ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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How Has MGNREGA Fared?

Inclusive Development through Guaranteed Employment: India’s MGNREGA Experiences by Ashok Pankaj, Singapore: Springer, 2023; pp 313, $99.

Maistry System in Burma

While existing literature predominantly focuses on servitude in regions like Ceylon, Africa, Fiji, and Guinea, with extensive exploration of the kangani system or girmitiyas, a notable omission can be observed in the case of the maistry system’s role in colonial Burma. The article sheds light on a significant yet often overlooked aspect of the literary portrayal of the Indian labour diaspora in Burma.

Innovation Performance of India’s Computer Software Services and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industries

While pharmaceutical and computer software industries have achieved considerable international acclaim, their growth performance so far has been primarily thought of as driven by labour arbitrage than by innovation efforts. This is especially so in the case of the software industry, where replication rather than innovation has been identified as the cause for its fast export growth. The number of innovations in both industries is rising, contributed chiefly by domestic firms in the former and foreign firms in the latter.

Impact of Conflict on Labour Migrants in Kashmir

The Kashmir Valley is an abode to countless number of migrants from different states and union territories of India. The present study throws light on the impact of conflict on these migrants along with the reasons behind this migration pull and their survival strategies.

Labour versus Labour

Echelons of labour in the production process are investigated. There is labour directed at the flow of output. Unproductive work also exists. It is concluded that the government expenditure supports production, and the taxation of unearned incomes should be 100%.

Indian Labour Intermediaries and Global Production Networks

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