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Night by Elie Wiesel – Book Review

Elie Wiesel’s Night is a personal account of the Holocaust. It narrates the experiences of a  schoolboy in the camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. It is a poignant account of the cruelties imposed on man by man. Elie Wiesel was a schoolboy who was born in Sighet and spent his […]

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Criminal Conspiracy

According to criminal law, an act of criminal conspiracy is said to to be committed when two or more people come together to form an agreement between them to carry out a criminal activity in foreseeable future. In some countries across the world, the act of criminal conspiracy is completed […]

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Hindu Succession Act

The Hindu Succession Act, 1956 is an act that codifies the laws relating to intestate succession. It is applicable to all people who are are Hindus, and also includes Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists and Sikhs. The Hindu Succession Act continues with the dual mode of devolution of property under the Mitakshara. […]

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On Research: Practical Issues of Social Research

A properly planned research is necessary to collect data and analyse it. Framing a proper research plan does not always guarantee its smooth execution in practice. When it comes to social research, the practicalities of doing a research is different from the textual model. It is not possible to always […]

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On Warren Hastings and His Reforms

The  East India company, in 1765, acquired the diwani rights of three provinces by signing an agreement with the Emperor. These provinces were Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. These provinces were wealthy provinces. Warren Hastings was appointed as the governor general of Bengal. The dual system of government was a failure […]

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On Productivity and It’s Determinants

Productivity refers to the ratio between the volume of output and volume of inputs. Inputs here refer to factors of production like land, labor, capital etc. According to definitions, productivity is the residual output that is not explained by the direct contribution of input resources. It refers to goods and […]

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FARMER SUICIDES

Farmer suicide is the intentional taking of one’s life by a person who relies on farming to earn a living. Farmer suicide is a serious issue in many states. Surveys reveal that suicide rate in farming is forty seven percent higher than any other profession. Farming was once considered a […]

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On Easements and Essentials of a Valid Easement

The Indian Easements Act, 1882 defines the concept of easement under section 4. According to Section 4 of the Indian Easements Act, 1882, easement is a right of the owner or occupier of the land that enables the person to enjoy the land. The section 4 of the Easements At, […]

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Environmental Sociology: The Perspectives of Madhav Gadgil

Introduction  The aggregate of all animate beings and inanimate objects surrounding a living organism is defined as environment. The environment of a being is an important factor in its growth and development. Throughout history, all human societies have been dependent on the ecosystem for fulfilling their needs and wants. The […]

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Ordinance Making Power of the President

One of the important provisions in the Constitution of India is regarding the ordinance making power of the executive. The nature of the Indian Constitution can be called exhaustive citing the example of the above provision. The President is the Head of the State acting on the advice of the […]

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ON SOCIAL RESEARCH

The Nature of Social Research  Research means a reliable systematic approach that is approved by a community of social researchers, to extend our knowledge of the outside world. It aims to create new ideas and understandings.The fact that social research involves people at both ends is what differentiates it from […]

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