31. 07. 2013

You Will Have To Swim, Mr. Marek !

Marek Kaminski During and after 1970s the Polish underground press drew on experiences of Second World War veterans of Armia Krajowa. After martial law in Poland and the government crackdown on Solidarity, the activities of underground publishing...

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23. 07. 2013


  Devi Prasad Mishra [This is a selection from the poetry series Nizamuddin that first appeared in the Hindi language blog Tadbhav-तद्भव early this year. Translated by HUG] ---------------------------------------------   (1) Mean lane and a cow a...

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18. 07. 2013

In Defense of the ‘Decadents’

Samar Sen Certain critics point out with a sneer that ‘Progress’ is a Victorian word. Perhaps they are right: the Victorian belief in progress was based upon security and a rising level of...

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14. 07. 2013

Hopeful About Hopelessness: Gyanranjan Ke Bahane

Neelabh [This is an excerpt from Gyanranjan ke Bahane, where the writer gives us a unique sense of the Hindi literary world from the 1960s till date, by way of tracing it through...

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08. 07. 2013

Robert Southey: Two Letters, Monthly Magazine

Robert Southey Letter I: Editor of the Monthly Magazine, 2 September 1796   Sir, In your Magazine for June, a Correspondent, who signs himself M.H. [1]  has defended the system of Helvetius, [2]  and asserted that “nothing can be more...

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04. 07. 2013

No Salutes To Modernity: Moushumi Bhowmik, Her Intimate Cosmos

Majhi (click here for the song) [HUG listens to singer, songwriter Moushumi Bhowmik]   Prasanta: Moushumi, it is difficult to say why I am here. Long ago I was thinking about your song Daya Karo—and...

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