Index 1999

 

 

SEMINAR 473: January 1999

 

INDIA 1998: a symposium on the year that was

 

Agarwal, Anil and Sunita Narain

The first green vote?

Baru, Sanjaya

The Asian economic crisis and India

Datta-Chaudhuri, Mrinal

Some lessons from 1998

Khare, Harish

Old axis, new nexus

Kumar, Kuldeep

At a crossroads

Kumar, Radha

Foreign policy disasters

Mahajan, Vijay

Challenges before voluntarism

Ninan, T.N.

A year in purgatory

Rangarajan, Mahesh

Remaking the map of India

Sanghvi, Vir

Misgovernance

Sheth, D.L.

Globalization and the grassroots movements

Singh, Manvendra

After operation shakti

Srivastava, Ravi

Two steps forward, one step back

Veeravalli, Anuradha

Experiments in the science of peace

Visvanathan, Shiv

The disappearance of the political

 

 

 

SEMINAR 474: February 1999

 

CONTINUING CONCERNS:
a symposium on some problems facing the polity.

 

The problem

Choudhury, Sujit

The north east: a concept re-examined

Ramachandran, Vimala

Visible but unreached

Ramanathan, Usha

Judicial concerns

Sarkar, Tilak

Techno savvy

Sinha, Shantha

Child labour and education

Surendra, Lawrence

Between nirvana and karma economics

 

 

 

SEMINAR 475: March 1999 

GROWING INTOLERANCE: a symposium on the increasing polarization in our society.

 

The problem

Alam, Javeed

Why secularism

Bajpai, Shailaja

Culture and television

Butalia, Urvashi

Sanctified closures

DíMonte, Darryl

The fires next time

Hoskote, Ranjit

Conversion and inversion: the paradox of Indiaís present

Koshy, Ninan

UN declaration

Mithal, Akhilesh

Culture fracture

Pinto, Ambrose

Hierarchy vs. egalitarianism

Sharma, Jyotirmaya

Islamís piety, Naipaulís pride

Shukla, Wagish

Back to the future

Thapar, Romila

Somanatha: narratives of a history

 

 

 

SEMINAR 476: April 1999

 

THE SIKH SPIRIT: a symposium on the issues facing the Khalsa at 300.

 

The problem

Banga, Indu

Sikh perceptions in the forties

Gupta, Dipankar

Misrepresenting minorities

Jodhka, Surinder S.

Return of the middle class

Judge, Avtar Singh

Comment: Butt and barrel of Sikh humour

Kaur, Ravinder and Amrit Srinivasan

The better half

Malik, Baljit

Comment: Greening and preening the Khalsa

Rai, Gurmeet Sangha

Comment: Sacrilege

Sandhu, Kanwar

Political shenanigans

Sekhon, Harinder Kaur

Women in Sikhism

Singh, Bhai Baldeep

Comment:Sikh kirtan maryada

Singh, Giani Gurdit

Comment: The gurdwara in history

Singh, Khushwant

Fifteen fateful years: 1984-1999

Singh, Patwant

From divinity to defiance

Sodhi, H.S.

The Sikh-Khalsa tradition

Uberoi, J.P.S.

Martyrdom

 

 

 

SEMINAR 477: May 1999

 

THE PURSUIT OF PURPOSE: a symposium on visions and collective styles for institution building.

Dabholkar, Devdatta

In quest of the golden fleece

Damle, Raju

Networking for reforms

Narasimhan, R.

Men, machine and ideas

Raghuram, Shobha

Ethics and purpose

Raghavan, K. Vijay

Defying logic

Raina, Vinod

Promoting peopleís science

Saberwal, Satish

The problem

Summerton, Oswald

A psycho-social look

 

 

 

SEMINAR 478: June 1999

 

FLOODS: a symposium on flood control and management.

Ahmed, Imtiaz

Governance and floods

Awasthi, Sanjay

Comment: A peopleís initiative

Bandhyopadhyay, Jayanta

Need for a realistic view

DíSouza, Rohan

The problem

Dixit, Ajaya

Reconceptualising mitigation

Gogoi, Promode

Assamís woes

Kapoor, Sanjay

Comment: Flooding corruption

Mishra, Dinesh Kumar

The embankment trap

Rangachari, R.

Some disturbing questions

Roy, Dunu

Drowning people, killing hope

Swain, Ashok

An increasing menace

Williams, Philip B.

Flood control vs. flood management

 

 

 

SEMINAR 479: July 1999

 

SOMETHING LIKE A WAR: a symposium on low intensity conflicts.

Bose, Nayana

ĎAngelsí who bring godís blessing

Kanwal, Gurmeet

Kargil

Karim, Afsir

The conflict in Kashmir

Mehta, Ashok K.

Tackling the tigers

Nayar, V.K.

Moving away from realpolitik

Rao, B.V.P.

