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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy – Part 3

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Pranav Jeevan P People normally blame democracy by saying it is not a good model of governance citing the issues that plague our country like poverty, corruption, unemployment and under-development. They believe that we are facing these issues because we are a functioning democracy and somehow it is the democratic process which is causing this …

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Documenting Bahujan Musical Instruments

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Dr. Chandraiah Gopani The book under review entitled ‘Mula Dhwani’ (Aboriginal Sound) is edited by Jayadhir Thirumal Rao and Guduru Manoja. This book was released in 2019, both in Telugu and English with the same title. In the absence of studies on Bahujan Musical Traditions, the book is a unique work in documenting more than …

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Ram Van Gaman Path: Who are you to decide our vision for development?

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Bodhi Ramteke What could be the priorities for any poorest state, where literacy rate is low, malnutrition level is high, having no proper educational & health infrastructure and other endless issues The vision before such a state should be to overcome those issues through framing and implementing good and constructive policies in a very democratic …

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A few days in Naxal-dominated Bhamragad or the story of 70 years of Independence!

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A few days in Naxal-dominated Bhamragad Bodhi Ramteke The excruciating pain of Roshni and the loss of Jaya’s life were both heartbreaking, and the concern for both of them and their family took me several miles away from my house to theirs. It was the month of July. Roshni was nine months pregnant then and …

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Jharkhand: The Curse of Development and Displacement

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  Dr. Md Afroz & Md Tabrez   Introduction The formation of Jharkhand on the pretext of development and change in the life of local people was actually a political gimmick to encash the euphoric regional sentiments for power. The ruling national parties used to retreat in policy matters that threatens their political stability in …

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Statement of Solidarity for Dr. Maroona Murmu from the Faculty of Presidency University

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We, the undersigned teachers of Presidency University, Kolkata, are shocked to know about the recent attacks on Dr. Maroona Murmu, Associate Professor of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.  Dr. Murmu is an accomplished scholar, an activist, and an intellectual. She is an important voice of our time insofar as she regularly writes and speaks about the …