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Close Encounters of Another Kind: Women and Development Economics brings together Devaki Jain's essays which engage with public policy, development economics and women. In the 1970s and 1980s, as a fallout of the First World Conference of Women, held in Mexico in 1975, then the Women's Decade (1975–85), followed by the Second World Conference in 1985 in Nairobi, governments energized their bureaucracies to address women's inclusion in development programmes. Thereby began the work of gendering development, and as a result of challenging the existing ideas, projects related to the design of development policies and programmes. However, most of these efforts were couched in the knowledge and experience of the global North since the efforts were largely led by the Northern intellectual community. In this volume ...

Morals in Politics: The Gandhian Touch
Morals in politics: The gandhian touch

At the turn of the century, there was an intensity of preoccupation with conflict violence and its relationship with religion. The events of September 11, 2001 left an indelible mark on the course of civilisation. An unprecedented focus on religious identity emerged along with the discourse on terror. At a time when so much was being said about the association of terror with religion, when I was asked to contribute an article to the journal Man in India, I put forward the argument that it was gross inequality coupled with extraordinary leaps in communication that had led to the kind of anger that was generating the violence. I turned to Gandhi who, at ...

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