Enclosed herein are some of my articles published earlier at different points of time, in different Journals. These cover variegated themes. The topics covered range from the condition of women agricultural labourers in India to local governance (Mandal system) in one province of India, to hermeneutics in the contemporary world, to modernity and democracy in India. The articles reflect some of my theoretical and empirical concerns over the years. These have evolved over time and bear the birth marks of the time in which they were written. I have grouped these under the title ‘Politics, Governance and Philosophy’ because, these words exactly reflect my academic concerns over time. These articles are not only products of their time, they also speak to our times. They speak to the crisis in our times: the crisis in politics, governance and philosophy.