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Position of women in Medieval India

In the second part of his two-part essay, Zeeshan Husain looks at the position of women in India from AD 600-1750, focusing on historian Irfan Habib’s “Medieval India: The Study of a Civilisation” (2007), and AS Altekar’s, “The Position of Women in Hindu Civilization”. Habib divides this period into three parts — early medieval India […]

Everyday State and Society in Modern India: A Review

State evokes awe in the eyes of most social scientists as it is the place where power is legitimised through the usage of rationality. State is something which is ‘above all’, something transcendental, all powerful and appears distant from our usual mundane lives. C.J. Fuller and V. Bénéï take us to a journey where these […]