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SEMINAR ISSUES 2001

 

 

SEMINAR 497: January 2001; INDIA 2000: a symposium on the year that was.

Bhalla, Surjit S.

Indian poverty: ideology and evidence

Butalia, Urvashi

Partition and memory

Chatterjee, Meera

Too many to care

Dasgupta, Swapan

BJP: up for grabs

Debroy, Bibek

Why we need law reform

Jodhka, Surinder S.

Marginalisation of Punjab

Khare, Harish

Politics of reordering chaos

Kumar, Pradeep

Uttarakhand’s challenge

Mehta, Pratap Bhanu

Reform political parties first

Mukherjee, Rudrangshu

End of cricket as we knew it

Nair, Rukmini Bhaya

Singing a nation into being

Ninan, T.N.

Protectionism no solution

Ramachandran, Vimala

Children, work and education

Rangarajan, Mahesh

One party, many voices

Ray, Rajat

Two decades of left rule

Sainath, P.

And then there was the market

Sanghvi, Vir

Two parties, two faces?

Swami, Praveen

Clueless in Kashmir

 

SEMINAR 498: February 2001; MARKETS IN MOTION: a symposium on the changing marketplace.

 

The problem

Bijapurkar, Rama

Can Indian brands survive?

Bijoor, Harish

Challenge of consumerism

Cherian, Dilip

Branding information: new rage or new age scourge?

Cunha, Gerson da

Social marketing in development

Inamdar, Rajiv and

Monika Chandra

Targeting new consumers

Kurien, Verghese

The Amul saga

Maluste, Nandan

Seeking competitive advantage

Padamsee, Alyque

Interview (by Naazneen Karmali)

Sen, Shunu

Can made in India become a brand?

Seth, Suhel

Media onslaught

 

SEMINAR 499: March 2001; WASTELANDS: a sym-posium on regenerating our degraded land resources.

Chopra, Kanchan

Wastelands and common property land resources

Eswaran, V.B.

The problem

Hiremath, S.R.

Community control

Iyengar, Sudarshan

The Gujarat experience

Kanda, Mohan

On sight – and insight

Mehta, Ajay S.

Empowering agrarian society

Nadkarni, M.V.

Economic potential

Saxena, N.C.

Rehabilitating degraded lands

 

SEMINAR 500: April 2001; THROUGH THE DECADES: writings from the pages of the magazine.

 

A letter from Seminar

Ashish, Sri Madhav

The moral stream

Beteille, Andre

Differences

Datta-Chaudhuri, Mrinal

Liberalisation without reform

Elwin, Verrier

Beating a dead horse

Gopal, S.

The fear of history

Gupta, Sisir

Break with the past

Herzberger, Radhika

Living lightly on earth

Kothari, Rajni

Restructuring the Indian enterprise

Kumar, Dharma

108 varieties

Kumar, Ram

The patrons

Roy, Aruna, Nikhil Dey and Shanker Singh

Demanding accountability

Sen, Jai

The unintended city

Sethi, P.K.

The doctor in the 21st century

Singh, Jaswant

An emerging India

Vatsyayan, Sachchidananda

The crisis

Vijayan, O.V.

Understanding divisiveness

Visvanathan, Shiv

On ancestors and epigones

Zakaria, Rafiq

Victims of prejudice

 

SEMINAR 501: May 2001; CULTURESCAPE: a symposium on changing values and lifestyles.

 

The problem

Bhatia, Gautam

Building an ugly India;

De, Shobha

Ruling fantasies

Ghose, Sagarika

Degraded language

Jain, Madhu

The good life

Khare, Harish

Imaginary postcards from New Delhi

Mudgal, Shubha

Diverse strains

Narayanan, Renuka

The ugly Indian

Nath, Aman

Emptying clocks of their time

Visvanathan, Shiv

Culture, culture on the wall...

 

SEMINAR 502: June 2001; OUR CORRUPTED CORE: a symposium on the declining ethical standards in public life.

 

The problem

Goswami, Omkar

Subcontinental sleaze

Hegde, Ramakrishna

Octopus of corruption

Jain, Sunil

Of, by and for the operators

Kumar, Krishna

Abused ivory

Rahman, Ram

Culture vultures

Sardesai, Rajdeep

From watchdog to lapdog

Seth, Suhel

White collar corruption

Singh, Prakash

Crime, politics and governance

Singhvi, Abhishek

Ensuring transparency

Tejpal, Tarun

For whom the bell tolls

 

SEMINAR 503: July 2001; GLOBALIZATION: a symposium on the challenges of closer global integration.

