30. 05. 2011
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Glass Consciousness

  Brinda Bose  & Prasanta Chakravarty The self-reflexive Stephane Mallarme, acutely aware of the limitations of language, acknowledges in his essay ‘Bucolique’ the inability of language to contain grandeur. Language cannot and should...

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15. 05. 2011
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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

  Rupleena Bose  ‘Oh, disgraced Radha  Rascal Krishna mounts the riverside Kadam-tree,  Dear girl, step not into that river.  Not the fair, not the village, not the ghat, Step not for your shame...

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21. 04. 2011
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Fault Lines of Settled Domesticity

Shirshendu Chakrabarti Between Nashtaneer (1901) and Dui Bon (1933) or Malancha (1934), there is a gap of more than three decades and the reader may find it rather odd that they have been...

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18. 04. 2011
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The Modalities of ‘Coming Out’

T.P. Sabitha   I propose to look at the dynamics of the production of two kinds of subjects, the autobiographical and the fictional, and attempt to see how a gay identity informs and transforms...

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31. 03. 2011
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The Dead Body

Manindra Gupta  (Trans. Abu Hossain) The fable of the Brahmin and the Brahmani used to be an amalgamation of the mythical and the folk. The duo lives in that hutment right at the yonder...

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29. 03. 2011
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Science & Fiction

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay What is science fiction and what can the genre give us that other genres cannot? This, of course, is to assume that science fiction is a ‘genre’ – something that has...

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26. 03. 2011
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And How Are You?

Arunava Sinha By Buddhadeva Bose (translated from Bengali) Sometimes I want to know how you are. When I go to sleep, when I wake up, when I drive at ninety miles an hour,...

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16. 03. 2011
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Sexuality, Identity and Censorship

Charu Gupta What I am going to say is nothing new. While exploring the linkages between sexuality, identity and censorship, I want to talk about certain key elements, which reveal the intersection of...

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08. 03. 2011
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Guddu, I and the Qawallis at Vijay Mandal

Sambudha Sen Several years ago, when I was only twenty eight, I spent an extended period as a tenant in a flat in Vijay Mandal Enclave. The Delhi Development Authority  had built this relatively...

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08. 03. 2011
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The Blind Kingdom

Véronique Tadjo Chapter One; Earth Jolts The earth jolted, violently – all of a sudden – while most inhabitants still slept. In a matter of seconds, the world turned upside down. The ground...

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05. 03. 2011
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Subjects and Persons

Supriya Chaudhuri  In the preface to his late and incomplete novel Jogajog (1929; trans. Relationships, 2005), Rabindranath Tagore attempted to distinguish, in a way that might seem eccentric to European discourses of the...

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02. 03. 2011
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Excerpt from The Folded Earth

Anuradha Roy   [This is an excerpt from Anuradha Roy's second novel, The Folded Earth,  releasing this week in India. Roy is an editor with Permanent Black. Her first novel, An Atlas of...

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