This issue of Perspectives Asia examines the intersections of sports and politics. We look at how, through sports, identities are shaped, myths and heroes are born, and unconventional truths are buried.
This policy discussion paper seeks to present a critical overview of Digital India, evaluating the extent to which the outcome areas of the program address gender-transformative change. It also offers suggestions for building an enabling environment to expand opportunities and strategic life choices for women, and contributing to gender equality, as economic, social and political arenas are fundamentally redefined by digital technologies. This paper draws upon a detailed policy study titled ‘Digital India through a Gender Lens’, undertaken by the authors in 2017-18, with support from the Heinrich Böll Stiftung.
The Blue Economy involves economic activity that engages with the various components of the oceans. As the Blue Economy gets underway, this research report re-visits various aspects of coastal development and weaves together a narrative of their impacts on the fishing communities.
Curated and put together by writer and graphic artist Parismita Singh, 21 women writers and artists come together in this stunning collection that combines words and pictures to explore the theme of women and work in the Northeast.
The approach paper by SAMA draws attention to the legal, ethical and gendered imprints of the newer biotechnologies in healthcare, such as regenerative medicine and genomics that have begun to make inroads into the Indian market.
After 20 years of violence in Mizoram, a Peace Accord concluded in 1986 and the creation of a full-fledged state provided the base for a long-term successful settlement. Margaret Ch. Zama and C. Lalawmpuia Vanchiau have reviewed publications on Mizo history over the last five decades, with a specific focus on the era of turmoil year from the 1960s to the 1980s.
The Government of India signed a framework agreement with Northeast India’s largest insurgent group, the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), on 3rd August 2015. A conference report edited by Aarushi Prakash and Chok Tsering reviews the situation in Nagaland.
As “Look East, Act East” is promoted as India’s official policy towards Myanmar, the Institute of Social Sciences and Burma Centre Delhi with the support by HBF undertook a review of relations, with a particular perspective on the joint border regions.
Women played an important role as combatants in the armed conflict in the Indian Northeastern state of Assam. Based on interviews with participants, a study by Roshmi Goswami looks at how gender roles evolved in the insurgency.
These are three oral histories from a little –known transgender community in South India called the Jogappas. The multiple changes in the world around them have impacted the Jogappas in various ways. Each Jogappa provides her account of the unique experiences that have shaped their lives and identities.