Jean Drèze is Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Ranchi University, Ranchi.
Maternity Entitlements in Freefall
Progress towards universal maternity benefits, sluggish as it was in the first place, has gone into reverse gear in the last few years.
Food for Nought: One Step Forward, One Leap Backward
The sugar-coated termination of the free grain Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana calls for an urgent expansion of alternative social security measures.
The Revolt of the Upper Castes
The surge of Hindu nationalism in India can be seen as a revolt of the upper castes against the egalitarian demands of democracy. The Hindutva project is a lifeboat for the upper castes in so far as…