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R K Hebsur (1935–2022)

R K Hebsur has contributed immensely to strengthen the philosophical and methodological foundations of social science research in India. Despite spending considerable time teaching as a college lecturer, he made an imprint in the fi eld of research methodology. Hebsur worked hard to synthesise different disciplinary perspectives to explain a social phenomenon in its entirety. As a head of the Department of Research Methodology at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, he established a multidisciplinary research tradition. Though he had a short stint in the university system, the generations to come will remember and admire his life and work.

Ethics of Parliamentary Language

Parliamentary language, which is often used as being synonymous with the “language of dignity, re

NEP 2020 and the Discontinuation of the MPhil Degree

The National Education Policy 2020 provides a framework for reorganising and revamping higher education in India. Among several of its recommendations, the decision to discontinue the MPhil programme is a signifi cant one. The article makes an attempt to understand the perspective behind the move to discontinue the MPhil programme. The MPhil programme is discontinued for the more research-oriented undergraduate and master’s degrees. In a way, the discontinuation of MPhil is the collateral damage caused by the new structure of degrees that the NEP has proposed.

Harmful to Social Justice

With regard to Anand Teltumbde’s “Dismantling ‘Dalit’ with a Poisonous PIL” (EPW, 8 October 2011), the PIL filed in the Supreme Court asking for removal of certain castes from the list of scheduled castes/ scheduled tribes (SCs/STs) raises an important concern but also poses harm to the concept o

The 'Beyond' Perspective

The article by Gopal Guru entitled “The Idea of India: ‘Derivative, Desi and Beyond’” (EPW, 10 September 2011) is thought-provoking and is a major step towards formulating a perspective in dalit discourse.

Caste in South Asia

This is with reference to “Comparative Contexts of Discrimination: Caste and Untouchability in South Asia” by Surinder S Jodhka and Ghanshyam Shah (EPW, 27 November 2010).

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