Food for Thought

RLS South Asia regularly publishes comments, short essays, political analysis and research papers, which can be accessed from the list below. Additionally you also find a selection of articles which our partners published as part of one of our joint projects.

 English, Publication, Society

Graded Caste Inquality and Poverty

Graded caste inequality is the most stubborn feature of the ancient caste system which continues with some of its worst features even today.

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 English, Nepal, Publication

Political Economy and Class Analysis of Nepal

Political Economy and Class Analysis of Nepal

Published by Centre for Nepal Studies, Kathmandu, and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung South Asia

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 English, Publication, Society

Nancy Frazer Booklet

Capitalism has always been entangled with imperialism and racism. No one doubts the centrality of these oppressions to the slave-based plantation and colonial capitalism of the 19 th century.

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 English, Publication, Society

Population and Rent in Capital

Is there a theory of population in Marx's "Capital"? Ranabir Samaddar on people and population in "Capital" and Marx’s engagement with Malthus.

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 English, Publication, Society

Report: Capital in the East

The world financial crisis of 2008 brought Capital to renewed attention of critical theorists, social scientists, and the progressive movements. Its analyses are being considered even more relevant today. A conference report.

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 English, Labour, Publication, Society

Capital Value and Translation

In this centenary year of the publication of "Capital" Vol. I (C 1), it is appropriate that we recognize the iconic value of this work. At the same time it is necessary to re-read or reconstruct "Capital" not just to make it up-to-date, but also to rethink a lot of the orthodox interpretations of processes delineated in "Capital".

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 English, Labour, Publication, Society

Conditions of Work and Political Consciousness

Conditions of work and political consciousness among migrant daily wage workers: a study in Delhi, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu.

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 English, Labour, Publication, Society

Migrant Workers - Access to Rights

Identification, access to entitlements, and financial inclusion are key sites of negotiation in India’s rapidly evolving governance landscape.

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 Agriculture, English, Publication

A Bitter Harvest

Co-operative sugar factories in south Gujarat region are considered indicators of the successful fructification of the agro-industry concept. The concept in it self is considered an elixir for a range of problems such as poverty and unemployment.

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 English, Publication, Society

People Politics and Protest (8)

Left front government in West-Bengal (1971-1982): Considerations on “Passive Revolution” and the Question of Caste in Bengal Politics.

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 English, Publication, Society

People Politics and Protest (5)

The creative & cultural dimension of the Naxalbari Movement: No social and political movement in post-independence
India spawned this amount of creativity as Naxalbari spawned.

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 English, Publication, Society

People Politics and Protest (6)

Contentious politics and popular movements: Enigma of Karpoori Thakur -  one of the foremost socialist leaders of Bihar who provided impetus to the idea of social justice and influenced the contours of backward caste politics.

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