Dance of the Nations: Old Problems and New Realities

From the history of the Peloponnesian War in the 5th century BC to the war between Russia and Ukraine, the world has come a long way. But the war has never left humanity or rather we should say humanity never left the wars. Tribes fought among themselves in ancient times, Kingdoms and Empires in the medieval age and so did the Westphalian states born on the principles of sovereignty, territory, population, and government. The nations are fighting among themselves and the world has not learned its lessons after fighting the tragic world wars in the twentieth century. The paper ‘Dance of the Nations’ is an attempt to analyze the enduring questions of war and peace and how can these these wars be stopped or at least their magnitude be reduced. The nations dancing on war tunes forget that there is a real threat of an apocalypse since the weapons and scale of the war have risen to a magnitude where we would need thousands of earths to settle the scores. But sadly, we got only one. The paper will also mull over how India can strike a slightly different chord in the era of new bipolarity (rivalry between the USA and China) where ‘nations are dancing to the tunes of these powers’ leading to a peaceful globe. 

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Women’s Groups and Political Participation: The Role of Jeevika in Local Governance Participation

Existing studies highlight the importance of resources, bargaining power, household autonomy, and gender-biased norms in women’s political participation. However, it is found through the study that these women remain mere token figures as the male members of the household contest elections and wield decision-making power in the PRIs. This study examines the women’s groups formed under Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project (or Jeevika), a community-driven poverty reduction program to improve women’s political participation

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SA-A Detailed Study on Financial Inclusion of The Gond Tribes in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu

A Detailed Study On Financial Inclusion of the Gond Tribes in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu

Financial inclusion is a critical component of inclusive growth. It is a much-needed intervention for managing financial vulnerabilities, increasing economic resilience by accelerating growth and reducing poverty. Scheduled tribes are the poorest people in India, with 63.68% of Scheduled Tribe households being financially excluded. This study analyses the level of financial inclusion among tribal households in Gondinagar in terms of financial service usage and access, as well as financial awareness. People who live in Gondinagar are members of the Gond community, which is classified as a Scheduled Tribe (ST) and is located in the semi-urban area of the Coimbatore district.

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