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Caste rules censor research and deny scholarships to marginalised students in India.

Image: Dalit History Month Editathon at UC Berkeley, April 15, 2017 (CC BY-SA 4.0) In March 2022, Indian students of humanities and social sciences fields, who were applying for the National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) administered by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), Government of India were made aware of a new clause that …

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Xi-Modi: Building geocultural connectivities

We live in an era when state power is accumulated by building structures of connectivity. Such developments will be at the heart of competition between India and China, adding to existing tensions over trade, Kashmir and terrorism. It is against this backdrop that we need to interpret Xi’s visit to India last week. Both leaders …

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A quiet death: Uttar Pradesh’s rural public health system at the cross roads under Modicare

The hierarchy of public healthcare facilities in India has been the bedrock of India’s health system since independence. However, the future of the public sector in rural north India is decidedly unclear following the announcement of Ayushman Bharat (long-lived India) by the current Modi government, known informally as Modicare. While the strength of the public …

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Children’s Stories and Development in India – ASAA thesis prize winner

Dr Annie McCarthy was awarded the 2017 John Legge Prize for best thesis in Asian Studies, here she tells us about her work. Can you tell us a bit about your thesis. What’s the problem it explores and what did you find? My thesis ethnographically explored the relationship between children and the development industry, particularly …

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India adopts a national Goods and Services Tax … sort of

In a society where tax avoidance is something of a national sport, India’s new GST is something of a major achievement, write Mandar Oak and Peter Mayer The distance between India’s mega-cities Kolkata and Mumbai is about the same as from Brisbane to Adelaide. Goods shipped by road from Brisbane usually reach Adelaide in three …

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Instant divorce invalid: the Indian Supreme Court judgment

Women’s rights are upheld and Muslim personal laws remain in place but discriminatory measures remain, writes Ronojoy Sen, as he details how the landmark decision came about By uttering ‘talaq’ three times in quick succession, Muslim men in India have been able to divorce their wives. In a recent ruling, the Supreme Court of India …

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