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When Scholars Come to Town: 19th UP Political Science Association Convention at Agra

Event: Almost 100 scholars and intellectuals- including professors, doctors and research scholars, 3 days and more than 216 technical sessions make up the 19th edition of the Uttar Pradesh Political Science Association's National Convention and National Seminar being hosted from 4th to 6th December 2015 at Agra College, Agra. The theme of the convention is "Rising India: Domestic and External Opportunities and Challenges". Dr. Arunoday Bajpai informs Opinion तंदूर that the keynote speaker will be Professor Chintamani Mahapatra from Jawaharlal Nehru University. The convention will feature a wide range of discussions in English and Hindi both languages, making it a truly interdisciplinary event, exploring the theme of "Rising India" from all possible vantage points such as Politics, International Relations, Human Rights and Literature among other.

More details of the technical sessions, papers being presented and presenters, schedules and venues can be accessed t…

आलोचना और पूर्वाग्रह

साहित्य और समाज: ‘हिन्दी के चर्चित उपन्यासकार’ मिश्र की उपन्यासों और उपन्यासकारों की आलोचना का एक ही पुस्तक में समेटने का बृहद प्रयास है। परन्तु इसमें उनकी पूर्वाग्रहग्रस्त सोच अनेक जगह दृष्टिगत होती है। इस लेख में इन्हीं कुछ लक्षणों को इंगित करने का प्रयास किया गया है। 

(लेखिका परिचय- अमिता चतुर्वेदी ने हिन्दी साहित्य में एम. फिल. की उपाधि प्राप्त की है। वह 'अपना परिचय ' नामक ब्लॉग पर लिखती हैं। 

Political Reservations Help Level the Field, Show UP Panchayat Polls-2015

Opinion तंदूर  Exclusive: This exclusive analysis of around 14000 candidates who contested the first phase of Uttar Pradesh Zila Panchayat elections 2015, reveals candidate profiles based on their quota categories across reserved and unreserved seats and based on the outcomes presents an argument for how political reservations continue to remain relevant in empowering disadvantaged sections of society. It also briefly looks at the debate on the Women's Reservation Bill in light of the facts which have emerged in the analysis.

The Age of 'The Red Dress Press': An Ode to Blogging

Three Years of Opinion तंदूर: This little post is an ode to the medium of blogging but as you know I love allegories and analogies, so I chose the long running animated TV series The Simpsons to say my piece.