Appadurai, Arjun

New logics of violence

Heitzman, James

Becoming silicon valley

Ihonvbere, Julius O.

Survival in contemporary Africa

Kalra, Virinder S. and John Hutnyk

Visibility, appropriation and resistance

Mehta, Abhay

Reflections on Enron

Newell, Peter

Global challenges to the future state

Pemmaraju, Satya

What is ‘global’ about global finance?

Sassen, Saskia

The global city: strategic site/new frontier

Visvanathan, Shiv

Knowledge and information in a network society

Visvanathan, Shiv

The problem

 

SEMINAR 504: August 2001; DRUG ABUSE: a symposium on social processes, narcotics and the state.

Anuradha, K.V.L.N.

A flawed act

Astorga, Luis

Drug trafficking in Mexico

Britto, Gabriel

The problem

Charles, Molly

The drug scene in India

M. Charles, G. Britto, A.A. Das, E.J. Masihi and Bhaskar Jani

Undermining human heritage

DRC

Grassroot merchants of illicit drugs in Gujarat

Laniel, Laurent

Cannabis in Lesotho

Laniel, Laurent

Profiteering on poverty

Schonenberg, Regine

Lessons from the Brazilian Amazon

Zaluar, Alba

Traffic networks in Rio

 

SEMINAR 505: September 2001; TOWARDS EQUALITY: a symposium on women, feminism and women’s movements.

Agnihotri, Indu

Re-reading histories

Baxi, Pratiksha

Sexual harassment

Jandhyala, Kameshwari

State initiatives

Joseph, Ammu

Out of step

Kapur, Ratna

Sexcapades and the law

Menon-Sen, Kalyani

The problem

Nair, Rukmini Bhaya

Is astrology different for feminists?

Pappu, Rekha

A question of identity

Philipose, Pamela

International dimensions

Viswanath, Kalpana

Whose body, whose health?

 

SEMINAR 506: October 2001; REFORMING POLITICS: a symposium on rethinking democratic institutions and practices.

 

The problem

Ansari, Iqbal A.

Ensuring representation

deSouza, Peter Ronald

Whose representative?

Gill, M.S.

Interview

McMillan, Alistair

Population change and the democratic structure

Mehta, Pratap Bhanu

Is electoral and institutional reform the answer?

Narayan, Jayaprakash

Distorted verdicts

Narayan, Jayaprakash (JP)

Reconstructing the Indian polity (an extract)

Said, Edward

A voice of reason (Interview by Rahul Sagar)

Sridharan, E.

Reforming political finance

Unger, Robert M.

Towards a high energy democracy

Wilkinson, Steven I.

Cleansing political institutions

Yadav, Yogendra

A radical agenda for political reforms

 

SEMINAR 507: November 2001; ECONOMIC TURMOIL: a symposium on the continuing slow-down of our economy.

 

The problem

Acharya, Shankar

An overview

Baru, Sanjaya

Stewing in our own juice

Bhide, Shashanka

Macro challenges

Das, Gurcharan

The political economy of reform

Gokarn, Subir

The state of Indian industry

Guruswamy, Mohan

How good is our liberalization?

Mitra, Amit

Civil society, globalization and sustainable development

Ramesh, Jairam

Interview

Sharma, Ruchir

Time India walks the talk

Srinivasan, T.N.

India’s slowing economy

 

SEMINAR 508: December 2001; EXCLUSION: a symposium on caste, race and the dalit question.

 

The problem

Ghosh, Anjan

Cast(e) out in West Bengal

Gupta, Dipankar

Caste, race, politics

Guru, Gopal

Politics of representation

Illaiah, Kancha

Towards a constructive ‘globalization’ (Interview by R. Umamaheshwari)

Jodhka, Surinder S.

Caste in the periphery

Louis, Prakash

Regaining our lost faith

Macwan, Martin

(Un)touchable in Durban

Narula, Smita

Caste discrimination

Sheth, D.L.

Caste in the mirror of race

Sorabjee, Soli J.

