NGOs

Imported human rights

The yawning gap between Western human rights discourse and action has overshadowed domestic histories of reform and the need for a grassroots approach to social change.

| Mar 20, 2014

Digital native

Online networks have only marginally promoted civil society activism in Southasia

| Jul 11, 2013

The making of the marginalised

Daniel Bass’ ethnographic look at Sri Lanka’s Up-country Tamils uncovers crucial histories, but underplays the role of socio-economic marginalisation in shaping their identities

| May 05, 2013

No more a cycle of the season

Do the curly oaks of Uttarkhand still store chilled water?

| Oct 01, 2009

A general critique of the Indian NGO

The activist streak is missing in today's non-governmental organisations, and so they 'serve a function' rather than challenge the system.

| Jul 12, 2005

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