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Caste and Communication Studies

Caste, Communication and Power edited by Biswajit Das and Debendra Prasad Majhi, New Delhi: Sage, 2021; pp 388, `895.

Social Significance of Modern Gardens

The state must cultivate more parks to ensure greater social and environmental cohesion.

Rahul Sankrityayan’s Mehrarun ke Durdasa

Rahul Sankrityayan’s Bhojpuri play Mehrarun ke Durdasa is a timeless commentary on the perils of being a woman in the restrictive rural heartland of North India.

Bhairabi Prasad Sahu (1957–2022)

Bhairabi Prasad Sahu made path-breaking contributions to the study of the issues ranging from the history of regions, cultural aspects of the state, and legitimation strategies in premodern India to technology and social change. He also stood out for his consistent commitment to scientifi c historiography and the idea of public university.

The Urban Non-narrative and an Independent Language of Cinema

The progress of cinema as an art form can be seen through the emergence of an independent language of depicting the urban.

Anglo-Indian Identity through the Culinary Lens

Food writing can function as an alternative mode in historiography, making visible the history of the Anglo-Indian community.

Tantalisingly Intertwined and Complex

The Eastern Gate: War and Peace in Nagaland, Manipur and India’s Far East by Sudeep Chakravarti, Simon and Schuster India, 2022; pp 399, `899.

Marxist Ecology in the light of Contemporary Ecological Thought: Reflections on the Ontological Questions in Dark, Deep and Marxist Ecology

The paper strives to explore some fundamental debates concerning the question of ecology, nature and culture in Marxian corpus. First, it attempts to explicate the differences and commonalities between the philosophical conception of nature in Marxism and contemporary and old ecological thoughts like Dark ecology of Timothy Morton and Deep ecology of Arne Naess. Second, the paper is also an attempt to revisit some of the larger philosophical and ontological questions pertaining to nature and ecology; especially the questions related to ontological position of mind and matter in relation to nature and how these fundamental questions have a bearing on the current and future trajectory of ecological thought and movements globally in the Anthropocene epoch.

Managing India’s Pasts

The lack of clarity and transparency in the impending restructuring of organisations like the Films Division of India and the National Film Archive of India, under the umbrella of the National Film Development Corporation of India, disenfranchises the real stakeholders of India’s fi lm heritage—the Indian public.

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