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Experiences of Development Practice

Making Development Happen: Transformational Change in Rural India, Volume 1 edited by K Seeta Prabhu and S Parasuraman, Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2020; pp xxiv + 330, `1,095, (hardback).

S Parasuraman (1952–2022)

S Parasuraman, with his interdisciplinary educational background and vast experience in the development sector, contributed to institution building. He will be remembered for revamping the Tata Institute of Social Sciences to meet the challenges of the future.

Remembering M S Gore (1921–2010)

With a humble persona and unmatched leadership, M S Gore was an eminent scholar and administrator. On his birth centenary, his strides in both academia and in leadership positions are detailed.


Data Societies 2020: Demanding Accountability and Transparency from the State

A series of panel discussions titled Data Societies, organised by Economic and Political Weekly and the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, was held in Mumbai on 7 February 2020. This article summarises a few key points from the second panel discussion.

TISS Students Strike: Privatisation of Education Threatens Social Justice

The ongoing student strike at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai comes in the wake of reduced funding, withdrawal of scholarship for students from marginalised backgrounds, and disproportionate increase in fees. It brings to light the increasing privatisation of higher education under the current political regime, which has brought about erosion of principles of social justice and affirmative action.

Scholar, Teacher, Activist

From the tea plantation workers in the Dooars region of West Bengal to the street vendors of the country's cities, Sharit Bhowmik's scholarly pursuits and labour activism ranged wide. He was a member of the task force on framing a national policy on street vendors and the committee that drafted the national policy for street vendors in India. He also envisioned labour research and action in a unique learning programme that was designed for trade unionists to build their capacities and equip them with theoretical knowledge to enhance their efficacy as activists.

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