ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Limits of the Modern Political System: The Case of an Erukula Woman Sarpanch in Telangana

This article maps how the social status of an elected woman from a tribal community did not change, and questions the limitations of modern state power in the form of democratic decentralisation through the panchayati raj act.

Babu’s Camelot

Three key dynamics have come to the fore in the fresh cycle of capitalism that is unfolding in the new state of Andhra Pradesh. First, capitalist accumulation is happening with a weak articulation and incorporation of labour. Second, capitalist development is being visualised in a city-centric paradigm with a weak vision of integrating the hinterlands. Third, these two dynamics are perceived by the state and the ruling elite to have little opposition, a kind of thesis with a weak antithesis. This paper provides a critique of these emerging dynamics in the hope of imagining a more inclusive Andhra Pradesh.
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