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  Live Mint, 1 May 2013
Panchayats:Hope for dalit rights

The Hindu, 25 April 2013
Visa power that gives no credit to civil society

Hindustan Times, 24 April 2013
They're at home as leaders

The Times of India, 15 April 2013
Panchayati Raj or Collector Raj?

The Hindu, 1 May 2012
One Step at a Time: Women panchayat leaders spearheading novel campaigns tell their tales…

Jansatta, 26 April, 2012
Panchayats Should Emphasis on Health and Education: Deo.

Rajasthan Patrika, 26 April 2012
Panchayats Have Important Role to Play: Kishore Chandra Deo.

Rajasthan Patrika, 30 March 2012
Efforts Are Being Made to Empower Panchayats: Kishore Chandra Deo.

Net News, 28 March 2012
IT Making Panchayats Transparent: Minister.

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Women’s Political Empowerment Day Celebrations, 24- 25 April, 2015
Ms. Maria Leissner's Visit to the Institute of Social Sciences
Strengthening Democracy in Asia - Report
Lecture by Ms Ela Gandhi at Institute of Social Sciences
Report of the lecture by Dr. Jean Dreze
Knowledge Exchange on Decentralisation and Local Governance Strengthening Programmes
Sixth BRICS Summit: Report
Empowerment of Women in Panchayats: The Road Ahead, 28-29 September 2013
Democracy Lecture Series- Inaugural Lecture by Aruna Roy, 17 September 2013
Deepening Democracy through Local Governance, 8-9 April 2013
Celebrating 20th Anniversary of 73rd Constitution Amendment Report
Yemeni Delegation Study Program to India, May 4–9, 2014
Remembering Dr. Manu Kulkarni
21st Women’s Political Empowerment Day Celebrations
Institute of Social Sciences 2013 Highlights
President Receives first copy of publication on Status of Panchayati Raj
Thirteenth D.T. Lakdawala Memorial Lecture
Removing Educational Deprivations: Buddhadeb Ghosh
Twentieth Women’s Political Empowerment Day Celebrations, 22-23 April 2013
Dr. Madeleine Albright’s Visit to the Institute of Social Sciences, 25 June 2012
New Publications
India Brazil South Africa: local Governance Forum (IBSA LGF) by 8-9 April 2013, 2013. Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, pp. 8. Paperback. Free [CPS-039]
Twentieth Women’s Political Empowerment Day Celebration (Theme: “Panchayats, Rights and Survival of the Girl Child”) by 22-23 April 2013, 2013. ISS/ NMEW/ UNICEF/ ACTIONAID/ IRRAD, New Delhi, pp. 12. Paperback. Free [CPS-035]
Conference on Empowerment of Women in Panchayats: The Road Ahead, Srinagar by 28- 29 September 2013, 2013. ISS/ UNDP/PLANNIG COMMISSION/ UNIVERSITY OF KASHMIR, pp. 12. Paperback. Free [CPS-038]
Status of Panchayati Raj in the States and Union Territories of India 2013 by (ed.) George Mathew, 2013. Concept Publishing Company for Institute of Social Sciences, pp. 737. Hardbound. Rs. 3000/- [BPR-019].
Panchayat Elections in West Bengal 2013 by by Buddhadeb Ghosh, 2013. Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, pp. 69. Paperback. Rs. 200/- [BPR-020].
Asia’s Rise or Fall: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century by by Jose Ramos-Horta 2013. Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, pp38. Paperback. Ra. 100/- [LS-013].
The Village Community as Site of Development: A Field View Versus a Utopian View by Anand Chakravari 2014. Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, pp40. Paperback. Ra. 100/- [OP-038].
Dignity Through Democracy and Human Rights by Roland Rich, 2012
Fifty Years of Development Thinking by Lord Meghnad Desai, 2012
Nineteenth Women’s Political Empowerment Day Celebrations (Theme: Panchayats, Women and Health For All), 2012
Appropriate Development: People First by Kamal Nayan Kabra, 2012
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