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What Happens when Capital Evades the Nation

The new politics in Europe and the United States of whipping up hate of the outsider in the name of nationalism has its roots in the tensions between global and local capitalism.

The Crisis of Citizenship in Assam

Autonomy and social justice are often in a tense relationship in Assam. While the demands for autonomy reflect the desire for territorial control over land, demands for social justice reflect an insistence on citizenship and equality under constitutional law.

The Historian and Chauvinism

Historians, when practising their craft, must not be vulnerable to the chauvinism of their discipline, or of method, identity and ideology.

The Cultural Politics of Proxy-Voting in Nagaland

Nagaland’s voter turnouts are often the highest in the country, and it may be so this time around as well. But why was the citizenry of Nagaland so keen to vote for their lone, largely ineffectual representative in the Lok Sabha?

Make in India: Why didn't the Lion Roar?

“Make in India” has failed to meet its objective of turning industry around. The government has seemed more concerned with improving India’s rank in the spurious Ease of Doing Business Index, which anyway did not result in higher investment.

No confusion: Modi’s campaign is complex, layered and carefully crafted

The Narendra Modi campaign has orchestrated several motifs and hooks through each phase of the election, each tailored for each region while the recurrent theme has been muscular nationalism.

Election Campaigning in a Transformed India

The Lok Sabha elections of 2019 are being held in a country that is very different from what it was in 2009 and 2014. What are political parties offering the new electorate? What will the outcome reveal of the transformation that has taken place?
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