Category: India

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Arundhati Roy: Returning to Fiction

20 years after the publication of The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy has returned to fiction and has just published her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

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Vijay Prashad: Jeremy Corbyn & Lakshmi Sehgal

In 2004, British parliamentarian and outspoken anti-war campaigner Jeremy Corbyn was invited to the World Social Forum in Mumbai (India). The organisers invited Corbyn for his frank stance against the West’s illegal war on Iraq. On 15 February 2003, Corbyn gave a speech in Hyde Park at the podium of the Stop the War Coalition, Read more…

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Badri Raina: The Barricades and Battlelines in Kashmir

Three years into the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, the battlelines between the partners seem now clearly drawn. A sort of Zionist discourse seems afloat, which cautions that the governments now in the saddle both at the Centre and in the State are “different” (Ram Madhav) and the Valley must learn to know its Read more…

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Vijay Prashad: New Beef Ban Sends Hateful Message

More than 42 percent of the Indian population are Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis, Christians and Sikhs. None are put off by the consumption of meat

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Immanuel Wallerstein: India: The In-Between Great Power

India seems fated to be one that reacts to initiatives, rather than one to which others react to Indian initiatives

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Juan Cole: Coal in Death spiral

India cancels 14 gigs, and Solar prices Plummet

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Vijay Prashad: Holding Out Strong

Kerala is the lone holdout in a country governed by the right

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Vijay Prashad: Jawaharlal Nehru

May 15th is Nakba Day, the Day of Catastrophe for the Palestinians. In 1948, that was the date when the Israeli State began to emerge and three quarters of a million Palestinians were ejected from their land. The term Nakba was coined by the Syrian historian Constantine Zurayk, who was the Acting President of the Read more…

Madlen Davies: Big Pharma’s pollution creating deadly superbugs

Environmental standards do not feature in international regulations governing drug production

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Badri Raina: Defaming Romeo

The Bard turned in his grave, And wondered why of all Places in India where he was Loved most, a host of ancient Ghosts should so trample Into ignominy the most Devoted of his lovers, Romeo, Who had eyes but for one Woman in all the world. How may he know that India’s Fall into Read more…

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