The official position

 

FURTHER READING

Markets in Motion

February 2001

Wastelands

March 2001

Globalization

July 2001

Drug Abuse

August 2001

Economic Turmoil

November 2001

Exclusion

December 2001

 

COMMENT

Prasenjit Maiti

Silenced rivers (February 2001)

Sailendra Nath Ghosh

Policy for nature protection (March 2001)

K.S. Dhillon

Police sub-culture (March 2001)

Prema Gopalan

Attention points (March 2001)

Romila Thapar

Democracy and education (April 2001)

Romila Thapar

Protecting heritage (May 2001)

Dinesh Mohan

Cleaning Delhi’s air (May 2001)

Rita Manchanda

India’s ‘hidden apartheid’ (June 2001)

Harsh Sethi

Malthusian hangovers? (June 2001)

Shantonu Sen

CBI and corruption (June 2001)

Vinod Raina

Tribals must not organise! (June 2001)

Prasenjit Maiti

Discourses on globalization (July 2001)

Jai Mrug

Tamil Nadu – the numbers game (July 2001)

I.A. Rehman

Darkness at high noon (August 2001)

Pratyoush Onta

Nepal: where to from here? (August 2001)

Romila Thapar

Secular education and the federal polity (September 2001)

Marina Forti

From Seattle to Genoa (September 2001)

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

A country abandoned (November 2001)

 

IN MEMORIAM

Kamal Mitra Chenoy

Indrajit Gupta – gentleman comrade (March 2001)

Harsh Sethi

Pravin Visaria 1937-2001 (April 2001)

Romila Thapar

Ravinder Kumar 1932-2001 (May 2001)

Mahesh Rangarajan

Ravinder Kumar 1932-2001 (May 2001)

Dilip Cherian

Dharma Kumar 1928-2001 (November 2001)

Urvashi Butalia

Sudesh Vaid 1940-2001 (December 2001)

Mrinal Datta-Chaudhuri

Dharma Kumar 1928-2001 (December 2001)

 

OTHERS

Drug Abuse

Declaration: The India-Pakistan,
People’s Solidarity Conference (August 2001)

Towards Equality

Report by Arundhuti Roy Choudhury (September 2001)

 

 

SEMINAR ISSUES

 

1959

1. The Party in Power 2. Food for Forty Crores 3. Freedom and Planning 4. The Changing Village

 

1960

5. Co-operative Farming 6. Two Sectors 7. Our Universities 8. Corruption 9. Films 10. Indians in Africa 11. A Language for India 12. Health 13. The Third World 14. Tribal India 15. Into Space 16. Artists and Art

 

1961

17. Socialism Today 18. The Census 19. Our Foreign Policy 20. Waste 21. The Writer at Bay 22. Administration 23. North and South 24. Communalism 25. Philosophy 26. Science 27. Advertising 28. Music

 

1962

29. Your Vote 30. Our Democracy 31. The U.N. 32. On Stage 33. Population Control 34. Election Analysis 35. India’s Defence 36. The Scientist 37. Our Neighbours 38. Indian Agriculture 39. Past and Present 40. Romanisation

 

1963

41. The Emergency 42. The Press 43. Taxation 44. Crisis on the Campus 45. Non-Alignment 46. Gandhism 47. Censorship 48. India and Pakistan 49. Panchayati Raj 50. China 51. Emerging Leadership 52. The Indian Woman

 

1964

53. The Coming Crisis 54. Worker’s Share 55. Scientific Attitude 56. India in the World 57. Needs and Resources 58. Kashmir 59. Jawaharlal Nehru 60. Prohibition 61. Energy 62. The Consumer 63. Nehru and the Ism 64. Our Changing Values

 

1965

65. The Bomb 66. Parliament in Crisis 67. Secularism 68. Language 69. Goa 70. Caste 71. At School 72. Public Sector 73. Indo-Soviet Link 74. Money and Power 75. The War and After

76. Politics of Language

 

1966

77. We and the World 78. The Plan 79. Our Cities 80. Elections and Power 81. Farms and Food 82. Science in Afro-Asia 83. India’s Defence Pattern 84. The I.C.S. 85. The Administrative Jungle 86. Aid or Trade 87. State Politics 88. Students in Turmoil

 

1967

89. Your Vote 90. Our Union 91. The Economic Crisis 92. Our Brain Drain 93. The Cow 94. Election Outcome 95. Power Patterns 96. Asian Security 97. Books 98. Mass Communication 99. Design for Living 100. Seminar on Seminar

 

1968

101. Prices 102. Unctad 103. Recession 104. The Future of Asia 105. The Budget and The Plan 106. Minority in Crisis 107. Politics and Society 108. Agricultural Revolution 109. Management Challenge 110. Our Security 111. The Centre and the States 112. Academic Colonialism

 

1969

113. The New Left 114. Resources 115. Nationhood 116. Violence 117. Pakistan 118. Gerontocracy 119. Our External Relations 120. The Educated Unemployed 121. The Congress Party 122. Mahatma Gandhi 123. Conservation 124. Our Political Parties

 

1970

125. Secularism in Crisis 126. Our Libraries 127. India’s Left 128. Modernisation 129. The Rural Base 130. Population Planning 131. Foreign Technology 132. Nation and Community 133. The Super Powers 134. The U.N. at 25 135. Two Neighbours 136. The Constitution

