Monthly Archives: October 2017

Development as freedom and connection

By Clare Murphy-McGreevey Amartya Sen said that development is the ‘removal of various types of unfreedoms that leave people with little choice and little opportunity of exercising their reasoned agency’ (2001, xii).[1] My recent experience in the adivasi villages of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Diwali: behind the firecrackers and temples

By Krishnavatar Sharma, with Clare Murphy-McGreevey and Nivedita Jayaram As the nation prepares to celebrate Diwali, Aajeevika Bureau reflects on the plight of the unorganised workers behind this festival. A vast labour force produces the stone of Hindu temples, firecrackers, … Continue reading

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