Seminar (India) 1999
TOC Nos. 473-484

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473. INDIA 1998 | 474. Continuing Concerns | 475. Growing Intolerance | 476. The Sikh Spirit | 477. The Pursuit of Purpose | 478. Floods | 479. Something like a War | 480. Cruel Choices | 481. The Idea of Seminar | 482. Family Business | 483. Policespeak | 484. Multiculturalism

SEMINARS 1999, Numbers 473-484

INDIA 1998. **Seminar 473: January 1999
the year that was

24 A YEAR IN PURGATORY
     T.N. Ninan, Publisher and Editor, 'Business Standard'
29 SOME LESSONS FROM 1998
     Mrinal Datta-Chaudhuri, Professor, Delhi School
     of Economics
34 MISGOVERNANCE
     Vir Sanghvi, Consulting Editor, Apanda Bazar Group
39 REMAKING THE MAP OF INDIA
     Mahesh Rangarajan, Fellow, Nehru Memorial
     Museum and Library, Delhi
43 AT A CROSSROADS
     Kuldeep Kumar, journalist, Delhi
46 OLD AXIS; NEW NEXUS
     Harish Khare, Deputy Editor, 'The Hindu'
50 FOREIGN POLICY DISASTERS
     Radha Kumar, policy analyst and author, Delhi
54 THE ASIAN ECONOMIC CRISIS AND INDIA
     Sanjaya Barn, Professor, ICRIER and Member,
     National Security Advisory Board, Delhi
59 AFTER OPERATION SHAKTI
     Manvendra Singh, Defence Correspondent,
     'The Indian Express'
64 EXPERIMENTS IN THE SCIENCE OF PEACE
     Anuradha Veeravalli, Department of Philosophy,
     Hindu College, Delhi University
67 THE FIRST GREEN VOTE?
     Anil Agarwal and Sunita Narain, Centre for Science
     and Environment, Delhi
71 TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE STEP BACK
     Ravi Srivastava, Department of Economics,
     University of Allahabad
77 GLOBALIZATION AND THE
     GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS
     D.L. Sikh, Senior Fellow, Centre for the
     Study of Developing Societies, and co-Editor,
     'Alternatives',  Delhi
83 CHALLENGES BEFORE VOLUNTARISM
     Vijay Mahajan, Managing Director, BASIX, Hyderabad
91 THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE POLITICAL
    Shiv Visvanathan, Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of
     Developing, Societies, Delhi .
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98 INDEX

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CONTINUING CONCERNS. **Seminar 474: February 1999
some problems facing the polity

12 THE PROBLEM
     a short statement
     on the issues involved
14 CHILD LABOUR AND EDUCATION
     Shantha Sinha, Professor, Department of Political Science,
     University of Hyderabad and Head, MV Foundation,
     Hyderabad
20 VISIBLE BUT UNREACHED
     Vimala Ramachandran, Associate Professor, Indian
     Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur
26 TECHNO SAVVY
     Tilak Sarkar, CEO, Business India Information
     Technology, Delhi
29 JUDICIAL CONCERNS
     Usha Ramanathan, law researcher based in Delhi
34 THE NORTH LAST:
     A CONCEPT RE-EXAMINED
     Sujit Choudhury, Professor, Rabindra Sadan Girls College,
     Karimganj, Assam
38 BETWEEN NIRVANA AND
     KARMA ECONOMICS
     Lawrence Surendra, researcher and activist
     based in Chennai
44 BOOKS
     Reviewed by Bibek Debroy, Harsh Sethi, Seminarist,
     Meena Bhargava and Avik Ghosh
50 COMMENTS
     Received from Kuldeep Kumar, journalist, Delhi;
     R. Ramanathan and S. Geetha, Indira Gandhi Institute of
     Development Research, Mumbai
57 COMMUNICATIONS
     Received from K. Balagopal, Hyderabad and
     Mukul Asthana, Gorakhpur
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GROWING INTOLERANCE. **Seminar 475. March 1999
the increasing polarization in our society

