First in a series of six, this article presents an overview of progress made over the last decade, and places in perspective key insights from Amartya Sen and Jean Dreze, that continue to remain relevant in our time.
In the first and the second article of this series, the primary aspects of the political and social domains were explained in relation to Kashmiri Feminism. This, the final article, contends against the representation of Kashmiri women in popular films by underlining the reductive and colonial gaze of the Indian Cinema.
In the second of a series of essays on urban mobility in India, Sudarshan and Mukundan systematically gauge the viability of responses by governments across the country to the current urban mobility crisis, focusing on the challenges faced by metro-rail systems in the country.
While it is always important to have realistic expectations in the context of India-Pakistan relations, it is important not to be excessively pessimistic. The Kartarpur corridor has been dubbed as a corridor of peace, potential and prosperity and its reopening is an important step which could open up many vistas.
This article attempts to trace a much larger trajectory of succession laws in India pertaining to Hindus, right from the ancient time to the colonial times and to the post-independence era.
Craft communities in India usually exist in close knit clusters by virtue of which they have strong traditional knowledge systems. The older craftsmen have relied on these knowledge systems to pass down their knowledge and expertise in the craft to the younger generations. One such craft pocket is the hand block printed textiles in the towns of Jaipur district, namely Bagru and Sanganer.
In this commentary, we are underlining the sustenance of handicrafts as a traditional art form in Jaipur, and how it has evolved with global dynamics. We also explore the significance of this artform to preserve identity—at the individual and community levels. We conclude by highlighting the scope of the Jaipur bloc as a pioneering entity to spearhead collectivization practices, which women, in several capacities, have used to maneuver social, political, and economic agency.
This article explores how mainstream Indian environmentalism nurtures caste biases through prominent ideologies and movements.
This research article analyses post-harvest losses in India by discussing its causes and impact on the agricultural sector specifically and the economy and environment at large. Post-harvest losses are incurred after harvesting but before final consumption and amount to a staggering 40% of the country’s produce. The article deliberates over the untapped potential of this sector while acknowledging the shortcomings of existing solutions.
After introducing the basic themes encircling Kashmiri Feminism in the first article, the second article of this series draws attention to the grave sexual violence and abuse committed against the Kashmiri women. This article aims to, first, underline the culture of impunity enjoyed by the Indian Armed forces and, second, show the impact of military impunity upon the women experiencing everyday abuse in the valley.
On the resilience of CHWs during COVID response and the recent strategy of GOI to combat the 2nd wave of COVID-19 in rural areas.
Female Genital Mutilation/Circumcision is prevalent in 31 countries, including India. Two hundred million girls worldwide have been subject to this practise which goes against their fundamental rights. Though there is progress made on a global scale, India is yet to identify this practice as a problem as there is no law that identifies and corrects it. The legal system in India has failed to acknowledge the urgency that comes with the need to eliminate this problem and is yet to decide whether or not it can interfere in this matter, considering its religious roots. This paper criticized how the court has handled this matter and reflects on how some of the other countries have attempted to eradicate the practice.