 

1971

137. India 1970 138. Your Vote 139. Political Pointers 140. Land Hunger 141. The Blue Revolution 142. Bangladesh 143. The Economic Agenda 144. The 1971 Elections 145. China Today 146. A Nuclear India 147. Crisis in the Press 148. Acapolitics

 

1972

149. India 1971 150. Impact of Bangaladesh 151. Secret Societies 152. West Bengal 153. State Elections 154. Permits and Licenses 155. India in Asia 156. Decentralisation 157. The Social Sciences 158. New Education 159. Clean Elections 160. The Mass Line

 

1973

161. India 1972 162. Mass Housing 163. Calcutta 164. Federal Reorganisation 165. The Status of Women 166. Our Paralysed Universities 167. Garibi Hatao 168. A Committed Civil Service 169. Science Policy 170. No-Cost Reform 171. Mass Transport 172. The Indian Economy

 

1974

173. India 1973 174. Indian Muslims 175. Population Threat 176. The Students Speak 177. The Untouchables 178. Marxism and India 179. The Multinationals 180. The Architect in India 181. The Indian Ocean 182. The Energy Crisis 183. Growing the Food 184. The Cinema Situation

 

1975

185. India 1974 186. Foreign Policy 187. A Changed India 188. Inflation 189. Prices and Procurement 190. Medicines for the Masses 191. Urbanisation 192. The System 193. The Economists 194. The Legacy of Gandhi 195. Global Problems 196. Judgements

 

1976

197. India 1975 198. The Economic Debate 199. New Trends 200. Life and Living 201. Changing Communism 202. A Military View 203. Where Do We Go From Here

 

seminar issues 204 to 209 were not printed because of censorship during the Emergency

 

1977

210. Fear and Freedom 211. Images of the Emergency 212. The Elections 213. The Correctives 214. Atrocities 215. Rethinkings 216. The Janata Phase 217. External Alignments 218. The Police 219. Action Agendas 220. Bengal Scenario

 

1978

221. India 1977 222. Indian Intellectuals 223. Economic Imperatives 224. Populist Politics 225. Defence and Detente 226. Federal Power Balance 227. The Rural Challenge 228. The Sixth Plan 229. New Dialogues 230. The Administrator 231. Trauma of the Triangle 232. Another TV

 

1979

233. India 1978 234. Grassroots Democracy 235. The Village and the Communicator 236. Emerging Questions 237. Threatened Environment 238. Politics of Science 239. The Autonomy Myth 240. The Muslim Condition 241. The Election Business 242. Our Fractured Politics 243. Harijans 244. Economic Scenarios

 

1980

245. India 1979 246. External Action 247. The Planets 248. Transition Politics 249. Development Dimensions 250. The Violent Present 251. Debating an Agenda 252. Policing 253. The Dangerous Decade 254. Studying our Society 255. Raw Power 256. Alternatives in Foreign Policy

 

1981

257. India 1980 258. A Failed Science 259. The Politicians 260. Parliament 261. Concepts in Change 262. Levels of Consciousness 263. The World of Microprocessors 264. Search for Consensus

265. The Soviet Connection 266. Confusion in Economics 267. Peasants and Prices 268. Reservations

 

1982

269. India 1981 270. The Arming of a Subcontinent 271. India: Seen from Abroad 272. The Campus Scene 273. Refocussings 274. Nepali Reflections 275. Childhood Today 276. Our National Character 277. Searching for Answers 278. The Future of Politics 279. Playing Games 280. A Confused World

 

1983

281. India 1982 282. Three Hundred Millions 283. The Parallel Economy 284. Revivalism 285. Breakdown 286. Global Choices 287. Security 288. The Political Options 289. Federal Focus

290. Islam 291. Social Dilemmas 292. The Messy Media

 

1984

293. This India 294. The Punjab Tangle 295. Marxian Shadings 296. Directions in Education 297. Values in Learning 298. Coalition Future 299. New Elites 300. The Sexist Media 301. A Federal Remedy 302. Lawless Laws 303. Pakistan Perceptions 304. Indira Gandhi

 

1985

305. India 1984 306. Behind the Ballot 307. The National Condition 308. Using the Army 309. The Faces of Reality 310. A Warless World 311. Meditation 312. Architectural Pollution 313. The Hindus and Their Isms 314. Issues Within Issues 315. The Politics of Change 316. The Economy

 

1986

317. India 1985 318. Purdah Culture 319. Freeing the Media 320. The Total State 321. Indian English 322. Divisive Currents 323. Scenarios for Change 324. Options in South Asia 325. The Judicial Jungle 326. Punjab Perspectives 327. Web of Censorship 328. Priorities

