09. 03. 2016
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Jo Hona Tha Hona Tha, Jo Nahin Hona Tha Hona Tha: Poetry in Turbulent Times, HUG with 5 Poets in Varanasi

Poetry in Turbulent Times. HUG in Varanasi, with Ashtabhuja Shukla, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Vyomesh Shukla,  Avinash Mishra and Siddhant Mohan. ___________________   On the sidelines of the Hindi Yuva Kavi Sangam, 2016, held at Benaras...

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16. 02. 2016
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BHU: Pragmatism, Placation and Panic

  Siddhant Mohan _____________________ Those who are oblivious or unperturbed about the sedition and felony charges brought against some students of Jawaharlal Nehru University are living in a better world.  Important as it...

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28. 08. 2015
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Nostalgia For The Light: The FTII Fiasco And A Cinema That Is Lost (1)

Parichay Patra   With the appointment of an obscure actor as the director of the most prestigious film school in India, an outrage engulfs social media and the said school erupts into a...

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24. 05. 2015
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The Silence of the Lambs: The Case of Presidency University Now

 Brinda Bose   “My word’s but a whisper, your deafness a shout” Jethro Tull Some serious questions arise from the imbroglio this month at Presidency University, Calcutta, the latest in a series of...

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16. 10. 2014
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Ethnic Minorities, Sexual Violence and University Spaces: Notes from Visvabharati and Jadavpur University

  Sarmistha Dutta Gupta   On a September afternoon, when the sky was signalling the arrival of the Pujo season in Bengal and yet monsoon flowers like dopati were in full bloom, I...

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10. 04. 2014
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‘Event, Metaphor, Memory’ Or A Tale of Two Disciplines

  Brinda Bose   Event I: At the Social Sciences Building, DU, on an April afternoon Shahid Amin has about a year to go for his retirement from the History department at Delhi...

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22. 11. 2013
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The Idea of an Institution

  HUG If media reports are to be believed, then Presidency University in Kolkata is on the verge of formalizing a set of mandatory guidelines for its campus (and off-campus) inhabitants—about maintaining ‘university’...

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09. 05. 2013
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Academia and the Political

  A Conversation between Prasanta Chakravarty and Pothik Ghosh         Institutions and Their Sites Prasanta: Over the past few years there has been a steady shift in the way the...

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23. 02. 2013
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The Bernhard Case

  Max Weber [There are many institutions of higher education—universities and research centres, where we have periodically seen academic administrators being appointed/elevated in significant positions for reasons of ideology or expediency.  Each such...

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21. 06. 2012
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Civil War in Jefferson Country: Lessons from the University of Virginia

Brinda Bose A rain-drizzled, splendidly-verdant, sleepily-calm campus it was, just about a month ago, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA – so much so that many of its residents would often...

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26. 05. 2012
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Fairly Directly to Death

Prasanta Chakravarty Stanley Cavell’s magisterial memoir Little Did I Know, Excerpts from Memory (Stanford University Press, 2010) begins by telling us that his will be a story of the detours on the human...

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11. 01. 2012
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Anger, Us & HumanitiesUnderground

Prasanta Chakravarty To the HUG blog, WordPress says: ‘you have reached the goal of 75 posts’. A year ago, one didn’t begin with any goal. It was an angry morning, I recall, needless perhaps,...

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05. 05. 2011
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Letter to H.B.N. Shetty

5, Residency Bungalow Camp Baroda Date: 7 July 1972 Shri H. B. N. Shetty Director of Industries and Commerce Chepauk Madras Dear Shri Shetty I have Mr. G. N. Raghavan’s letter No. 162821/HCA3/69...

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22. 03. 2011
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Cordial Old Mates: Adorno-Marcuse Exchanges

Correspondence on the German Student Movement Theodor Adorno/Herbert Marcuse Prof. Dr. Theodor W. Adorno 6 Frankfurt am Main Kettenhofweg 123 14 February 1969 Dear Herbert I wrote to you on 24 January and...

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