• Building India’s “Shock City of the Twentieth Century” from the Top Down

    Building India’s “Shock City of the Twentieth Century” from the Top Down0

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    • September 27, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Shock City of Twentieth-Century India, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 352 pp. The field of South Asian urban history has a rich history of examining India’s major urban centers. Numerous astute studies of Delhi, Bombay (Mumbai), and Calcutta (Kolkata), for example, have contributed to our understanding of not only the rapid urbanization (and later suburbanization,

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  • Indian Strategy towards the Strait of Malacca

    Indian Strategy towards the Strait of Malacca0

    For decades, India has remained one of the most influential political and military powers on the Asian continent. Given the Indian population of nearly 1.2 billion, a strong and continually growing economy (GDP in terms of purchasing power parity in 2011 was four and a half trillion dollars) and the size and power of the

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  • Kashmir – Existing Deadlocks and Emerging Challenges

    Kashmir – Existing Deadlocks and Emerging Challenges0

    Despite recent talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, the issue seems to have returned to the political backburner. Relations between the two countries are slowly improving, with Foreign Ministers meeting and Pakistan granting India most favored Nation status. However with regard to Kashmir the existing deadlock remains, and continues to be ignored while both

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  • Will Occupy Wall Street Protests influence India’s Indigenous Disenchantment?

    Will Occupy Wall Street Protests influence India’s Indigenous Disenchantment?0

    Is Indian society blind to corporate gaming? As “Occupy Wall Street” like protests spread their wings across the globe, gripping places without a trace of radical Leftist inclination and known to have benefited enormously from the global capitalist free-market system, India has so far remained isolated from this infectious revolutionary zeal. Apart from a fairly

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  • Mamata & The Maoists

    Mamata & The Maoists0

    There has been an on-again off-again war between the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) and the “Naxalites” (the general term given to the Maoist affiliated parties which are conducting armed struggle against the state) for more than three decades in the Indian state of Paschimbanga (the new name of “West Bengal” in western India). 

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  • Police Immunity India’s human rights record made a farce – Seema Sengupta

    Police Immunity India’s human rights record made a farce – Seema Sengupta0

    India is a nation engrossed in confronting terrorism and suppressing intermittent local rebellions. It is also witnessing a surge in human rights violations, which the government seems to be happily lackadaisical in preventing. The Asian Center for Human Rights has documented a jump in cases of custodial deaths by 41.66% over the last decade, including

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  • From Indian Eyes: Something is wrong with global economic governance

    From Indian Eyes: Something is wrong with global economic governance0

    Near the end of February in Down To Earth, I wrote about a fatal disconnect between the elite club exercising global economic governance, and the realities afflicting the global village itself. I noted The World Economic Forum—the gathering of power glitterati each year in Davos—had assessed the top risks the world faces in 2011. According

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  • Chameleon of Changing World Order

    Chameleon of Changing World Order0

    Ahead of Obama’s India visit, a psi-war stoking China-India divide manifested early November, 2010 in the Indian print media. Former US ambassador to India Robert Blackwill, currently the Henry Kissinger Senior Fellow for US foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, was quoted as saying “I think it's fair to say now that China-India

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