp 273, Rs 375 (cloth).
Pulapre Balakrishnan Indian Economy: Essays on Money and Finance by C Rangarajan; UBS Publishers, C RANGARAJAN has had the sort of career that many an economist would give a right arm for. Here's a...
-(1998): 'Analysing Government Intervention in Foodgrain Markets' in N Krishnaji (ed), Food Security in India, forthcoming. Sage, New Delhi. Bhagwati. J (1956): 'Deficit Financing and Economic...
Islamic Seal on India's Independence by Syeda Saiyidain Hameed; Oxford University Press, Karachi, 1998; pp 303, price not stated. MAULANA AZAD is a seminal contribution to Indian freedom struggle as...
Tribes: How Race, Religion and Identity Determine Success in the New Global Economy by Joel Kotkin; Random House, New York, 1993. IN terms of the modern political-economic rhetoric of globalism...
formerly triumphant west". The role of Super Sam, a term Toynbee once used to describe the international power of the US must also be linked judiciously with the operation of so-called super-tribes...
both with the sense of national identity that emerged under colonialism as well as with the assertion of Sinhala identity in the new post-colonial state.
Making and Interpreting History Rowena Robinson Identity, Consciousness and the Past: Forging of Caste and Community in India and Sri Lanka edited by H L Sencviratne; Oxford University Press, Delhi,
Ecological Crisis' Case Study of Central American Countries Kalim Siddiqui At the roots of socio-economic and ecological crisis in the Central American countries are development policies that have...
THIS is a book which should be thrown open to the readers, without the mediation of any reviewer. It is a slice of what has come to be known as the' worm's eye view of history'. The author has...
Neera Chandhoke Secularism, Democracy, Justice: Implications of Rawlsian Principles in India by Nalini Rajan; Sage, Delhi, 1998; pp 220, Rs 295 (cloth).
Ranajit Das Gupta Workers of Another World: Miners, the Countryside and Coalfields in Dhanbad by Gerard Heuze; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1996; pp xiv + 442, hardback,
Tax Administration: Theory, Survey, Analysis Parthasarathi Shome Incentives and Institutional Reform in Tax Enforcement by Arindam Das-Gupta and Dilip Mookherjee;Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1998...
Ramachandra Guha The Career and Legend of Vasco da Gama by Sanjay Subrahmanyam; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997; pp xxiii + 400, special Indian price Rs 495.
Modern Public Economics by Raghbendra Jha; Routledge, London and New York, 1998; pp xv + 549, name and subject index provided,
Political Philosophy by Jean Hampton; THIS is an introductory work reprinted by OUP, Delhi, by arrangement with Westview Press. The blurb perhaps originated with Westview. To try and attract the...
Its Contradictions Akeel Bilgrami AS an obligatory ritual, books and discussions about India ask the question: how is it that a country so diverse in its languages, religions, and castes, and so...
in with the anti-modernists is that he often equates (or derives) this quite correct understanding of the Indian state with a more generalised rejection of enlightenment conceptions of sovereignty...
S Shukla Education for Development in Asia by Jandhyala B G Tilak; Sage Publications, New Delhi. 1994; pp 245, Rs 275 (cloth). Learning from Conflict: Tracts for the Times, by Krishna Kumar, Orient...
Social Sciences: Old Dogmas, New Challenges C T Kurien Social Science and Development: Quest for Relevance by P C Joshi; Har-Anand Publications, Delhi, pp 354, Rs 495, TRAVEL down memory lane to the...
S Shukla Education for Development in Asia by Jandhyala B G Tilak; Sage Publications, New Delhi. 1994; pp 245, Rs 275 (cloth). Learning from Conflict: Tracts for the Times, by Krishna Kumar, Orient...
Social Sciences: Old Dogmas, New Challenges C T Kurien Social Science and Development: Quest for Relevance by P C Joshi; Har-Anand Publications, Delhi, pp 354, Rs 495, TRAVEL down memory lane to the...
Sumanta Banerjee Secularism and Its Critics edited by Rajeev Bhargava; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp 550, Rs 695. FOR certain politicians and academics in India today, the most favourite...
Gita Chadha Scientific Communities in the Developing World edited by Jacques Gaillard, V V Krishna and Roland Waast; Sage Publications, December 1996; pp 398,
Ashima Goyal Adjustment in Oil-Importing Developing Countries: A Comparative Economic Analysis by Pradeep K Mitra; Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; pp 321 + xiv.
K N Panikkar Lineages of the Present: Political Essays by Aijaz Ahmad; Tulika, New Delhi, THIS collection of essays by the author of the widely acclaimed earlier work, In Theory, makes compelling...
Indian Group that "many Bengali bhadralok [in the 1890s] were unused to reading Bengali". Rabindranath's decision to set up Visva Bharati was not prompted by the 'mediocrity' of Calcutta University...
Selected Letters of Rabindranath Tagore edited by Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson; Cambridge University Press. 1997; Rs 550. THIS selection of Rabindranath's letters edited by Krishna Dutta and...
"ectors, not just land reforms or other asset redistribution. For instance, how about persuading borrowers to adhere to the code of repayment a necessary condition for the institution of credit? Or...
Manu Shroff The Indian Economy: Major Debates since Independence edited by Terence J Byres; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1998; pp 424, Rs 575, I HAVE borrowed the title of this review from Jayati...
Andre Gunder Frank Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching edited by Ainslie T Embree and Carol Gluck; Columbia Project on Asia in the Core Curriculum [CPACC], Armonk/London, M E...
Goody, lack (1996): The East in the West, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Hodgson, Marshall G S (1993): Bethinking World History edited by Edmund Burke III, Cambridge University Press,...
Dynamic Search for the Optimum I G Patel India's Economic Reforms and Development: Essays for Manmohan Singh edited by Isher Judge Ahluwalia and IM D Little; Oxford University Press, Delhi,
D Varatharajan Income Distribution and Health in a North Indian Village by Mike Shepperdson; Avebury, Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot. England, 1995; pp xvii + 501.
Achin Vanaik Writing Social History by Sumit Sarkar; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1997; pp 390, hardback Rs 495, GIVEN Sumit Sarkar's stature as one of the best historians of modem India, a new...
Sumanta Banerjee States, Citizens and Outsiders: The Uprooted Peoples of South Asia edited by Tapan K Bose and Rita Manchanda; South Asia Forum for Human Rights, Kathmandu, 1997; pp 380, price not...
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