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COVER STORY

22-08-1997

The First fifty years

Kabir Street

I had planned a sequel to The World of Nagaraj in twenty chapters, but it would not progress that way, following a course unanticipated ...

Milestone

Milestone Other
Swami and Friends Frontline - Editor, Frontline R.K. NARAYAN I AM obsessed with the expression ' Syndrome'. 'Syndrome' ...

Companion of fifty years

R. K. LAXMAN A GLOOMY forecast about the increase in the cost of living, an additional tax burden, terrorism, endless scams, ...

A letter to my friend Michael Foot

DEAR Michael Foot, Greetings! You might recall that you asked me, during your last visit to India for a seminar, what I ...

India and world literature

On the map of world literature, India has been undersized for too long; that age of obscurity is coming to an end. I ONCE gave a ...

Music then and now

There will always be a group of committed listeners and performers who will refuse to compromise on traditional values. SONGS ...

A treasure of India's heritage

Princely patronage has gone, but varied forms of public and private support have encouraged and promoted Indian classical music.

What can we do with a slum?

A great deal. We can "recycle" it; that is to say, we can build at the same site low-cost structures that accommodate an equal number of ...

Progress against cancer

V. SHANTA Other
There have been significant gains in cancer treatment; at the same time, no effort should be spared to provide state-of-the-art treatment to ...

Evaluating popular cinema

Other
SUNIL DUTT says that the idealism of the early post-Independence films is a thing of the past, reflecting the social reality that today the ...

Cinema with a purpose

Although India is the largest producer of films in the world, quality films represent a minuscule minority of the films produced.

About This Special Issue

Other
THIS Special Issue of Frontline is not meant to add to any hype or sentimentalisation about what fifty years of Independence signify in the ...

Political India over fifty years

N. RAM Other
India in the golden jubilee year of its independence is passing through a time of painful transition. INDIA is one of the most ...

India in a changing world

Other
I.K. GUJRAL says that we have succeeded in correlating foreign policy to post-Cold War realities. THE PRINCIPLE OF NON-RECIPROCITY: In ...

A vision for India

The leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha writes that the Congress remains the only party with a national vision and country-wide ...

The Opposition and the Left

The first Left-led government in an Indian State, the Communist Government elected to power in 1957 in Kerala, was also the first to show the ...

Growth and sustainability

Agricultural advance occupies pride of place among the achievements of independent India. THE economist Joan Robinson once ...

Creating Indian MNCs

India must take its rightful place among the economic powers of the world. BEFORE 1991, India by and large followed the policy of ...

A force to contend with

RATAN TATA Other
We have enormously improved our capability to be self-sufficient despite the fact that our population has been increasing at a very high rate.

A paradigm shift

Other
In this interview, ROMILA THAPAR says that the focus of research on early Indian history is now on locating distinctive social forms and on ...

History and interpretation

As the direct compulsions of debate with British imperialism receded, there was a greater readiness to study the factors of change and ...

Gandhi's legacy

For fifty years we have enshrined him. We must now enfranchise him again. IS there such a thing as Gandhi's legacy? There ...

The pangs of change

Indian democracy is a secular miracle of the modern world, but the quality of our democracy is poor. AFTER he ceased to be ...

Cultures in conflict

Every nation has at any given time not one culture but several, and not only as unity in diversity but also as unity of opposites.

An artist and a movement

Any great change in a nation's civilisation begins in the field of culture. The water colours reproduced here were painted by M.F.

Kabir Street

I had planned a sequel to The World of Nagaraj in twenty chapters, but it would not progress that way, following a course unanticipated ...

Milestone

Milestone Other
Swami and Friends Frontline - Editor, Frontline R.K. NARAYAN I AM obsessed with the expression ' Syndrome'. 'Syndrome' ...

Companion of fifty years

R. K. LAXMAN A GLOOMY forecast about the increase in the cost of living, an additional tax burden, terrorism, endless scams, ...

A letter to my friend Michael Foot

DEAR Michael Foot, Greetings! You might recall that you asked me, during your last visit to India for a seminar, what I ...

India and world literature

On the map of world literature, India has been undersized for too long; that age of obscurity is coming to an end. I ONCE gave a ...

Music then and now

There will always be a group of committed listeners and performers who will refuse to compromise on traditional values. SONGS ...

A treasure of India's heritage

Princely patronage has gone, but varied forms of public and private support have encouraged and promoted Indian classical music.