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The New Tribal States

The formation of the new states of Chattisgarh and Jharkhand poses a challenge, both theoretical and practical, to all those who have long argued and agitated for the preservation of tribal identity and culture and its possible development in the direction set by its own genius.

US-Iraq Conflict and Global Intellectual Community-Some Unasked Questions

Intellectual Community Some Unasked Questions Daya Krishna THE almost complete silence of 'intellectuals' all lover the world regarding the US behaviour in its conflict with Iraq is a cause for grave concern as they are supposed to be the 'conscience keepers' of the world and vigilant critics of those who are in power. The 'brahmanical function of the intellectual class vis-a-vis those who exercise the ruling function in any society or polity is one of the crucial factors in restraining those who rule from departing too much from the path of 'dharma' or righteousness. It is true that those who have wealth or power seldom listen to those who talk of rightful conduct either in the context of seeking wealth or power. Yet, however ineffectual, the function has to be exercised at least by those who have themselves not become 'instruments' of whoever controls the centres of wealth and power.

New World Order and Indian Intellectuals

New World Order and Indian Intellectuals Daya Krishna Countries pursue their own interests the way they perceive them and it is for others not to be deceived by the rhetoric. To understand the interests that are masquerading as values, what is required is a detailed study of the economy, polity and culture of the western world in general and the US in particular, for these are the main protagonists in the contemporary scene without understanding whom we cannot shape our own policies to meet their strategies.

Government Operations in Foodgrains- A Comment

The dual market scheme suggested by Raj Krishna ('Economic and Political Weekly', September 16) would require the socialisation of half the marketed surplus of foodgrains. Actually, the Government was able to purchase only about eight per cent of that surplus on average over the 16- year period studied by Raj Krishna. Yet Raj Krishna nowhere examines why the ratio of government purchases to output of foodgrains has almost continuously declined over the years.

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