12 THE PROBLEM
     a short statement
     on the issues involved
15 SOMANATHA: NARRATIVES OF A HISTORY
     Romila Thapar, Professor Emeritus of History,
     Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
23 WHY SECULARISM
     Javeed Alam, Professor of Political Science,
     Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
29 ISLAM'S PIETY, NAIPAU12S PRIDE
     Jyotirmaya Sharma, Assistant Editor,
     'The Times of India', Delhi
32 THE FIRES NEXT TIME
     Darryl D'Monte, journalist and commentator, Mumbai
37 HIERARCHY VS EGALITARIANISM
     Ambrose Pinto, Executive Director, Indian Social
     Institute, Delhi
41 BACK TO THE FUTURE
     Wagish Shukla, Professor of Mathcmatics,
     Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
46 CULTURE FRACTURE
     Akhilesh Mithal, Dilleewallaa
52 CULTURE AND TELEVISION
     Shailaja Bajpai, TV critic for 'The Indian Express', and
     media research consultant, Delhi
58 SANCTIFIED CLOSURES
     Urvashi Butalia, co-publisher, Kali for Women, Delhi
61 UN DECLARATION
     Ninan Koshy, former Director, World Council of Churches
     (Geneva) and Visiting Fellow, Human Rights Programme,
     Harvard Law School, Cambridge; now based in
     Thiruvananthapuram
65 CONVERSION AND INVERSION:
     THE PARADOX OF INDIA'S PRESENT
     Ranjit Hoskote, poet and art critic, Mumbai
69 BOOKS
     Reviewed by Harsh Sethi, Sathianathan Clarke,
     Joy L.K. Pachuau, Susan Visvanathan, Rita Manchanda,
     Krishna Mcnon and T.N. Madan
86 COMMUNICATIONS
     Received from S.G. Kashikar, Nagpur and
     Binu Edathumparampil, Pune
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THE SIKH SPIRIT. **Seminar 476. April 1999
the issues facing the Khalsa at 300

12 THE PROBLEM
     a short statement
     on the issues involved
14 FIFTEEN FATEFUL YEARS: 1984-1999
     Khushwant Singh, author and columnist, Delhi
7 POLITICAL SHENANIGANS
     Kanwar Sandhu, Editor, 'The Indian Express', Chandigarh
21 RETURN OF THE MIDDLE CLASS
     Surinder S. Jodlrka, Department of Sociology,
     Panjab University, Chandigarh
26 THE BETTER HALF
     Ravinder Kaur and Amrit Srinivasan, Department of
     Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of
     Technology, Delhi
33 WOMEN IN SIKHISM
     Harinder Kaur Sekhon, Fellow, Centre for Contemporary
     Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Delhi
37 FROM DIVINITY TO DEFIANCE
     Patwant Singh, author and commentator on current
     affairs, Delhi
41 SIKH PERCEPTIONS IN THE FORTIES
     Indu Banga, Professor of History, Panjab University,
     Chandigarh
46 THE SIKH-KHALSA TRADITION
     H.S. Sodhi, retired Brigadier and author, Chandigarh
50 MARTYRDOM
     J.P.S. Uberoi, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of
     Economics, Delhi University
54 MISREPRESENTING MINORITIES
     Dipankar Gupta, Centre for the Study of Social Systems,
     Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
59 COMMENTS
     Received from Giani Gurdit Singh, author, Chandigarh;
     Gurmeet Sangha Rai, conservation architect; Baljit Malik,
     journalist; Avtar Singh Judge, writer and translator and
     Bhai Baldeep Singh, exponent of Kirtan and Founder,
     Sikh Centre for Archives and Research, Delhi
69 BOOKS
     Reviewed by J.S. Grewal, Gurpreet Mahajan,
     Serbjeet Singh, Harsh Sethi, Seminarist and Dipankar Gupta
81 COMMUNICATION
     Received from J.N. Iyer, Bangalore
82 FURTHER READING
     A short and select bibliography
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THE PURSUIT OF PURPOSE. **Seminar 477. May 1999
visions and collective styles for institution building

12 THE PROBLEM
     Posed by Satish Sabcrwal, former Professor of Sociology,
     Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
14 ETHICS AND PURPOSE
     Shobha Raghuram, Deputy Director, HIVOS
     (Humanistic Institute for Cooperation with Developing
     Countries), Bangalore
19 IN QUEST OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE
     Devdatta Dabholkar, educationist; former Vice Chancellor,
     University of Pone, Satara
22 MEN, MACHINE AND IDEAS
     R. Narasimhan, National Fellow in Information Technology,
     CMC Limited, Bangalore
30 A PSYCHOSOCIAL LOOK
     Oswald Summerton S.J., Founder, TACET Academy of
     Social Transformation, Delhi
35 NETWORKING FOR REFORMS
     Raju Damle, development consultant and activist, Delhi
39 PROMOTING PEOPLE'S SCIENCE
     Vinod Raina, physicist; co-founder Eklavya, Bhopal
44 DEFYING LOGIC
     K. Vijay Raghavan, Director, National Centre for
     Biological Sciences, Bangalore
50 BOOKS
     Reviewed by M.S. Ganesh, Satish Saberwal,
     Savyasaachi and Harsh Sethi
61 COMMENTS
     Received from Dunn Roy, chemical engineer and
     environmental activist, Delhi; and Kuldeep Kumar,
     journalist, Delhi
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FLOODS. **Seminar 478. June 1999
flood control and management

