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The Research Unit for Political Economy (R.U.P.E.) is concerned with analysing, at the theoretical and empirical levels, various aspects of the economic life of India and its institutions.

It aims to compile, analyse, and present information and statistics so as to enable people to understand the actual mechanics of their every day economic life. And, in this, it aims to take the assistance and insights of people engaged in every sphere of productive work and society.

The R.U.P.E publishes Aspects of India’s Economy, a journal which aims to explain day-to-day issues of India’s economic life in terms that can easily be understood, and to link them with the nature of the country’s political economy. Aspects has no fixed periodicity, but about three issues appear a year. Subscriptions are thus for a particular number of issues, not months/years.

The R.U.P.E. also publishes the
RUPE BLOG, which is updated more frequently.

Copyright & Reproduction

Aspects of India’s Economy is edited and published by Rajani X. Desai on behalf of R.U.P.E. All material © copyright 2015 by R.U.P.E.

We wish to promote appropriate use of these materials by non-profit groups and individuals. To request permission for reproduction, reprinting, or translating these materials, please contact us via:

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The subscription for four issues is Rs 120/- for India, $12 US for those abroad. Subscriptions are accepted for up to 8 issues at a time.

Aspects no.s 59 & 60 (special double issue) is priced at Rs 50. For the price of individual back issues, please contact us at [email protected].

Those who wish to purchase copies, or to subscribe, may make bank transfers to the following bank account:

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Payment may also be made by Money Order, Demand Draft or Cheque payable at par in Mumbai in the name of:

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In case you remit funds by any of these means, we request you to send an email to us at [email protected] providing us the details, so that we can follow up with the post office/courier agency.

Other R.U.P.E Publications


Crisis and Predation: India, Covid-19 and Global Finance

by R.U.P.E. pp. 214. Published in the USA by Monthly Review Press and in India by Three Essays Collective. Copies available with R.U.P.E. for Rs 150.

Punjabi translation (Rs 200) available from Surkh Leeh Publications, Naki Wali Pahi, PUDA Colony, Gandhi Nagar, Rampura Phul, Dt. Bhatinda, Punjab 151001.

Tamil translation by Praveen Raj B., pp. 354, price Rs 350. For copies contact: Chinthan Books, 327/1 Dewan Sahib Garden, T.T.K.Road, Royapettah, Chennai-600014. Mobile: 94451 23164


India’s Working Class and Its Prospects: Studies, Reports, Notes

edited by R.U.P.E. Rs 150.

with articles by Tathagatha Sengupta, G. Vijay, Manali Chakrabarti, Rahul Varman, Archana Aggarwal, Alok Laddha, T. Venkat, Sudha Bharadwaj, R.U.P.E., and others.

Tamil translation published by Alaigal Veliyeetagam, 5/1A, Natesan Nagar 2nd St,
Ramapuram, Chennai 600089 Mobile: 9841775112. Email: [email protected]


The Himalayan Adventure: India-China War of 1962 – Causes and Consequences

by Suniti Kumar Ghosh. Rs 25.
Tamil translation by Puthiya Jananayagam, c/o Shop no. 110, 2nd floor, Corporation Shopping Complex, 63, N.S.K. Salai, Kodambakkam, Chennai 600024.


Development Planning in India: Lumpendevelopment and Imperialism

by Suniti Kumar Ghosh, Rs 35.

Hindi translation (Rs 35, paperback) by Iqram Ajmeri, published by “Friends of Aspects, Rajasthan”. Copies available with R.U.P.E.


Women and Globalisation & Controversies on the Women’s Question

A collection of papers, Rs 25.

For a Hindi translation, CLICK HERE.


The Indian Constitution and Its Review

by Suniti Kumar Ghosh. Rs 35.