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Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India. Durham: Duke University Press, Review:
The book is an important exploration of late colonial preoccupations with the brothel, a "scandalous" space fueling the archival accretions that sustain contemporary historical inquiry. 2015; xi...
Tara Suri on  Feb 23, 2017
Identity and Marginality in North East India: Challenges for Social Science Research
Conceptualising the Northeast as a singular territory is problematic. But this construction determines the way the region is governed by the Indian state that propagates the idea of a shared identity...
N. Atungbo, Prasanta Das, Riku Khutso on  Feb 21, 2017
Indian Roots, American Soil: A survey of Indian companies' state-by-state operations in the United States
Every year, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) undertakes a survey of Indian companies operating in the United States to discern their growing presence. Previous studies over the last three ye...
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on  Feb 21, 2017
Leave No One Behind : A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment
The report captures the importance of shaping macro-economic policies so they support inclusive growth, and ensuring that women entrepreneurs have access to technology and finance. It also highlights...
United Nations on  Feb 21, 2017
Is Domestic Violence a Lesser Crime? Countering the Backlash against Section 498A, IPC
The situation today is that domestic violence is treated as a `social crime’ when compared with violence by strangers, even though it is much more severe in nature. Why is wife beating considered as a...
Shalu Nigam on  Feb 21, 2017
The Origins and Extent of Entrepreneurial Action-Orientedness: An Experimental Study
We test the hypothesis, based on popular and theoretical perspectives, that entrepreneurs are more action-oriented than other occupational groups. We compare their playing strategies in an optimal sto...
Randolph Sloof, Mirjam Van Praag, Ahmad Barirani on  Feb 21, 2017
Anger Management: Aggression and Punishment in the Provision of Public Goods
The ability to punish free-riders can increase the provision of public goods. However, sometimes the benefit of increased public good provision is outweighed by the costs of punishments. One reason a...
Heather Urry, Xinxin Lyu, Laura K. Gee on  Feb 21, 2017
Sheffield on Roy, 'The Indian Army in the Two World Wars'
This collection of under review certainly belongs in the latter category. The editor, Kasnik Roy, has a distinguished record of publications on the Indian Army of the Raj, and has assembled an impress...
Gary Sheffield on  Feb 20, 2017
Development Planning and 'Urban' Context: Reflections on the Indian Scene
Through a broad portrayal of character of its development, changing urban patterns, nature of urban economic structure and contents of urban development policies, this paper takes a political econom...
Biswaroop Das on  Feb 17, 2017
Caste Connections and Government Transfers: The Mahadalits of Bihar
The category of Scheduled Castes, created for the purpose of affirmative action in India, is large, heterogeneous and unequal. In 2007, the state of Bihar classified the most disadvantaged among thi...
Hemanshu Kumar, Rohini Somanathan on  Feb 16, 2017
Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz MuÌler
David West's detailed study on the life and work of Fritz Müller, an evolutionary biologist and colleague of Charles Darwin, is the culmination of three decades of inquiry. The depth and scope of r...
Amy Cox Hall on  Feb 15, 2017
Lack of Toilets and Violence against Indian Women: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications
It is now well-accepted among policy makers that the provision of water, sanitation and hygiene is a basic human right. Yet, millions of people lack access to basic toilet facilities, which anecdotal...
Raji Srinivasan on  Feb 15, 2017
Economic Status and Adult Mortality in India
Research on economic status and adult mortality is often stymied by the reciprocity of this relationship. While financial resources increase access to healthcare and nutrition and reduce mortality, si...
Reeve Vanneman, Sonalde Desai, Debasis Barik on  Feb 15, 2017
Educational Inequality in India: An Analysis of Gender Differences in Reading and Mathematics
This paper analyzes gender differences in reading and mathematics among Indian children ages 8-11 using data from the 2005 India Human Development Survey. Employing descriptive statistics and ordered...
Joan Kahn, Matt Ruther, Gregory White on  Feb 15, 2017
The Case Against Weaponising Water
With growing water scarcity across many parts of the world, competition over access to this vital resource has been known to spark conflict. Following the September 2016 Uri attack in India, the gover...
Katarzyna Kaszubska, Preety Bhogal on  Feb 14, 2017
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