12 THE PROBLEM
     Posed by Rohan D'Souza, Research Associate,
     Department of Sociology, Delhi University
18 FLOOD CONTROL VS FLOOD MANAGEMENT
     Philip B. Williams, President, International Rivers
     Network; and President of Philip Williams and Associates,
     San Francisco
22 RECONCEPTUALISING MITIGATION
     Ajaya Dixit, engineer and Editor, 'Water Nepal',
     Kathmandu
30 AN INCREASING MENACE
     Ashok Swain, Associate Professor, Department of
     Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
34 GOVERNANCE AND FLOODS
     Imtiaz Ahmed, teaches International Relations at Dhaka
     University and is Executive Director, Centre for
     Alternatives, Dhaka
42 DROWNING PEOPLE, KILLING HOPE
     Dunn Roy, chemical engineer and environmental activist,
     Delhi
46 THE EMBANKMENT TRAP
     Dinesh Kumar Mishra, engineer and activist;
     Convenor, Barb Mukti Abhiyan, Jamshedpur
52 NEED FOR A REALISTIC VIEW
     Jayanta Bandhyopadhyay, Indian Institute of
     Management, Calcutta
56 ASSAM'S WOES
     Promode Gogoi, Minister, Flood Control,
     Government of Assam, Guwahati
62 SOME DISTURBING QUESTIONS
     R. Rangachari, Research Professor, Centre for
     Policy Research, Delhi
68 COMMENTS
     Received from Sanjay Awasthi, programme coordinator,
     Oxfam, Lucknow and Sanjay Kapoor, journalist, Delhi

73 BOOKS
     Reviewed by Himanshu Thakkar, Biswamoy Pati,
     Ashok Prasad, Sharmila Purkayastha, Bela Malik,
     Ravikant and Vasant K. Saberwal
85 FURTHER READING
     A short and select bibliography
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SOMETHING LIKE A WAR. **Seminar 479. July 1999
low intensity conflicts

12 THE PROBLEM
     Posed by Major Maroof Raza (retired), commentator on
     defence affairs, Delhi
15 KARGIL
     Gurmeet Kanwal, currently Senior Fellow, Institute for
     Defence Studies and Analyses, Delhi
20 THE CONFLICT IN KASHMIR
     Major General Afsir Karim (retired), Editor, 'Aakrosh';
     former Editor, 'Indian Defence Review', Delhi
24 THE SOLDIER'S STORY
     Manvendra Singh, till recently Associate Editor,
     'The Indian Express'
27 'ANGELS' WHO BRING GOD'S BLESSING
     Nayana Bose, research scholar in South Asian studies and
     specialist on Kashmir, Delhi
32 MOVING AWAY FROM REALPOLITIK
     Lt. General V.K. Nayar retired as GOC-in-C Western
     Command; was Governor, Manipur and is currently
     Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research, Delhi
36 SMALL WEAPONS AND NATIONAL SECURITY
     B.V.P. Rao, Indian Administrative Service; former Home
     Secretary, Government of Assam
42 TACKLING THE TIGERS
     Major General Ashok K. Mehta (retired), commentator
     on defence affairs, Delhi
47 UNCONVENTIONAL TERROR
     Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Research Fellow, Institute for
     Defence Studies and Analyses; specialist in defence and
     security issues, Delhi
51 BOOKS
     Reviewed by Rhashyam Kasturi and Seminarist
56 FURTHER READING
     A short and select bibliography
60 IN MEMORIUM
     Eqbal Ahmad, Myron Weiner and Mervyn de Silva
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CRUEL CHOICES. **Seminar 480. August 1999
the state of our politics and political system

