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While many think that untouchability and the practice of Ghunghat are things of the past, the reality is different. A study to understand social prejudices against women and Dalits in India was published recently in the Economics and Political Weekly

How much has Indian society really changed after independence?  What are the prejudices that still exist, and who are they directed against? New research, published last week in the "Economic and Political Weekly," has a scary but not surprising answer

According to the 2016 survey, entitled,"Social Attitudes Research, India", conducted by Diane Coffey of the University of Texas at Austin and RICE, Payal Hathi and Nidhi Khourana of RICE,and Amit Thorat of the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

An article in Millennium post talks about some of the findings of our recently published paper "Explicit Prejudice" in Economic and Poiltical Weekly. The article mentions about the prejudiced attitudes related to women working outside, when women get to eat,

This news piece published in Aaj Tak highlights some of the findings from a recently published article in Economic and Political Weekly, “Explicit Prejudice—Evidence from a New Survey” by Diane Coffey, Payal Hathi, Nidhi Khurana and Amit Thorat. A summary

This article highlights some of the data discussed in, "Explicit Prejudice--Evidence From a New Survey, by Diane Coffey, Payal Hathi, Nidhi Khurana and Amit Thorat in the 06 Jan, 2018 issue of Economic and Political Weekly. A 2016 survey by

Aadhaar-based biometric authentication was made mandatory for obtaining rations under the Public Distribution System in Ranchi district in Jharkhand in August 2016.  In this article, Nazar Khalid demonstrates that even a year later, a significant fraction of cardholders is still

Patriarchal attitudes in India limiting women's work hurt both the economy and society.   In this article, author Payal Hathi looks at the reasons for low women's participation in the Indian labour force and proposes workable steps that can be taken

The ‘Million Death Study’ shows that the death rate of under-five children in India dropped from about 90 per 1,000 to about 47 during 2000-2015. However, improvements in death rates in the first month of life have been slow, and

This review by Abhay Rao of "Where India Goes:  Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste" by Diane Coffey and Dean Spears highlights their examination of the role of caste identities and notions of ritual purity in explaining

In this discussion of the new book, "Where India Goes:  Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste," by r.i.c.e. co-founders, Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, the author of the article, Awanish Kumar calls the book "a path breaking

Writing about how caste system-based medieval notions of purity and cleanliness are impeding progress toward eliminating the practice of open defecation in rural India, author Rahul Jacob observes that the likelihood of the average Indian falling sick due to unsafe

In this article, r.i.c.e. reseacher Nikhil Srivastav asserts that independent studies on the Swachh Bharat Mission don't confirm government claims of the success of its efforts to make India open defecation free.   He cites flaws in the structure of government

In this review of 'Where India Goes:  Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste, author Sudhirendar Sharma states, "A well-researched book points out that Swachh Bharat will remain a work in progress until the cultural sociology of open

In India, early initiation of breastfeeding and the practice of nourishing babies exclusively by breastfeeding for the first 6 months are growing.  Given the poor health condition of mothers, however,  breastfed children can be poorly nourished.  Author Rukmini S cites

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