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SEMINAR ISSUES 2002

SEMINAR 509: January 2002; INDIA 2001: a symposium on the year that was.

Ahluwalia, Isher J.

The tasks ahead

Bajpai, Kanti

Foreign policy in 2001: what’s going on?

Bedi, Rahul

Between the lines

Bery, Suman

Worshipping false gods

Chomsky, Noam

Clash of civilizations?

D’Souza, Dilip

The attitude of relief

Dasgupta, Swapan

The triumph over Islamism

Kamdar, Mira

All shook up

Khare, Harish

Hurling towards civil war

Kurian, N.J.

Growing inter-state disparities

Malik, Baljit

Process, content and smokescreens

Ninan, T.N.

Slow, quick, slow

Parthasarathy, Malini

An elusive peace with Pakistan

Rai, Alok

The politics of stupidity

Rangarajan, Mahesh

Vajpayee’s challenge

Sanghvi, Vir

Much ado about nothing?

Sardar, Ziauddin

Rethinking Islam

Varshney, Ashutosh

Can Pakistan re-invent itself?

 

 

SEMINAR 510: February 2002; POROUS BORDERS, DIVIDED SELVES: a symposium on partitions in the East.

Bagchi, Jasodhara and Subhoranjan Dasgupta

The problem

Bagchi, Jasodhara

Freedom in an idom of loss

Bhaumik, Subir

Disaster in Tripura

Butalia, Urvashi

The nowhere people

Chakravarti, Sudeshna

Meghe dhaka tara (translated)

Chaudhuri, Sujit

A ‘god-sent’ opportunity?

Das, Jibanananda and Taslima Nasreen

Poems on partition

Das, Suhasini

A partition diary

Dasgupta, Subhoranjan

History’s creative counterpart

Guha Thakurta, Meghna

Uprooted and divided

Gupa, Ashoka

Those days in Noakhali

Mitra, Nalini, Sukumar Chaudhuri and Bithi Roy Chakravarti

Interviews (by the Research Team, SWS)

 

 

SEMINAR 511: March 2002; BEYOND NUMBERS: a symposium on population planning and advocacy.

Baxi, Upendra

Sense and sensibility

Kulkarni, P.M.

Special population groups

Nanda, A.R.

Not just a numbers game

Nayak Mukherjee, Vanita

Gender matters

Qadeer, Imrana

Shrinking spaces

Ramachandran, Vimala

Fertility and women’s autonomy

Sarkar, Lotika and Usha Ramanathan

Collateral concerns

Sen, Gita and Aditi Iyer

Incentives and disincentives: necessary, effective, just?

Vasaria, Pravin

Population policy

Visaria, Leela and Vimala Ramachandran

The problem

 

 

SEMINAR 512: April 2002; STATES OF INSECURITY: a symposium on emergency laws, human rights and democracy.

 

The problem

Anderson, Lori

Emergency and public safety laws in Nepal

Chakma, Suhas

Do ends justify means?

Gill, K.P.S.

The imperatives of national security legislation in India

Seminarist

Time to end abuses

Jaitley, Arun

Let us not abdicate our responsibility

McWilliam, Cathy

Exercising the big stick

Ortega, Kellie

Anti-terrorist laws in Pakistan

Zanzi, Abizer

Sri Lanka’s emergency laws

 

 

SEMINAR 513: May 2002; SOCIETY UNDER SIEGE: a symposium on the breakdown of civil society in Gujarat.

Alagh, Yoginder K.

The powerhouse and its nemesis

Baxi, Upendra

Notes on holocaustian politics

Bhatia, Bela

A step backward in Sabarkantha

Chandra, Sudhir

A Hindu’s protest

Desai, Meghnad

Gujarat and its bhasmita

Devy, Ganesh

Tribal voice and violence

Gandhy, Rashna Imhasly

Shadow: the archetypal enemy

Guzder, Cyrus

Is secularism good for business?

Macwan, Joseph

This ‘unique’ land

Nandy, Ashis

Obituary of a culture

Parekh, Bhikhu

Making sense of Gujarat

Ramanathan, Suguna

Ordeal by fire

Sethi, Harsh

The problem

SEWA Relief Team

Re-building our lives

Shah, A.M.

For a more humane society

Suhrud, Tridip

In search of Gandhi

Yagnik, Achyut

The pathology of Gujarat

 

 

SEMINAR 514: June 2002; WHERE PEOPLE MATTER: a symposium on citizens, democracy and governance.

Ball, Colin

Citizens and governance

Ball, Colin

Interview

Clark, John

Influencing institutions

Devi, Jagrani

Women leadership in panchayats (interviewed by Team Member, SSK)

Gosh, Sailendra Nath

Six-tier federalism a must

Kadam, Ashok and Vijay Kanhere

Community and industry: an agenda for good governance

Kumar, Arbind

Tribal participation

Meenakshisundaram, S.S.

Public services reform

Mohanty, Ranjita

Are project created institutions sustainable?

Sharma, Mukul

Media and governance

Tandon, Rajesh

The problem

 

 

SEMINAR 515: July 2002; FIRST CITY? a symposium on remembering Delhi.

Bose, Ajoy

Resident alien

Caur, Arpana

The art of living

Das, Anupreeta

The problem

Dayal, Ravi

A kayastha’s view

Dhamija, Jasleen

Of people and places

Jacob, Satish

Wither, the walled city

Jain, Madhu

Tyrannies at work

Menon, Anjolie Ela

The age that was

Narayanan, Renuka

Adab nama

Popham, Peter

The hole under Delhi

Sengupta, Ranjana

Literature’s Delhi

Varma, Pavan K.

