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The Humanities of Crisis: Climate Change and the Discipline
From scientific upheavals in the Early Modern to world wars in the twentieth century, Humanities has responded to the crisis and also reinvented itself in terms of methodologies and fields of inquiry....
Category: Humanities
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 14 Nov 2021
Know your Publishing Space: Preprints: Boon or Bane?
This essay addresses preprints, their advantages and disadvantages, the degree of public acceptance, and global promotional campaigns. It also focuses on dubious preprint servers as a source of scient...
Category: Education, Higher
by Shubhada Nagarkar | On 26 Oct 2021
eSSay:The Managerial University and Liberal Arts’ Balancing Act
The managerialism that marks the HEIs has altered the Liberal Arts’ perception of itself and the face it presents to the world. Can the academic manager build opinions, policies and decisions about th...
Category: Education
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 08 Oct 2021
Redressing Violence Against Women in COVID 19: Experience of Hospital-based Centres in Mumbai, India
The pandemic has brought a sharp focus on the issue of domestic violence. Over the last few months while COVID 19 has in general led to deaths and disruption of lives, it has, in particular, been an e...
Category: Gender Issues
by Sangeeta Rege | On 01 Nov 2020
Documenting Heritage of Localities around Hyderabad Issues and Challenges
The story of irrevocable erasure and thoroughgoing transformation is part of the story of ‘development’ around Hyderabad as it is elsewhere. A case study of the transformation affecting the villages i...
Category: Urban Studies and Issues
by Aloka Parasher Sen | On 01 Jul 2018
Corporate Nationalism in the Age of Dystopian Democracy
The intersection of state and corporate interests, rather than the intersection of the state and the public good characterizes the new nationalism. ‘Make in India’ enables local corporates and industr...
Category: Nation, nationalism, nationality
by Pramod K. Nayar | On 15 Aug 2017
“Lasting environmental change requires bottom up and top down approaches”
In an interview with eSocialSciences, Abhishek Narayan, the founder of citizens group Clean Adyar Initiative, opens up on the importance of community involvement in bringing about environmental change...
Category: Interviews
by Amrit B L S | On 08 Aug 2017
Unexplored “Bill of Rights” : A Magna Carta for Gender Justice and Budgeting in India
This paper explores the “Bill of Rights” in the Justice Verma Committee Report as an analytical framework for gender budgeting in justice. Gender budgeting in justice, as a public good, needs effectiv...
Category: Gender Issues
by Lekha Chakraborty | On 03 Mar 2017
In Defence of Traditional Healers: Not What They’re Quack-ed Up To Be
The serious concern over quackery is a shared one, and not solely the province of allopaths, or the courts for that matter. In a plural system like ours, this is to be expected. But looking only to th...
Category: Health Studies
by Devaki Nambiar | On 30 Jan 2017
Theorising Translation At the Level of Discourse Rather Than the Word
To translate Premchand into Tamil (or Tamil into Telugu) is not to translate into a neutral language in the manner of simply exalting, or improving, or diversifying, or nationally integrating. Rather...
Category: Language
by Nikhil Govind | On 01 Jan 2017