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18. 10. 2016

I Put Aside The Inspection Of My Great Talent

  Devi Prasad Mishra   ___________________ POEMS ARE PARAMOUNT   Poetry is possible only in the mother tongue so said a poet One should stick to one’s tongue then lest one forget it...

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14. 10. 2016

95 Theses

  Charles Bernstein ___________________ I am retiring in 2019, so take this as something of a swan song, or, anyway, duck soup. I leave the remainder of the theses to be filled in...

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04. 10. 2016

Great Literature Cannot Reach Half-Humans

  HUG interviews Anil Kumar Yadav _____________________________ HUG: What do you do?   Anil:  Mostly I live in the subconscious, or in semi consciousness, shall we say. Something silently keeps on happening in...

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24. 09. 2016

Set Your Inner Deities and Demons Free

  Shobhan Som interviews Ramkinkar Baij [Translation: HUG]   Shobhan: Kinkarda—how does one learn painting and artistry?   Ramkinkar: First, you must learn how to observe. Your eyes and mind must be open...

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03. 09. 2016

There was a fine struggle for the beads! : Franz Boas, His Journals

Among the Innuit of Baffin Island 1883 In the summer of 1883 Franz Boas travelled from Germany to Cumberland Sound, Baffin Island, aboard the sailing vessel Germania whose main objective was to evacuate the personnel...

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22. 08. 2016

The Matter of History: Himalayan Mountaineering, its Archives & some Inexcusable Gaps

  Amrita Dhar _______________   The Flour and the Porters One summer morning a few years ago I was walking hurriedly across a stretch of Hyde Park in London. I was returning to...

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07. 08. 2016

Malayaj, A Letter: The Poet of Habit & the Poet of Collision

Malayaj:  A  Letter _______________ 2-4-1971   To: Sri Rameshchandra Shah 3/2, Professor’s Colony Vidha Vihar Bhopal 462002     Dear Ramesh Bhai, Your letter has arrived “hale and hearty”. I am sending another...

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16. 07. 2016

In This Mind I Stay, In that Mind I Keep

Jahir Hasan ______________ ash anyone, ash? ___________ that-house, I take a picture then I enter it. its resident beast emerges. i set ablaze the house. in that burning pyre I drop the picture...

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06. 07. 2016

Goatfooted, Fatcheeked: Goethe’s Venetian Epigrams

  Tight little alleyway – no room to squeeze between its walls – a young girl blocks my way, my rambles around Venice knocks me off my feet, the place, the come-on to...

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01. 07. 2016

The Language of Flowers

Michael Taussig ________________ Asked on a radio interview a couple of years back why he drew animals and not people, the great cartoonist Chuck Jones of Bugs Bunny and Road Runner fame replied:...

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20. 06. 2016
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    Debraj  Dasgupta ___________________   Please, no more snippets of memories. Please, we don't want to hear anymore about portrayals. Allow us a respite from the very refinements of "hearing". ------------ The...

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04. 06. 2016

Restlessness, Structural Degeneration and Dialogic Possibilities in Contemporary Hindi Poetry: Asad Zaidi, Manmohan and Shubha

HumanitiesUnderground had, in March of 2016, initiated a discussion on contemporary Hindi poetry in Benaras, with a group of poets who are composing and thinking right now about the intricacies of the poetic...

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27. 05. 2016

Transformation, Like Salt: The Artistry of Mahesh Verma

    Mahesh Verma __________________   A consummate artist is a rare creature. And if such a sense of art is able to amalgamate fever and vehemence with restraint and formal experimentation, then...

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22. 05. 2016
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I Believe In The Good Fairy Of Your Native Land: Correspondences between Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

__________________________ There developed a curious and lasting friendship between two supremely talented people: Gabriela Mistral/ Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (1889-1957) of Chile and Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979) of Argentina. It would be difficult to imagine...

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