Category Archives: Social issues

Impressions of an Indian woman in China; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0071/2016 Courtesy: Institute of Chinese Studies Blog  Asma Masood, Research Officer, Chennai Centre for China Studies, was part of an all India think tank delegation to visit China from 21-29 April 2016. “Don’t worry,” an Indian lady friend from Shanghai advised before my China visit. “This is Ram Rajya. You will be safe.” These words were reassuring, but I felt a smidgen of doubt. After all, living in… Read Article →

Book Review: The Other Tamils of Sri Lanka; By Prof. V. Suryanarayan

CAS article no. 0047/2016 Courtesy: The Book Review, VOLUME XL NUMBER 3 March 2016 Kumari Jayawardena and Rachel Kurian, Class, Patriarchy and Ethnicity on Sri Lankan Plantations: Two Centuries of Power and Protest (Orient Black Swan, Hyderabad, 2015), Price not mentioned.  The book traces two centuries old history of plantations in Sri Lanka from its inception in the early 19th century to the present. In so doing the book highlights the complex… Read Article →