Small weapons and national security

Raza, Maroof

The problem

Roy-Chaudhury, Rahul

Unconventional terror

Singh, Manvendra

The soldierís story

 

 

 

SEMINAR 480: August 1999

 

CRUEL CHOICES: a symposium on the state of our politics and political system.

 

The problem

Ananth, V. Krishn

Brahmanisation of the dravida legacy

Banerjee, Mukulika

Mamataís khomota

Chandra, Kanchan

Mobilizing the excluded

Gupta, Shaibal

A messiah for Bihar?

Heath, Oliver

The fractionalisation of Indian parties

Jayal, Niraja Gopal

What elections are not about

Khare, Harish

Collected words of Sonia Gandhi

Kumar, Sanjay

Delhiís poor

Mishra, Vandita

Imaging the political

Mukhopadhyay, Nilanjan

Step aside, big brother

Pawar, Sharad

Comment: Some soul searching

Rangarajan, Mahesh

One, two, many Indias?

Saha, Anindya

The Indian party system 1989-99

Yadav, Yogendra

The third electoral system

Zťrinini-Brotel, Jasmine

Options in Uttar Pradesh

 

 

 

SEMINAR 481: September 1999

 

THE IDEA OF SEMINAR: a symposium commemorating forty years of the journal.

 

A letter from Seminar

Correa, Charles

A question of issues

Cuhna, Gerson da

A personal reprise

Guha, Ramachandra

The independent journal of opinion

Kothari, Rajni

Personally speaking

Kumar, Krishna

Democracy without democrats?

Mitra, Ashok

The past as future

Narayanan, K.R.

A new mission

Sainath, P.

Shrinking spaces, new places

Singh, Jaswant

Memories

Thapar, Romila

The search for a social ethic

Varma, Pavan K.

Beyond the faction

 

 

 

SEMINAR 482: October 1999

 

FAMILY BUSINESS: a symposium on the role of the family in Indian business.

Bharat-Ram, Vinay

The colours of decision-making

Das, Gurcharan

The problem

Dutta, Sudipt

Boys to men

Guzder, Cyrus

Interview by Naazneen Karmali

Mahindra, Keshub

Comment:Towards social responsibility

Ninan, T.N.

Chequered past, uncertain future

Piramal, Gita

A crisis of leadership

Tripathi, Dwijendra

Change and continuity

Tyabji, Nasir

A Bombay cum Kamraj plan for the 21st century

 

 

 

SEMINAR 483: November 1999

 

POLICESPEAK: a symposium on the role of the police in our society.

 

The problem

Bawa, P.S.

Urban policing

Godbole, Madhav

Mirage of reforms

Joshi, G.P.

A requiem for the NPC?

Kumar, Neeraj

Organised crime

Lal, Chaman

Terrorism and insurgency

Marwah, Ved

A citizen-friendly force?

Murari, Timeri N.

Imaging policemen

Rai, Vibhuti Narain

Handling communal riots

Sen, Sankar

Training for transformation

Sen, Shantonu

Police, public and prosecution

Sen, Shantonu

Comment: Misfeasance

 

 

 

SEMINAR 484: December 1999

 

MULTICULTURALISM: a symposium on democracy in culturally diverse societies.

Carens, Joseph H.

Justice as even-handedness

Chandhoke, Neera

The logic of recognition?

Chiriyankandath, James

Constitutional predilections

Joseph, Sarah

Of minorities and majorities

Madan, T.N.

Perspectives on pluralism

Mahajan, Gurpreet

The problem

Mahajan, Gurpreet

Rethinking multiculturalism

Miri, Mrinal

Understanding other cultures

Moddie, A.D.

Comment: Understanding the demonization process

Parekh, Bhikhu

What is multiculturalism

Sangari, Kumkum

Which diversity?

 

 

 

 

FURTHER READING

The Sikh Spirit

April 1999

Floods

June 1999

Something Like a War

July 1999

Multiculturalism

December 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMENT

Kuldeep Kumar

Conversions and the RSS clan (February 1999)

R. Ramanathan and S. Geetha

Land for industrial purposes (February 1999)

Dunu Roy

The victory march into defeat (May 1999)

Kuldeep Kumar

Losers all (May 1999)

Baljit Malik

Indo-Pak perfidy (September 1999)

Sadanand Menon

With intent to gag (October 1999)

Bhavana Pankaj

On conversions (November 1999)

 

 

 

 

SEMINAR ISSUES

 

 

1959

 

1959

1.The Party in Power

2. Food for Forty Crores

3. Freedom and Planning

4. The Changing Village

 

 

The 1960ís

 

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. Indiaís 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. Workerís 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. Indiaís 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

 

 

The 1970ís

 

1970

125. Secularism in Crisis

126. Our Libraries

127. Indiaís 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 Bangladesh

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

 

 

The 1980ís

 

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. Refocusing

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

 

 

The 1990ís

 

1990

365. Towards 2000 AD

366. The North East

367. Politics of the State

368. The Peopleís 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

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