01. 01. 2016
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There is Justice in this Book !

Soumyabrata Choudhury  _________________________   Towards the end of its compelling career, Aishwary Kumar’s Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi and the Risk of Democracy, says that Gandhi’s and Ambedkar’s were two incommensurable ways to the...

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20. 10. 2015
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Why Bear It Like A Crucifix ?

Shiv Prasad Joshi [Translation: HUG] ________________________ That there is a well-planned pattern of attacks is quite evident. One does not need to be thrilled with any prophetic prediction in this regard. People shall...

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30. 03. 2014
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This Beautiful Parable of the May-Be Land

Prasanta Chakravarty     आँखों देखी—The film begins with flying and ends in flying. A man takes a leap off a cliff and piercing wind brushes against his face and lo, he is a...

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28. 04. 2013
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Theatre, Number, Event : An Appraisal

Saitya Brata Das   [The writer was one of the discussants in a recently organized session at C.S.D.S. , New Delhi, on the occasion of the release of Soumyabrata Choudhury’s book—Theatre, Number, Event:...

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13. 02. 2013
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Zollikon Seminars: An Evening’s Exchange

from  Z O L L I K O N  S E M I N A R S 1 9 5 9 - 1 9 69   [The Zollikon Seminars were a series of philosophical seminars...

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16. 01. 2013
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Walking (an excerpt)

  Henry David Thoreau I can easily walk ten, fifteen, twenty, any number of miles, commencing at my own door, without going by any house, without crossing a road except where the fox and...

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09. 01. 2013
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Force and Adoration: Ambedkar’s Maitri

Aishwary Kumar In his final work The Buddha and His Dhamma, Bhimrao Ambedkar returns frequently to the concept of maitri, which he most often renders, for the first time in his essay on...

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05. 08. 2012
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Justice in a Landscape of Trees

Rajarshi Dasgupta Homeward Bound How does a call for justice appear? When is such a call thought justified? Standing at the crossroads of 1947, as colonial rule came to end in south Asia,...

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27. 06. 2012
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Good Reasons (HUG Fiction)

Anil Menon Imaginative resistance. I'd heard the chilly phrase for the first time, just a short while ago, in one of New York Public library's cavernous lecture rooms. Yet it already feels familiar,...

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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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22. 04. 2012
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Moral Economies of Wellbeing

Supriya Chaudhuri For reasons still unclear to me, I was asked to speak at a research workshop at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, on ‘Moral Economies of Wellbeing’. Neither a...

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07. 03. 2012
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The Civic & the Ludic

                  Rajarshi Dasgupta & Prasanta Chakravarty Abstract This dialogue, written in 2008, tried to unpack the terms of thinking about the transformations in Indian politics, especially in West...

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02. 02. 2012
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Post-colonial Kali

Arindam  Chakrabarti Before Independence, patriotism often took the shape of mother-worship. The rhetoric of ‘sacrifice’ or balidaan bridged the gap between the political and the religious. In these post-patriotic times, should we, globalized urban intellectuals,...

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03. 01. 2012
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The Multicultural Empire

Saroj Giri Unfortunately Niall Ferguson has managed to distract Pankaj Mishra from the main theatre of empire-building today which is more than just western superiority or domination. Both reify ‘western domination’, crediting it...

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