03. 06. 2017

I wonder whether you can do commerce without knowing book-keeping? : HUG speaks to Amlan Dasgupta

Humanities Underground speaks to Amlan Dasgupta about work and non-work. -------------------- Prasanta Chakravarty:  What has been your sense of institutional life in India? Amlan Dasgupta: My teaching life began at RKM College, Narendrapur and...

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08. 02. 2017

Songs from 26H: humanitiesunderground speaks to Moushumi Bhowmik, On Her New Album

Songs from 26H, Home recordings of Moushumi Bhowmik--with Oliver Weeks, Satyaki Banerjee and Sukanta Majumdar releases soon. After a long hiatus of fifteen years, this is Moushumi's fourth album/audio essay. This is also...

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03. 01. 2017

A Hand Stitched Piece of Tapestry

  _________________________________ [HUG speaks to Sumanta Mukhopadhyay on his recent compilation of Pranabendu Dasgupta’s major poetry in two volumes (Saptarshi Publications, Kolkata, January 2016)] ***   Prasanta: This is a signal work Sumanta. This...

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23. 12. 2016

A Whiff and a Whistle

HUG Speaks to Monika Kumar on her poem छुट्टियों में पेड़ों को भूल जाओ (During Absences, Abandon the Trees)  ___________________________ During Absences, Abandon the Trees Up on the first floor of the building...

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04. 10. 2016

Great Literature Cannot Reach Half-Humans

  HUG interviews Anil Kumar Yadav _____________________________ HUG: What do you do?   Anil:  Mostly I live in the subconscious, or in semi consciousness, shall we say. Something silently keeps on happening in...

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04. 06. 2016

Restlessness, Structural Degeneration and Dialogic Possibilities in Contemporary Hindi Poetry: Asad Zaidi, Manmohan and Shubha

HumanitiesUnderground had, in March of 2016, initiated a discussion on contemporary Hindi poetry in Benaras, with a group of poets who are composing and thinking right now about the intricacies of the poetic...

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13. 05. 2016

Free Me From The Poet’s Prison

  This is the translated version of an exchange between poet Rana Roychowdhury and Surajit Sen, published in Desher Agamikaal magazine in March, 2016.  Rana Roychowdhury is one of the most understated, elemental...

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09. 03. 2016

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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10. 02. 2016

Cataloging from the Kitchen: The Luminous World of Arun Ghosh

Sarmistha Dutta Gupta _____________________ Arun Ghosh (1933-2015), phenomenal librarian and archivist who guided many humanities and social science researchers of Kolkata for over four decades, passed away last February unsung in death as...

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28. 12. 2014

The Occupation of Art’s Labor: An Interview with Julia Bryan-Wilson

On November 28, 2011, Chris Mansour interviewed Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam...

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26. 07. 2014

“Why are you laughing?” : George Seferis In Conversation With Edmund Keeley

  George Seferis,  in conversation with Edmund Keeley Seferis was nearing the end of his longest visit to the United States at the time of this interview, which took place in late December...

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30. 05. 2014

‘Irreparable Loss Should Be Forgotten As Soon As Possible’

In a conversation with Anil Sinha, Vamik Jaunpuri also says, ‘Poems should not be slogans but they must be loud enough.’ The interview appeared in a Commemorative volume for Anil Sinha, published by the Anil...

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22. 03. 2014

Heaven, Hell and Five Books

  Ma Jian, in a conference on ActivistHumanities at SOAS, University of London last week, said that Tiananmen made a writer out of him. And travelling 10,000 miles after the event made him a Chinese. When you see and...

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30. 12. 2013

All The Shared Experiences Of The Lived World II

                [This is the second and concluding part of the conversation between R. Sivakumar and Parvez Kabir on art practice and  its history.] ------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Shiv...

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