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International Dialogue, Nepal | 

Is Marxism Alive in Nepal?

Ostensibly, Communist parties govern the Himalayan republic, but socialism remains a long way off.

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International Dialogue, Sri Lanka | 

Bailing Out the Creditors

Sri Lanka’s IMF deal neither solves the country’s economic crisis nor helps those who need it most

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India, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, Social Justice | 

Scheduled Castes in the Indian Labour Market: Employment Discrimination and Its Impact on Poverty

The book conducts an in-depth analysis of how employment and wage discrimination affect the income and poverty levels of scheduled caste workers. It advocates for implementing affirmative action policies as a viable solution to address and rectify employment and wage discrimination issues.

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India, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Social Justice | 

First History Lessons: The People of Our Country

The third book of the series talks about the linguistic diversity of the Indian subcontinent and how it has shaped India's international and regional borders since the colonial period. The book also explores the violence of determining 'insider' and 'outsider' based on linguistic identity, which India has frequently witnessed.

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India, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Social Justice | 

First History Lessons: The Languages of Our Country

The second book of the series talks about the complex history of citizenship in post-colonial India, how the Partition shapes the citizenship question, the citizenship act amendments, the reason and consequences of NRC in Assam, and the CAA movement across the country

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India, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Social Justice | 

First History Lessons: The Partition

The first book of the series talks about the Partition of India and how its impact was different along the lines of region, caste and gender. The book also argues that there is no one-line answer to why the Partition happened.

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India, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, Social Justice | 

Inter Group Inequality in Wealth Ownership in India

This report explores intergroup inequality in wealth ownership and changes in intergroup wealth inequality. It also analyses intergroup inequality in land ownership, house ownership, and business ownership and changes in intergroup inequality in land ownership, house ownership, and business ownership.

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Centre for Labour Research and Action, India, Social Justice | 

The Invisibles: Towards a Seasonal Migration Atlas of India

The Atlas seeks to generate macro estimates of seasonal migrant workers at the state and national levels and document major migration streams.

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Centre for Labour Research and Action, India, Social Justice | 

Value Chain Analysis of the Sugar Industry

The study undertakes a value chain analysis of the sugar industry in India with a focus on the industry in South Gujarat.

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Centre for Labour Research and Action, India, Social Justice | 

Fruit of labour: Migrant workers in the Vineyards of Nashik, Maharashtra

This study is a description of “Profile and Working – Living Conditions of Migrant Workers in the Vineyards of Nasik, Maharashtra”.

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Centre for Education and Communication, India, Social Justice | 

Labour in the lower tiers of Automobile Value Chains: A Case Study from Gurgaon-Manesar Industrial Cluster in India

The study brings to the light how the big factories and the firms are complexly articulated with the equipment suppliers and how decent work remains a chimera in these segments of work, in terms of access to social protection, occupational safety, transparency in job contracts and labour rights.

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Centre for Education and Communication, India, Social Justice | 

Exploring (De-)Regulation of Labour in the Automative Value Chain in Delhi-NCR

The study examines the nature of employment relations, the composition of the workforce, modes of recruitment, work hours, access to amenities and social security in the sector. The study also examines the potential and challenges of regulating the Automotive Value Chain, especially in the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act context.

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Council for Social Development, India, Social Justice | 

Culture, Capital, and Witch Hunts in Meghalaya and Nagaland

In continuation of the conceptualisation of our earlier study on ‘Culture, Capital and Witch Hunts in Assam’, this study has tried to explore the social beliefs and ritual practices of witch-hunts in indigenous societies of Meghalaya and Nagaland in Northeast India.

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India, International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Social Justice | 

Mass Grave Sites in Sri Lanka: History and Legal Framework

Knowledge about mass grave sites was scattered across multiple sources, making it difficult to gain a comprehensive understanding of this issue. This report consolidates the available information on each site.

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Focus on the Global South, India, Social Justice | 

Graphic Series on Agriculture and Food Security

Join Soni and Lucky in their journey across India as they search for tough answers on food security and explore the complexity of Indian agriculture. The graphic series is created by Orijit Sen, Vidyun Sabhaney and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj.

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