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बढ़ते शहरीकरण के प्रभाव में ग्रामीण भारत में बढ़ता हुआ मोटापा

राष्ट्रीय परिवार स्वास्थ्य सर्वेक्षण (एनएफएचएस) 2015-16 के आंकड़ों के अनुसार भारत की लगभग 20% जनसंख्‍या मोटापे से ग्रस्त है। यह लेख बताता है कि देश में मोटापे की प्रवृत्ति ने इसके स्वाभाविक आर्थिक परिव...

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How wide is the ‘sink of localism’ in India?

While spatial segregation based on caste or religion is a constitutive feature of social life in India, there have been very few systematic studies of it. This article presents central findings from t...

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Rising obesity in rural India, under the growing urban shadow

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2015-16, nearly 20% of India’s population is obese. This article shows that the country’s obesity trends have followed the nature of its econ...

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Diversity and public goods: Why the geographical unit of analysis matters

Research has shown that regions with higher caste diversity have lower share of villages with essential public goods. This article challenges this finding and shows that empirical models estimated at ...

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A permanent cordon-sanitaire: Dalits and Muslims in urban India

Near-perfect segregation and hierarchical ordering of residential space, based on caste or religious identity, is a well-known feature of rural India. Studies have also documented the persistence of s...

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Residential segregation in urban India and persistence of caste

B.R. Ambedkar had exhorted lower-caste people to move towards cities to defy localism and benefit from the virtues of cosmopolitanism that urbanisation might provide. Using 2011 enumeration block-leve...

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