The Link Between Social Organizations, Social Capital and Agricultural Development

The Link Between Social Organizations, Social Capital and Agricultural Development

Agricultural growers across the world in general are price-takers rather than price-makers. It is the chain of intermediaries rather than agriculturalist which control the marketing in agriculture, broadly speaking. Consequently, the growers must be guaranteed a remunerative price which is very important for their growth and progress and can be given to them by offering […]

On Sheikh ul-Alam(RA) and His Philosophy

On Sheikh ul-Alam(RA) and His Philosophy

Kashmir has a history of and is defined by Sufism. The patron Sufi saint of Kashmir is Nund Rishi, also known as Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali, Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani, and widely known as Sheikh ul-Alam. He was the 14th-century Sufi saint who, through his poetry spoke about the connection between man and God, conservation of the […]

On Machiavelli and Machiavellian Politics

On Machiavelli and Machiavellian Politics

The period of the West’s Renaissance marked the glory of Machiavellian political thought. Machiavelli was an Italian ambassador, political figure, philosopher, historian, humanist, writer, dramatist and poet par excellence of this enlightened period (Lahtinen, 2009). His western political thought is extensively used as a pessimistic and cynical term to portray crooked statesmen of the kind […]

Nature and Dynamics of Gender Identity(ies)

Nature and Dynamics of Gender Identity(ies)

In contemporary times, gender difference and gender identities are no longer a subject of facet which is encompassed in the macro socio-economic problems of the country; rather they have gained momentum in the international arena and have assumed international dimensions because through the process of globalization the peoples of the world are incorporated into a […]

The Manifold Importance of the Walnut Sector to the Economy

The Manifold Importance of the Walnut Sector to the Economy

In Jammu and Kashmir, agriculture particularly the horticulture sector is the key sector for employment and income generation because large-scale industrialization is not ecologically desirable and the infrastructure is too poor to attract industries. Therefore, the horticulture sector continues to remain the important sector for socio-economic development of the people. With serious constraints on area […]

The Other Side of Aristotle

The Other Side of Aristotle

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, theorist, scientist and researcher par excellence. Plato was his teacher and along with his teacher Plato, he is by and large , considered as one of the most influential ancient philosophers in a number of logical, metaphysical and philosophical arenas, together with political theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1998). Aristotle’s […]

On the Linkages between Globalization and Higher Education

Education is not a matter of guessing the highest levels of knowledge attained by humankind, at a given point of time , but an unbroken chain of activity that generates new knowledge to sustain life across sequential and spatial stumbling blocks (Soundararaj, 2004). The attainment of knowledge and the skill development for its solicitation and […]

Understanding Stratification, Division of Labor and Specialization

Understanding Stratification, Division of Labor and Specialization

Social structure is the decorative social arrangements in society which springs and gets influenced by the activities and behavior of individuals. It comprises those cultural or ethnic arrangements that describe the expectations and outlooks of agents hold about each other’s activities and that establish their long-term associations with each other. And, it is a matrix […]

An Ode to Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

Amartya Sen is an economist cum philosopher. He is labeled as one of the greatest Bengali by the BBC’s poll of the greatest Bengali of all time (The Daily Star, 2004) and was awarded the Noble Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for having long-drawn-out the arena of welfare economics, which hunts for the […]