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Caste Survey in Bihar: A New Beginning?

The socio-economic data along with caste figures may lead to revisiting material questions underlying caste–class inequality.

Bangladesh’s Development Trajectory

The Odds Revisited: Political Economy of the Development of Bangladesh by K A S Murshid, Cambridge University Press, 2022; pp 240, `1,195.

Land Subsidence and the Sinking City Dynamics in Joshimath

Highlighting the nexus between the tourism–carrying capacity and infrastructure development in the region, the instances of sinking and cracking of houses in Joshimath are shown to be a result of the heavy pressure on the land to develop infrastructure for the tourism industry, which has exceeded the region’s TCC.

The Democratic Dilemma of Transparency

Patching Development: Information Politics and Social Change in India by Rajesh Veeraraghavan, Oxford University Press, 2021; pp 254, £19.99.

Beyond Remorse to Reflection: Curating a Strategy for Research and Response for Adolescents in India post COVID-19

Global data on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents show that >150 million children and adolescents in 165 countries have been affected by the pandemic-induced closures ( Xiang et al 2020 ). This article presents experiences and conversations around the pandemic’s effect on the adolescent population and the need for spotlighting and vulnerabilities of adolescent girls, specifically, in India. The article tries to establish the need for deeper introspection on “successes and learnings” of responses across development programmes designed to address the impact of the pandemic with this population group of Koppal district, Karnataka.

Quest for Development and Challenges in Bangladesh

Development, Neoliberalism, and Islamism in South Asia: The Case of Bangladesh by Mustahid M Husain, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022; pp xvii + 146, ¤117.69 (eBook).

Migration and China’s ‘Economic Miracle’ in Northern Girls

By telling the story of vulnerable migrant workers, Sheng Keyi’s novel Northern Girls challenges the mainstream narratives of China’s economic growth.

‘Towards a More Prosperous and Plentiful Kerala’

The central proposition of this paper is that the Kerala economy must grow on a path that leverages the strengths of its ecosystem, both natural and social, in a way that engenders growth that is widely inclusive and inherently sustainable. The central concern must be whether and how far the various economic activities find a harmonious alignment with the differentia specifica of Kerala’s unique ecological wealth and social circumstances.

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