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Liberalisation and Growth of Firms in India

This study analyses the impact of the liberalisation policies on the growth of firms in India. It analyses the inter-firm differences in growth rates over a seven-year period. The basic unit is the firm and the study allows for the entry and exit of firms during the sample period. Further, the authors show that not all firms have benefited from the liberalisation measures. There were gainers and losers. The impact of the determinants on growth has not remained constant over the years but has changed during the process of liberalisation.

Reconciliation without Justice?

The Indo-South African Dialogue on Truth, Reconciliation and Human Rights which brought together academics and human rights activists from South Africa and India in an intimate encounter in Delhi recently raised issues that went beyond the South African experience and echoed the post-Iraq war global concerns about economic hegemony and military unilateralism in a unipolar world system.

Freedom of Religion

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Remembering to Forget

. Lying on the Postcolonial Couch: The Idea of Indifference by Rukmini Bhaya Nair; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2003; pp XXXI + 308, Rs 595.

Indian Securities Depository System

Unknowingly and unintentionally, the share depository system is adversely affecting millions of small investors and also hurting the equity market's growth by causing such investors to gradually withdraw from the market. This paper attempts to explain how this has come about and what corrective action is needed.

Spices Export from India

Although Indian spices exports have been increasing in quantity and value and cover a large number of countries, future prospects depend on exporters' ability to meet quality standards set by importing nations. Various programmes initiated to ensure the export of clean and hygienic spices should go hand in hand with marketing and export development strategies.

VAT in an Impasse

By taking the position that a patchwork VAT will not serve the purpose and threatening even to go back on its commitment to compensate the states for possible loss of revenue, the centre has created an impasse over the introduction of VAT. This may be the right time to reflect on VAT once again and consider seriously whether it will be at all worthwhile having the tax in the form it is being sought to be introduced.

India and South Africa

This essay discusses some aspects of India-South Africa relations and the role of South African Indians, who more accurately should be described as South Africans whose ancestors were of Indian origin, as well as the role of India and Indian political leaders in the liberation struggle in South Africa. It also touches on some problematic aspects of nationality formation in South Africa, the similarities and differences of this process in India and South Africa and the cautionary lessons that South Africa may usefully learn from the Indian experience.

Subaltern Studies, Bollywood and Lagaan

Using 'Lagaan' as a case in point, this paper argues that popular Bollywood films with their appeal to the mass audience of uprooted peasants, factory workers, the unemployed, uneducated and poor can decolonise the imagination of the Indian masses. It points out that Lagaan's efforts at indigenisation and interrogation of prescribed discourses of modernity and history deserve credit for making possible the creation of public debates within a culture where the majority of the population is non-literate, and is unable to partake in elite discussions of culture and modernity.

Can Singapore Be a Hong Kong to India?

Can Singapore with its spare investible resources and expertise in building infrastructure act as a window of investment to eastern India as Hong Kong has been to southern China, making the latter a hub of great industrial activity? Much depends on the political leadership in India, at the centre and in the concerned states.

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