01. 09. 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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17. 03. 2018

All Flesh is Grass (Classics of Literary Criticism Revisited)

Classics of Literary Criticism Revisited   All Flesh is Grass Harold Bloom: The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of King James Bible [New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011]...

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13. 10. 2017

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

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

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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