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Impact of Urdu Language on Local Dialects of Bihar: Social Implications

Impact of Urdu Language on Local Dialects of Bihar: Social Implications

The JAISS organized a national seminar on “Impact of Urdu language on local dialects of Bihar: Social implications”, at D.S. College Katihar, Bihar. The Seminar was followed by a Mushaira. Vice-Chancellor of B.N. Mandal University, Prof. Mishra inaugurated the Seminar. The Principal of B.S. College chaired the inaugural session and Prof. Ajay Patnaik delivered the welcome address. The keynote speech was given by Prof. Haidari. Prof. S.N. Malakar, who was instrumental in organizing the Seminar in Katihar, introduced to the…

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Left Renaissance: Experiences from Latin America

Left Renaissance: Experiences from Latin America

The Joshi-Adhikari Institute of Social Sciences (JAISS) was proud to host two eminent economists and political scientists, Marta Harnecker and Prof. Michael Lebowitz, on 22nd March 2014 in Delhi at Ajoy Bhawan’s S. V. Ghate Hall. They spoke on the topic ‘Left Renaissance: Experiences from Latin America’. Marta Harnecker, from Chile, studied with Louis Althusser in Paris. After returning home she was forced into exile by the coup against Salvador Allende. She went to Cuba where she lived and worked…

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Fourth World Socialist Forum Conference

Fourth World Socialist Forum Conference

The Fourth World Socialist Forum Conference was organised by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Communist Party of China in Beijing. It was. The organisers of this conference invited Dr. Jaya Mehta and Com. Anil Rajimwale to participate and present papers in the seminars. Dr. Jaya Mehta presented a paper titled “Dynamics of Capitalism under Crisis: The Indian case” and Com. Anil Rajimwale’s paper was titled as “New situation and tasks of the communist parties. To download the paper click…

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Egypt: Recent Developments and their Implications

Egypt: Recent Developments and their Implications

Dr. Qamar Agha, a known expert on West Asian issues, was invited to speak at a gathering organized by JAISS on Egypt. He outlined the historical reasons of today’s situation in Africa and Arab Countries. He discussed in detail about the links between ‘Politics of Oil, Democracy and Terrorism.’ He also emphasized upon the need to intervene in such issues of larger influence and appealed to all democratic and people centric forces to put pressure on Indian government to stop…

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A Weeklong Workshop on National and International Experiences of Cooperatives in Agriculture

A Weeklong Workshop on National and International Experiences of Cooperatives in Agriculture

JAISS organized a weeklong workshop from 18 March to 23 March 2013 on experiences of cooperatives in agriculture of various countries. Delegates from China, Cuba, Venezuela, Nepal, Tanzania, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Vietnam and India attended the workshop and made the deliberations. The key note address was given by noted economist Prof. Prabhat Patnaik. Prof. Utsa Patnaik, Shri S. P.  Shukla, Dr. Sulbha Brahme, Prof. Ajay Patnaik, Prof. Subodh Malakar, Com. Sudhakar Reddy, Com. A. B. Bardhan, Com. D. Raja,…

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Venezuelan Election and Latin American Left

Venezuelan Election and Latin American Left

JAISS organized a talk by eminent Marxist thinker and writer Prof. Aijaz Ahmad on Latin American Left with a special focus on Venezuela. This meeting was kept in the context of landslide victory of Hugo Chavez in Venezuelan Elections. Venezuela, under the leadership of Chavez and in close collaboration with Cuba, rejuvenated the struggle for Socialism in Latin America. At the same time, the capitalist world, the imperialists of our time are afraid of growing popularity of this small country…

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Meeting of the Like-minded Institutes

Meeting of the Like-minded Institutes

A meeting of the like-minded institutes was held in Delhi on 28 October 2012. The institutes which participated were Joshi-Adhikari Institute (Delhi), Kedar Das Institute (Patna), NCBH and other Institutions (Chennai), NRR Centre and CR Foundation (Andhra Pradesh) and Achyuta Menon Foundation (Kerala). The purpose of the meeting was taking the work of these institutions forward, through better co-ordination and more effective functioning. Com. Amarjeet Kaur, Prof. Ajay Patnaik. Prof. S.N. Malakar, Dr. Jaya Mehta and Shri Vineet Tiwari attended…

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Hurtling Towards Disaster: Climate Change at Durban

Hurtling Towards Disaster: Climate Change at Durban

On 2nd March 2012, Prof. Praful Bidwai delivered a talk on the topic “Hurtling towards Disaster: Climate Change at Durban.” He exposed the capitalist political agenda behind the climate change talks and he also criticized the position taken by India at Durban. Dr. Rohan D’Souza from JNU was the main discussant.  Students and intellectuals participated in the discussion. …Read More: Hindi | English

Turmoil in West Asia and North Africa and Challenges and Strength of Vietnam

Turmoil in West Asia and North Africa and Challenges and Strength of Vietnam

The entire world was looking at the incredible happenings in west Asia with a lot of curiosity. Comrade Mamdouh Habashi, who is an active politician of Socialist Party in Egypt and also a scholar of international repute, was in Delhi. He accepted our request to talk about the specificities of various countries and the emerging situation in West Asia and North Africa. He delivered a brilliant lecture. Comrade Tran dac Loi from Vietnam was also present on this occasion and…

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Studying Agrarian Crisis

Studying Agrarian Crisis

In the year 2009, Joshi-Adhikari Institute undertook a primary survey to study the production and marketing trajectories of marginal farmers across the country. The purpose was to understand the breakdown of their fragile livelihood equilibrium under the neo-liberal policy frame. Marginal farm households constitute 70% of cultivator households in the country. The study was conceived and designed under the guidance of Shri S. P. Shukla and Dr. Jaya Mehta was the Project coordinator. Financial support was provided by PEACE, Action Aid and Focus….

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