Marx and Durkheim: Exploring Their Conceptions of ‘Human’ and Analyzing Contemporary Capitalist Social Formation

Karl Marx (1818-83), German philosopher and Émile Durkheim (1858-1917), French sociologist are among the classical thinkers of sociology. Both of them, being the product of their own times, were influenced by the French Revolution and Industrial Revolution. While Marx is called the father of the conflict school of thought, Durkheim’s work forms the basis for … Read more

The Environmental and Gendered Consequences of the Green Revolution

Green Revolution refers to the agricultural movement that began in early 1960s which transformed the rural agrarian economy by introducing new technology and machinery, new plant varieties, chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase crop yields. Norman E. Borlaug, an American agricultural scientist and plant pathologist laid the foundation for the technological advancement in agriculture. His … Read more

Book Review: Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. Volume I: The Process of Capitalist Production

Karl Marx (1818-83) was a German philosopher whose work had contributed to various fields such as economics, politics, sociology and history. Affected by the French Revolution and Industrial Revolution, his main focus was on ‘Class Conflict,’ especially between bourgeois and proletarians in capitalistic societies. The main aim of his work was to denote how capitalism … Read more

Broken Promises: A critical examination of the Indian State’s approach to Caste Violence since Independence

The paper attempts to critically evaluate the Indian State’s Approach to caste violence against specific communities in a caste-ridden society which condones such violence through its inaction and ambivalence. Through a review of the existing literature, an attempt has been made to investigate the structural nature of the violence which is densely woven into the … Read more