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13. 10. 2017
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RENU’s MUMBAI / रेणूजी की बम्बई

  Amrit Gangar    The title might sound as unpredictable as Renu Saluja’s ‘cuts’ in the films that she edited in her short but brilliant career in Mumbai. Renu Saluja (1952-2000) sailed across...

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02. 10. 2017
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Precarity against Heroic Virility: Ramkumar Chetankranti’s Veerta Par Vichlit

  Prasanta Chakravarty   “पावर में एक कमी थी, तन्हाई से डरती थी” ~ आर. चेतनक्रांति (There was but one lack in power, despondency terrified it) ~ R. Chetankranti   “Who will say,...

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09. 08. 2017
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In a Future April: An Excerpt

Paramita Ghosh Excerpt from: In a Future April (a novel) © Radical Notes radicalnotes@radicalnotes.com Aakar Books, 2017 ISBN 978-93-5002-510-9 *** [In a Future April is a novel about revolutions in this age— but...

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30. 07. 2017
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Creatures in Shards: Elem Klimov’s ‘Come and See’

  HUG “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, ‘Come and see.' And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name...

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18. 06. 2017
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RATI CHAKRAVYUH: DISSOLVING NOTHINGNESS INTO NOTHINGNESS, शून्य में शून्य का विसर्जन चक्र

  Amrit Gangar Finding a form, a cinematographic Mandala! सिनेमॅटोग्राफिक मंडलः स्वरूप का निजी आत्मसात और निरंतर खोज़।   All of Ashish Avikunthak’s cinematographic work seems to be held by a common thread,by...

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03. 06. 2017
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I wonder whether you can do commerce without knowing book-keeping? : HUG speaks to Amlan Dasgupta

Humanities Underground speaks to Amlan Dasgupta about work and non-work. -------------------- Prasanta Chakravarty:  What has been your sense of institutional life in India? Amlan Dasgupta: My teaching life began at RKM College, Narendrapur and...

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18. 05. 2017
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The Constellation of Singularity

  Adrita Mukherjee, Mantra Mukim and Rohan Kamble   [Review of The Deed of Words by Pothik Ghosh, New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2017. The authors are reading for the M.Phil in the Department...

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05. 05. 2017
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MOMENT, META-MOMENT AND THE MINIATURE: NAINSUKH, THE ARTIST AND AMIT DUTTA’S FILM

  Amrit Gangar _______________ [This is the pre-screening lecture-text given at the Rachana Sansad, College of Architecture, Mumbai, on 24 January 2017.]   This is a beautiful moment indeed, beautiful because it connects me...

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04. 03. 2017
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The Circle of Tyrants (selections from Caligulan)

Ernest Hilbert _________________ Siege of Fort Mifflin (Battle of Mud Island) A squadron of the vaunted British empire Fell prey to mud, to wind and vengeful fire. A ship-of-the-line ran aground and burned...

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08. 02. 2017
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Songs from 26H: humanitiesunderground speaks to Moushumi Bhowmik, On Her New Album

Songs from 26H, Home recordings of Moushumi Bhowmik--with Oliver Weeks, Satyaki Banerjee and Sukanta Majumdar releases soon. After a long hiatus of fifteen years, this is Moushumi's fourth album/audio essay. This is also...

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09. 01. 2017
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एक गुमनाम गुरुकुल—A Nondescript Gurukul

HUG takes an early (and limited) look into Anil Yadav’s book सोनम गुप्ता बेबफ़ा नहीं है—Sonam Gupta is Not Unfaithful (Antika Prakashan, 2017). _____________________     Life oozes in small doses in Anil...

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03. 01. 2017
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A Hand Stitched Piece of Tapestry

  _________________________________ [HUG speaks to Sumanta Mukhopadhyay on his recent compilation of Pranabendu Dasgupta’s major poetry in two volumes (Saptarshi Publications, Kolkata, January 2016)] ***   Prasanta: This is a signal work Sumanta. This...

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23. 12. 2016
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A Whiff and a Whistle

HUG Speaks to Monika Kumar on her poem छुट्टियों में पेड़ों को भूल जाओ (During Absences, Abandon the Trees)  ___________________________ During Absences, Abandon the Trees Up on the first floor of the building...

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11. 12. 2016
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The Counter-Romantic

[An Excerpt from The Opulence of Existence, First Edition January 2017 copyright©Prasanta Chakravarty & Three Essays Collective 2016 All rights reserved] _____________________________________________________ I’ll join with black despair against my soul, And to myself become...

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