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Teaching against Communalism

Communalism has so far been an ideology that anti-communal forces have tried to address in the informal sectors of pedagogy. What are the issues involved in building a formal syllabus for university students that systematically deals with communalism with a view to encouraging a principled rejection of its ideas and practices?

How Egalitarian Are the Social Sciences in India?

Social science practice in India has harboured a cultural hierarchy dividing it into a vast, inferior mass of academics who pursue empirical social science and a privileged few who are considered the theoretical pundits with reflective capacity which makes them intellectually superior to the former. To use a familiar analogy, Indian social science represents a pernicious divide between theoretical brahmins and empirical shudras.

Inexact Can Be Nobel

The decisions of successive Nobel committees seem to confirm that economics is an inexact science and it is best that we 'triangulate' our findings from a certain method with those from other techniques.

Rethinking Social Sciences

The study of the social sciences in India began with British attempts to understand their colonial experience, but soon evolved its own distinct discourse, one that would in turn spearhead social reform in India. But with the new challenges currently facing social science discipline, its survival now depends on the new issues that it will be able to generate and answer.

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