14. 06. 2012
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A Song Sung True

Gopal Gandhi   Her name responds with images. Of her. O.P. Sharma has a lovely photograph of her. A ‘late’ Kamaladevi, picture-daters would say. She is seated at a table, her hands stretched across...

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09. 04. 2012
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Spinoza, Bayle, Socinians

    Russ Leo   (Review of Jonathan I. Israel, Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750.  Oxford University Press, 2002.  832 pp.  ISBN 978-0199254569.  Jonathan Israel, Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the...

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22. 02. 2012
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Pancho Adrienzén, Late 1970s & Peruvian Films

NOTE ON PERU IN THE 1970s In October 1968, President Fernando Belaúnde Terry was ousted in a military coup and succeeded by General Juan Velasco Alvarado. Velasco's government was one of contradictions. It...

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19. 02. 2012
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The Importance of Being Big B

   Ahmer Nadeem Anwer Doesn't have a point of view, Knows not where he's going to, Isn't he a bit like you and me? Nowhere Man, please listen - You don't know what...

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02. 02. 2012
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For Some Gup-Shup (Conversation With Laughter) In Faridabad

 Faridabad Majdoor Samachar To contribute to radical social transformations that are mushrooming all over the world, feel free about : stammering, fragmentariness, incoherence, missing steps....   Social (and natural) reality are very complex...

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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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11. 10. 2011
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Of Sublunary Incubus-Demons and Their Givenness

  Jeffrey Jerome Cohen  “Between the moon and the earth there live spirits whom we call incubus-demons.”              So declares Maugantius, summoned before the king to explain how a boy named Merlin could...

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17. 09. 2011
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Darkness & Emancipation: Talking to Juliet Mitchell

    Sunit Singh  On November 23, 2010, Sunit Singh conducted an interview with psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell at Jesus College in Cambridge. Although Professor Mitchell’s rehabilitation of Freud is well chronicled, the attempt...

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03. 09. 2011
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Tram-Traveller

  Utpal Kumar Basu (translated by HUG) Some of the days my office would start early. Used to sit with work pretty much  in the morning. By noon I would usually take a...

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20. 07. 2011
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Psychiatry: A Gendered Microhistory

Amitranjan Basu Amitranjan Basu [First Look : Ajita Chakraborty, My life as a psychiatrist: memoirs and essays. Kolkata: Stree, 2010, pp. 220, index+references, hard cover, Rs. 500.00. ISBN 81-85604-92-4 978-81-85604-92-3.] For the last...

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22. 06. 2011
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Sputnik in Russian Cultural History

Ethan Pollock Sputnik sent shockwaves through the United States and around the world, but it did not have to be that way. Rocket scientists on both sides of the Iron Curtain had hoped...

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19. 05. 2011
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The City and the Writer: In Bogota with Gonzalo Marquez Cristo

If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the...

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02. 05. 2011
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Reflections on “Being Queer” in Kolkata

Niharika Banerjea “To speak of sexuality, and of same-sex love in particular, in India today is simultaneously an act of political assertion, of celebration, of defiance and of fear” (Narrain and Bhan 2005,...

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12. 03. 2011
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Armies Are Now Obsolete

The 19 th century history of the Internal Wars of the New Zealanders is fascinating and gruesome. Tens of thousands of Maori died in the intertribal Musket Wars of the opening decades of...

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