 

1987

329. India 1986 330. The Politics of Ecology 331. Femicide 332. Urdu 333. Raj Thapar 1926-1987 334. Interventions 335. Our Institutions 336. A Second Republic 337. Sri Lanka 338. Past in the Present 339. Rethinking Theology 340. Romesh Thapar 1922-1987

 

1988

341. India 1987 342. Sati 343. A Free Press 344. Integrity 345. Punjab 346. Drought 347. Right to Work 348. The Voluntary Option 349. New Dimensions in Science 350. Child Labour 351. Pakistan Scenarios 352. Farmer Power

 

1989

353. India 1988 354. The Technology Missions 355. New Social Movements 356. Design and Aesthetics 357. Federalism 358. Foreign Policy in a Changing World 359. Literature and Society 360. The Panchayati Revival 361. Reflections 362. Parties and Politics 363. The Nehru Era 364. Mythifying History

 

1990

365. Towards 2000 AD 366. The North East 367. Politics of the State 368. The People’s Verdict 369. Health for All? 370. Nuclear Power 371. Cricket Culture 372. Our Urban Future 373. Socialism in Crisis 374. Communal Divides 375. Reserved Futures 376. The Eighth Plan

 

1991

377. India 1990 378. The Himalaya 379. City Nostalgia 380. Freeing the Economy 381. After the Gulf War 382. The Urban Woman 383. Defence Perspectives 384. New Writing in English 385. Beyond the Vote 386. Repercussions of Change 387. Identity 388. Politicians on Politics

 

1992

389. India 1991 390. Making Waves 391. The Linguistic Landscape 392. Kashmir Today 393. The Soviet Experience 394. Dialogue 395. Real Concerns 396. aids 397. Wooing Japan 398. Understanding Punjab 399. Politics Today 400. Education and Ideology

 

1993

401. India 1992 402. Ayodhya 403. Growing Up 404. The Telecom Revolution 405. Politics of Accountability 406. Managing Our Natural Resources 407. Left Dilemmas 408. Culture, Communication and Change 409. Our Scientists 410. Population Planning 411. Revivalism and Identity 412. Marginalised Tribals

 

1994

413. India 1993 414. Managing Energy 415. Future of the Mind 416. Islam 417. The bjp 418. Seeds of Discontent 419. Infrastructure 420. Memories of Partition 421. Looking Back 422. The U.S. and Us 423. Parallel Practices 424. Family Matters

 

1995

425. India 1994 426. Parks, Protection and People 427. Living Treasures 428. The Politics of Health 429. Globalisation and the Unions 430. Justice For All 431. Voices From the Field 432. The Matter of U.P. 433. Food Security 434. Rules and Laws 435. The Limits of Tolerance. 436. Learning to Change

 

1996

437. India 1995 438. Grassroots Governance 439. Prisons and Punishment 440. The Election Carnival 441. A Question of Rights 442. Nationalism 443. Little Voices, Big Issues 444. Nuclear Fallout 445. The Other City 446. Cultural Studies 447. Reproductive Health 448. Maritime Security

 

1997

449. India 1996 450. The State of Bihar 451. Democracy and Development 452. Workers and Unions 453. Symbolic Spaces 454. Political Exhaustion 455. Alternatives in Communication 456. Rethinking Institutions 457. Empowering Women 458. Media Trends 459. Unity or Incoherence 460. Futures

 

1998

461. India 1997 462. Childhood 463. Refugees 464. Right to Education 465. Power Play

466. Wildlife 467. Conserving our Heritage 468. Nuclear (In)security 469. Swadeshi 470. Gujarat 471. Dalit 472. External Challenges

 

1999

473. India 1998 474. Continuing Concerns 475. Growing Intolerance 476. The Sikh Spirit 477. The Pursuit of Purpose 478. Floods 479. Something Like a War 480. Cruel Choices 481. The Idea of Seminar 482. Family Business 483. Policespeak 484. Multiculturalism

 

2000

485. India 1999 486. Environment: Myth and Reality 487. Looking East 488. Ageing 489. Unhealthy Trends 490. African Transitions 491. Street Vendors 492. Protecting Nature 493. Redesigning Curricula 494. Unviable Universities 495. Situating Sociology 496. Frameworks For Peace

 

2001

497. India 2000 498. Markets in Motion 499. Wastelands 500. Through the Decades 501. Culturescape 502. Our Corrupted Core 503. Globalization 504. Drug Abuse 505. Towards Equality 506. Reforming Politics 507. Economic Turmoil 508. Exclusion

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