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Water Harvesting Traditions and the Social Milieu in India: A Second Look

Notice of Retraction:

The Economic & Political Weekly has retracted the article “Water Harvesting Traditions and the Social Milieu in India: A Second Look,” authored by Shri Krishan (EPW, Volume 46, Issue 26 & 27, 2011). It has come to the attention of EPW that a major part of subsection 3 of the article reproduces in identical form substantial parts of the paper “Water Management Traditions in Rural India: Valuing the Unvalued” by Nandita Singh (presented at the 18th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden, 6–9 July 2004 and published in 2006 as a chapter in the volume Rural Transformation edited by H Bhargava and D Kumar).

The author and EPW sincerely apologise for this error.

An Experiment in Nationalist Education: Satyavadi School in Orissa (1909-26)

Education as a social phenomenon does not take place in a vacuum or isolation. A case in point is the Satyavadi School set up in Sakhigopal village, near Puri, in Orissa in 1909. It proposed an alternative and unconventional system of education autonomous of the colonial state that would train students in nationalism and in questioning orthodoxies. However, it was also dependent on the conservative sasani brahmins for resources and students and despite an excellent track record closed down in 1926.

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