18. 05. 2017

The Constellation of Singularity

  Adrita Mukherjee, Mantra Mukim and Rohan Kamble   [Review of The Deed of Words by Pothik Ghosh, New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2017. The authors are reading for the M.Phil in the Department...

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09. 01. 2017

एक गुमनाम गुरुकुल—A Nondescript Gurukul

HUG takes an early (and limited) look into Anil Yadav’s book सोनम गुप्ता बेबफ़ा नहीं है—Sonam Gupta is Not Unfaithful (Antika Prakashan, 2017). _____________________     Life oozes in small doses in Anil...

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20. 06. 2016


    Debraj  Dasgupta ___________________   Please, no more snippets of memories. Please, we don't want to hear anymore about portrayals. Allow us a respite from the very refinements of "hearing". ------------ The...

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25. 04. 2016

Avinash Mishra: A Governing Tone of Stoic Regression

HUG ______   जो अकेला है उसे और डर दीजिए जो प्रतिबद्ध है उसे और उदासीनता दीजिए जो भूखा है उसे और नारे दीजिए जो सताया हुआ है उसे और अवसाद दीजिए जो...

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10. 01. 2016


  Syed Waliullah (as narrated by Amar Mitra) ________________________________________ Those who have read Lal Shalu, Kando Nodi Kando or Chander Omaboshya know that Syed Waliullah  (1922-1971) is a writer’s writer. I recall his...

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27. 11. 2015

In Remembrance of Eid

    Shubha  ------------------------- [This essay was first published in Jalsa 4, 2015] *** Eid it is, and yet its presence eludes us. The happiness that used to infect us with the very...

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20. 10. 2015

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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26. 06. 2015

Sweet Water, Silvery Ilish

    Parimal Bhattacharya This is a translation from Abdul Jabbar's Banglar Chalchitra, a collection of vignettes that capture the sights and sounds of south Bengal, its people and places, the dialects and daily...

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20. 06. 2015

From the Diary of a Desolate Immigrant

    Shubha [translation HUG]   One of the finest poets of contemporary India, these pages from Shubha’s diary were first published in Jalsa 3  (2010). It took HUG four months to go back and...

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16. 05. 2015

Keisham Priyokumar and the Economy of Fragmented Narratives

Loiya Leima Oinam [This essay is on changing trends in identity formation in Manipur. I focus on the construction of the ethnic outsider in relation to anti-outsider movements and the Kuki Naga clashes...

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18. 01. 2015

Under Tiger-striped Skies

Parimal Bhattacharya ‘I don’t know how fear, like an enzyme, triggers a chemical reaction of memory and imagination. Perhaps it plays such tricks: it not only paralyses the present and casts long shadows...

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14. 11. 2014

Salaam Boi-mela!

  Utpalkumar Basu The 11:40 local. I was returning on it. Possibly this is the last train for returning to Kolkata from the suburbs. Wintry night. Biting chill. Only a few passengers in...

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05. 11. 2014

Affect and Absence: Irony in Siegfried Sassoon’s War Poetry

       Avinash Antony & Somak Mukherjee  On 13th July 1918 Siegfried Sassoon, now a decorated war-hero, was shot in the head near Arras, France. Ironically, it was not the enemy but a...

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22. 06. 2014

Ireland, Antigone and Sundry Mourning Bodies

 Kusumita Datta [Kusumita Datta has submitted her MPhil work, undertaken at the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. HUG thanks Amlan Dasgupta for facilitating the publication of this essay.] My larger work constitutes...

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