12 THE PROBLEM
     a short statement
     on the issues involved
14 THE THIRD ELECTORAL SYSTEM
     Yogendra Yadav, Fellow, Centre for the Study of
     Developing Societies, Delhi
21 THE INDIAN PARTY SYSTEM 1989-99
     Anindya Saha, Doctoral candidate, Cornell University,
     Ithaca, New York
26 ONE, TWO, MANY INDIAS?
     Mahesh Rangarajan, Political commentator and
     environmental historian, Delhi
30 MAMATA'S KHOMOTA
     Mukulika Banerjee, University College London
36 A MESSIAH FOR BIHAR?
     Shaibal Gupta, Member-Secretary, Asian Development
     Research Institute, Patna
42 BRAHMANISATION OF THE DRAVIDA LEGACY
     V. Krishna Ananth, Assistant Editor, 'The Hindu',
     Chennai
46 MOBILIZING THE EXCLUDED
     Kanchan Chandra, Department of Government,
     Harvard University, Cambridge
52 OPTIONS IN UTTAR PRADESH
     Jasmine Zerinini-Brotel, Research Fellow, Department of
     Political Science, University Paris-1
57 STEP ASIDE, BIG BROTHER
     Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, freelance journalist and
     researcher, Delhi
61 COLLECTED WORDS OF SONIA GANDHI
     Harish Khare, Associate Editor, 'The Hindu', Delhi
66 THE FRACTIONALISATION OF INDIAN PARTIES
     Oliver Heath, Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of
     Developing Societies, Delhi
72 DELHI'S POOR
     Sanjay Kumar, Associate Fellow, Centre for the Study of
     Developing Societies, Delhi
75 IMAGING THE POLITICAL
     Vandita Mishra, Assistant Editor, 'The Pioneer', Delhi
78 WHAT ELECTIONS ARE NOT ABOUT
     Niraja Gopal Jayal, Centre for Political Studies,
     Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
83 COMMENT
     by Sharad Pawar, President, Nationalist Congress Party
86 BOOKS
     Reviewed by Vikram Khub Chand, Aisha Khan, K. Savitri,
     Visalakshi Menon, Ravi Srivastava and Harsh Sethi
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Seminar online
THE IDEA OF SEMINAR. **Seminar 481. September 1999
commemorating forty years of the journal

12 A LETTER FROM SEMINAR
14 A NEW MISSION
     K.R. Narayanan, President of India
16 THE INDEPENDENT JOURNAL OF OPINION
     Ramachandra Guha, writer and environmental historian,
     Bangalore
19 THE PAST AS FUTURE
     Ashok Mitra, Former Member of Parliament, was
     Finance Minister, Government of West Bengal, Calcutta
21 DEMOCRACY WITHOUT DEMOCRATS?
     Krishna Kumar, writer and Professor of Education,
     University of Delhi
26 MEMORIES
     Jaswant Singh, Union Cabinet Minister of External Affairs,
     Government of India
28 A QUESTION OF ISSUES
     Charles Correa, architect and town-planner, Mumbai
32 PERSONALLY SPEAKING
     Rajni Kothari, political analyst, Delhi
35 SHRINKING SPACES, NEW PLACES
     P. Sainath, author and journalist, Mumbai
40 A PERSONAL REPRISE
     Gerson da Cuhna, social communicator, Mumbai
43 BEYOND THE FACTION
     Pavan K. Varma, author and Joint Secretary,
     Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
46 THE SEARCH FOR ASOCIAL ETHIC
     Romila Thapar, Professor Emeritus of History,
     Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
51 IN MEMORIUM
     Neelan Tiruchelvam, 1944-1999
53 COMMENT
     Received from Baljit Malik, journalist, Kasauli
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FAMILY BUSINESS. **Seminar 482. October 1999
the role of the family in Indian business

12 THE PROBLEM
     Posed by Gurcharan Das, management consultant;
     former CEO, Procter and Gamble India, Delhi
22 THE COLOURS OF DECISION-MAKING
     Vinay Bharat-Ram, Chairman and Managing Director,
     The DCM Group, Delhi
26 INTERVIEW
     With Cyrus Guzder, Chairman and Managing Director,
     AFL Limited, Mumbai by Naazneen Karmali,
     Executive Editor, 'Business India', Mumbai
29 CHANGE AND CONTINUITY
     Dwijendra Tripathi, economic and business historian,
     Ahmedabad
33 BOYS TO MEN
     Sudipt Dutta, Special Correspondent,
     'Business India', Calcutta
37 A BOMBAY CUM KAMRAJ PLAN
     FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
     Nasir Tyabji, Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum and
     Library, Delhi
42 A CRISIS OF LEADERSHIP
     Gita Piramal, author of three books profiling family
     business in India, Mumbai
46 CHEQUERED PAST, UNCERTAIN FUTURE
     T.N. Ninan, Editor, 'Business Standard', Delhi
52 COMMENTS
     Received from Keshub Mahindra, Chairman,
     Mahindra and Mahindra, Mumbai and Sadanand Menon,
     journalist, Chennai
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POLICESPEAK. **Seminar 483. November 1999
the role of the police in our society

