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Political Economy of 'Middleness'

Behind the tumultuous developments of the recent past in West Bengal, this paper seeks to identify the more durable factors; beneath the violence, the more 'objective' causes operating silently but decisively. These 'objective' factors, it is argued, are the changing agrarian structure of rural West Bengal and, with it, the changing correlation of class forces.

West Bengal : Licence to Kill?

By giving the police force the licence to kill at will, West Bengal's new chief minister, Buddhadev Bhattacharyya, has transgressed the nation's Constitution and violated his oath of office.
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