Issue Date: Apr 30, 2009
The Contested Commons, Conversations between Economists and Anthropologists, edited by Pranab Bardhan and Isha Ray, OUP, Rs 695
The book explores the theme of common environmental resources from the perspective of two disciplines: economics and anthropology. Written by senior scholars in economics, anthropology, sociology, and political science, the essays touch upon economic
security, ecological sustainability, identity formation and participatory decision-making, particularly in the developing world.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
Butterflies on the roof of the world is a vivid and engaging narrative of the author's rendezvous with the butterflies and moths in particular, and nature in general