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Prof. Anand Swamy remembers Prof. Ashok Kotwal

Prof. Anand V. Swamy writes a heartfelt account of how Prof. Ashok Kotwal came to influence him.

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भारतीय कानून कितना औपनिवेशिक है?

भारत में औपनिवेशिक शासन और इसकी कार्यप्रणालियों से संबंधित आलोचनाओं के चलते कई प्रसंगों में इसके साथ कानून जोड़े गए हैं, ताकि औपनिवेशिक विरासत की दासत्वपूर्ण परंपरा में परिवर्तन लाया जा सके। इस लेख में...

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How colonial is Indian law?

Critiques of the colonial rule in India and its legacy have been extended to law – with many allusions to the need to shake off the yoke of the colonial legacy. In this post, Roy and Swamy unpack th...

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Regulating land markets: The colonial inheritance

State intervention in markets is usually thought of as a post-independence phenomenon. However, this column demonstrates that extensive State intervention in land and credit transactions can be traced...

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Colonial Origins of Restrictions on Land Transfer in India

Lack of access to credit is often argued to be an important determinant of poverty. This lack is often traced back to the poor not having collateral. This absence of collateral in turn has been linked...

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Microfinance and predatory lending: The same old story?

Once hailed as a near-miraculous way of lending money to the poor, microfinance is now often seen as exploitation – and governments are stepping in. This column looks at another point in India’s h...

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