Learning to belong

 

 

SEMINAR 516: August 2002; SHADES OF GREEN: a symposium on the changing contours of Indian environmentalism.

Bandyopadhyay, Jayanta

Local and global responsibilities

Baviskar, Amita

The politics of the city

D’Souza, Rohan

Capitalism’s ecological crisis

Kothari, Ashish

Greening or greenwash?

Narain, Sunita

Changing environmentalism

Phadke, Roopali

Dreams of a water warrior

Roy, Dunu

Environmentalism and political economy

Saint, Kishore

Rethinking participation

Sethi, Harsh

The problem

Shah, Mihir and Debashish Banerji

Genetically modified crops

Sharma, Mukul

Saffronizing green

Subramanian, Ajantha

Community, place and citizenship

 

 

SEMINAR 517: September 2002; SECURING SOUTH ASIA: a symposium on advancing peace in the subcontinent.

Ahmed, Imtiaz

South Asia without SAARC

Dixit, J.N.

Emerging perspectives

Ganguly, Sumit

Continuing challenges

Ghimire, Yubaraj

Nepal’s agony

Godage, K.

Historical continuities

Ispahani, Mahnaz

Alternative South Asian futures

Mohan, C. Raja

The problem

Ollapally, Deepa

Pathways to security

Raghavan, V.R.

Asymmetric wars

Shukla, Ajai

Hectoring hegemon

Singh, Swaran

The China connection

 

 

SEMINAR 518: October 2002; THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11: a symposium on the fallout of September 11.

Baxi, Upendra

Operation ‘enduring freedom’

Budiman, Manneke

Growing closures

Falk, Richard

In opposition to war against Iraq

Ping, Huang

A challenge to whom?

Saravanamuttu, Johan

Towards post-hegemony

Sardar, Ziauddin

Reasons to be unilateralist

Sethi, Harsh

The problem

Simbulan, Roland G.

The real threat

Varadarajan, Siddharth

A ‘regime change’ in international affairs

 

 

SEMINAR 519: November 2002; UNCERTAIN FUTURES: a symposium on some challenges facing our society.

 

The problem

Bajpai, Kanti

Foreign policy dilemmas

Cherian, Dilip

Beyond the collapse of the steel frame

Daga, Mahesh

The making of a riot narrative

Karnad, Bharat

India first

Kumar, Nikhil

Needed better governance

Singh, Digvijay

Interview (by Anupreeta Das)

Tejpal, Tarun J.

A media manifesto for a wounded civilization

Yechury, Sitaram

Crumbling edifice

 

 

SEMINAR 520: December 2002; A WORLD WITHOUT AIDS: a symposium on strategies to combat the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Berkley, Seth F.

Accelerating research and development

Claxton, Isabelle

The right to know

Datta Ghosh, Meenakshi

The problem

Excler, Jean-Louis

HIV preventive vaccines: myth and reality

Grover, Anand

Ensuring universal access

Gupta, Indrani

Do we still need more evidence?

Kazatchkine, Michel and

Global resources

Caroline Comiti

for HIV/AIDS

Nath, Madhu Bala

Moving beyond the beneficiaries of technology

Ramasundaram, S.

Care without drugs

Sibal, Kapil

Need for a rights sensitive legislation

 

 

FURTHER READING

Beyond Numbers

March 2002

States of Insecurity

April 2002

A World without AIDS

December 2002

 

 

COMMENT

Swarna Rajagopalan

Rebuilding Afghanistan (February 2002)

John Hume

Beyond violence (March 2002)

Ruth Vanita

Whatever happened to the Hindu left? (April 2002)

Jagpal Singh

Assembly election in UP (April 2002)

Ghanshyam Shah

Reflections on Gujarat (April 2002)

Vidhya Das

At the edge of development (June 2002)

S. Irfan Habib

Rethinking Islam and Hinduism (August 2002)

Baljit Malik

War, resistance and environment (August 2002)

Kuldeep Kumar

A ‘free’ press? (August 2002)

Bhrigupati Singh

One week in Aman Chowk (September 2002)

Dilip Menon

Our indecent society (September 2002)

J.B. D’Souza

Nationalism and patriotism (October 2002)

Madhu Sarin

Who is encroaching on whose land? (November 2002)

Romeet K. Watt

Kashmir: rough weather ahead (November 2002)

C.P. Bhambhri

Riots and the state (December 2002)

Jodi L. Jacobson and Rupsa Mallik

Reproduction rights and

 

U.S. international assistance (December 2002

 

 

IN MEMORIAM

V.N. Narayanan

Anil Agarwal 1947-2002 (February 2002)

Rajni Kothari

I.S. Gulati 1924-2002 (July 2002)

 

 

OTHERS

Porous Borders,

East is east, west is west

Divided Selves

(Report, February 2002)

Beyond Numbers

State population policies (March 2002)

Society Under Siege

Reports (May 2002)

Where People Matter

Kashmir here, Kashmir there (June 2002)

The Aftermath of 9/11

The struggle for peace in Asia (October 2002)

A World without AIDS

The Delhi declaration (December 2002)

 

 

 

SEMINAR ISSUES 1959 - 2002

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 45. 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: Reform and Renewal 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

 

2002

509. India 2001 510. Porous Borders, Divided Selves 511. Beyond Numbers 512. States of Insecurity 513. Society Under Siege 514. Where People Matter 515. First City? 516. Shades of Green 517. Securing South Asia 518. The Aftermath of 9/11 519. Uncertain Futures 520. A World Without AIDS.

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