Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bal Thackeray and the Problem of the Sons of the Soil Movement in Mumbai

by Satchit Bhogle Bal Thackeray, at 86, has finally passed away, leaving behind a legacy of right-wing Hindu nationalism, Marathi sub-nationalism and political demagoguery. With his death, an age-old question must be asked: Where must freedom of movement and trade … Continue reading

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Lecture by Oishik Sircar

Journal of Indian Law and Society Organizes a Lecture  by  Oishik Sircar  on Neoliberal Seductions: Reconfiguring Sexuality, Modernity and Human Rights in the Postcolony   Date: 21st November, 2012 Time: 3pm Venue: Room No. 107, NUJS   ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Oishik Sircar … Continue reading

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Be Clear, Nuclear

by Surabhi Dhar The not so recent agitation against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant brings us back to the worry of development at what cost; social or otherwise? India’s experience with nuclear energy has not always been the smoothest whether … Continue reading

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Marriage as an Economic Partnership

by Saptarshi Mandal What began as a debate on whether getting a divorce should be made easy, has in a welcome move, transformed into one on how to assess the wife’s contribution to the marriage. In 2010, the government introduced … Continue reading

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