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01. 04. 2020
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Catastrophe: Corpse of a Tree

Rana Roy   Our world is going through a crisis, caused by power and the will to overpower. Power to overpower nature works in tandem with the wish to overpower humans and creatures...

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08. 03. 2020
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Brief History of Spitting: An Indian Account

  Arijeet Mandal             The first reaction after receiving a small cut or bruise in humans is to put it inside the mouth. If the bruise is in some other part of the...

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06. 02. 2020
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The Accelerated Grimace and the Ground for our Beseeching

It is an unanticipated coincidence that the collected works of Parthapratim Kanjilal, a major poet writing in Bangla for the past half a century, has been published just as George Steiner has breathed...

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18. 12. 2019
Letter to a Student

Letter to a Student

Dear Iqra, I have seen you in classes and in the Arts Faculty corridors. Yesterday I read your helpless and yet immensely brave note after being attacked on the North Campus of Delhi...

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01. 09. 2019
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The Canon and the Syllabus

  Life is short and there are many books to encounter. How does one underline the ones that are worthwhile? More importantly, how do whole societies and traditions take up certain readings as...

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09. 05. 2019
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Jaaware’s Destitute

Prasanta Chakravarty In his book Practicing Caste, on Touching and Not Touching Aniket Jaaware takes caste as an instance in order to transport us elsewhere.We are not yet born, he says. So, he...

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07. 04. 2019
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The Aesthetics of the Festival

  We celebrate festivals. Actually we celebrate the experience and mood of a festival. Celebrating itself is an art, a primitive and joyous form. Besides, festivals are where we gather as a community—real...

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26. 01. 2019
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A Realist Metaphysical Turn in ‘Roma’

Siddhant Mohan   It was one drunk night of November. I came back from Ayodhya and had finished a piece of reporting over the upcoming radical set up in Ayodhya which would demand...

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13. 12. 2018
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Poetry Written By The Javelin

   Prasanta Chakravarty ________ What the poet produces is akin to the javelin thrower’s act—a bit of the soil from the entrails of the earth, which hides concealed spots of blood. Ephemera it...

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30. 06. 2018
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Inside and Outside of Time (अधूरी बातें )

Adhoori Baten  (Click for the Full Essay in Hindi).   HUG talks to Shubha, with reference to her reflective essay अधूरी बातें, on Time and Memory. _______________ HUG: Though your reflections in this...

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13. 05. 2018
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সাহিত্যমূল্যে তোরাহ্ /The Torah as Literature

'স্বরান্তর' পত্রিকা, তাদের নববর্ষ সংখ্যায়, জানতে চায় কোন বই পড়ে এখনো বিমূন্ধ বা বিস্মিত হই. আমার নিজের একান্ত ভাবনাই বা কি সে বই সম্বন্ধে. কেন পাঠক নতুন করে সেই বইয়ের প্রতি মনোযোগী হবেন . এসব ...

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20. 04. 2018
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Hayden White’s Interpretive History

    Aniruddha Chowdhury   [Aniruddha Chowdhury received his PhD from the Graduate Program of Social and Political Thought at York University.  He is the author of Post-deconstructive Subjectivity and History: Phenomenology, Critical Theory, and...

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09. 04. 2018
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The Feel of Not to Feel It (Classics of Literary Criticism Revisited III)

  Susan Stewart, The Poet’s Freedom: A Notebook on Making [Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011]   “to compose is the verb applied to the making of poem”   Along some seashore, sometime,...

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28. 03. 2018
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The Vibration of the Perishable Minute (Classics of Literary Criticism Revisited II)

  Jean Starobinski: Enchantment: The Seductress in Opera. [New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.]   One can imagine a certain immobile time, a time of eternal present.In such a time there are no...

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