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The astute observer will also notice an arc in the Modi government’s reforms initiatives, which have all involved a progressive ratcheting up of steps to modernize the Indian economy and governance of the Indian state. In that sense, then, the currency swap and what it entails is a logical follow-on from the “JAM...

As with roads, trees, schools and electoral booths – all of which have become sites of conflict – the war ranges back and forth across the terrain of media coverage: more news, less news, propaganda. The ‘truth’, whatever it is, is an object of war. The police often inflate figures of Naxalite losses, or try...

Student leader Rohith Vemula, who killed himself on January 17, 2016, was a prolific writer on Facebook, where he discussed everything from caste to cows. From 2008 to his last posts in January 2016, his words hold a mirror to the working of caste in modern India. In #Caste is Not a Rumour, edited by Nikhila Henry,...