12 THE PROBLEM
     a short statement
     on the issues involved
14 A CITIZEN-FRIENDLY FORCE?
     Ved Marwah, retired Commissioner of Police, Delhi;
     currently Research Professor, Centre for Policy Research, and
     Member, National Security Council Advisory Board
18 TERRORISM AND INSURGENCY
     Chaman Lal, retired Director General of Police; currently
     Special Rapporteur, National Human Rights Commission, Dehradun
24 ORGANISED CRIME
     Neeraj Kumar, Joint Director, Special Task Force,
     Central Bureau of Investigation, GOI, Delhi
29 URBAN POLICING
     P.S. Bawa, former Director General of Police, Sikkim, Delhi
34 POLICE, PUBLIC AND PROSECUTION
     Shantonu Sen, retired Joint Director, Special IG,
     Central Bureau of Investigation, Noida
37 TRAINING FOR TRANSFORMATION
     Sankar Sen, Special Rapporteur, National Human Rights
     Commission; retired Director General of Police, was Director
     of the National Police Academy, Hyderabad
40 HANDLING COMMUNAL RIOTS
     Vibhuti Narain Rai, Inspector General,
     Border Security Force, Delhi
45 IMAGING POLICEMEN
     Timeri N. Murari, writer and film maker, Chennai
46  A REQUIEM FOR THE NPC?
     G.P. Joshi, former Director, Bureau of Police Research and
     Development; currently Programme Coordinator,
     Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Delhi
53 MIRAGE OF REFORMS
     Madhav Godhole, former Union Home Secretary,
     GOI, Pune
59 BOOKS
     Reviewed by K.S. Dhillon, Javeed Alam,
     Chandra Bhan Prasad and Nivedita Merton
68 COMMENT
     Received from Shantonu Sen and
     Bhavana Pankaj, journalist, Delhi
73 IN MEMORIAM
     P.G.K.Panikar1923-1999
74 COMMUNICATION
     Received from Lalita Ramdas et. al., Alibag
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MULTICULTURALISM. **Seminar 484. December 1999
democracy in culturally diverse societies

12 THE PROBLEM
     Posed by Gurpreet Mahajan, Associate Professor,
     Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
     Delhi
14 WHAT IS MULTICULTURALISM?
     Bhikhu Parekh, Professor of Political Theory,
     University of Hull, UK
18 PERSPECTIVES ON PLURALISM
     T.N. Madan, Emeritus Professor of Sociology. Institute of
     Economic Growth. Delhi
24 WHICH DIVERSITY?
     Kumkum Sangari, Professorial Fellow, Centre for
     Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and
     Library, Delhi
30 OF MINORITIES AND MAJORITIES
     Sarah Joseph, taught Political Science at Lady Sri Ram
     College, Delhi;  now lives in Bangalore
35 THE LOGIC OF RECOGNITION?
     Neera Chandhoke, Professor, Deportment of Political
     Science, Delhi University
40 UNDERSTANDING OTHER CULTURES
     Mrinal Miri, Professor of Philosophy, NEHU,
     Shillong; till recently, Director, Indian Institute of
     Advanced Study, Shimla
46 JUSTICE AS EVENHANDEDNESS
     Joseph H. Carens, Department of Political Science,
     University of Toronto, Canada
50 CONSTITUTIONAL PREDILECTIONS
     James Chiriyankandath, Department of Politics and
     Modern History, London Guildhall University, UK
56 RETHINKING MULTICULTURALISM
     Gurpreet Mahajan. Centre for Political Studies,
     Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
62 COMMENT
     Received from A.D. Moddie, retired Director, Levers;
     author and co-founder of the Institute of Mountain
     Environment Movement, Mumbai
66 BOOKS
     Reviewed by Aditya Nigam, Harsh Sethi, Mrinal Miri,
     T.K. Oommen, V. Krishna Ananth and Sucheta Mahajan
77 FURTHER READING
     a short and select bibliography
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