17 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Cricket – Sachin Tendulkar and the Subaltern

I love the contradiction and irony of this. Source: Times of India We have the greatest batsman in the history of cricket on the one hand, making history yet again by becoming the highest run-getter in Test Cricket. Juxtaposing that individual brilliance is the Sensex (Indian Stock Market) dipping below 10 K yesterday thanks to […]

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23 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Journal of Peasant Studies – Peasant Pasts: History and Memory in Western India

This book review should appear in the upcoming edition of the Journal of Peasant Studies. I cannot publish the whole bit here even though it is my work, since I signed over licensing rights but it should be available through your college databases. I don’t know whether I will have time for more book reviews […]

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18 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Repeal Section 377 – Homosexuality Ban in India A Legacy of British Rule

Mumbai: Almost 150 years after the British enacted a law in India criminalising homosexuality, a rainbow coalition of lesbian, gay and transgender groups in the city came together on Saturday asking the British government to apologise for Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. “We invoke the Father of our Nation’s spirit and call on […]

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