30. 04. 2016
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Discrimination No Representation: Modernity & Plato

Rahul Govind ________________ Plato is one among the many unfortunate philosophers who are referred to more and more, read less and less. To this atrophied forgetting, Abrogast Scmitt’s Modernity and Plato: Two Paradigms...

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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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30. 06. 2015
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Ritual Transgression, Historical Intervention, Ontological Exit

  Soumyabrata Choudhury     Prologue Even as I write this we are being sermonized from the Mount. We are being told to clean up: Swachh B. It has been a rather rapid...

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28. 06. 2014
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On ‘Mudradosh’: Jibanananda Das and the Paradox of Subjectivity

Nazmul Sultan [Nazmul Sultan is a PhD student in Political Theory at the University of Chicago. He is also one of the editors of Itihashjan, a journal of politics and philosophy in Bengali.]...

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09. 10. 2013
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Pessimism of the Reality, Optimism of the Ideal

  José Carlos Mariátegui   José Carlos Mariátegui is one of Latin America's most profound and yet overlooked thinkers.  A self-taught journalist, social scientist, and activist from Peru, he was the first to emphasize...

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04. 05. 2013
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Theatre, Number, Event: A Second Appraisal

Prathama Banerjee [ HUG reproduces a second appraisal and an early critique of Soumyabrata Choudhury's newly published book Theatre, Number, Event: Three Studies on the Relationship between Sovereignty, Power and Truth, IIAS, Delhi, 2013. The writer...

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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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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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02. 12. 2012
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The Politics of Shaming

 Manash Bhattacharjee As the 5th annual gay parade in Delhi walked the streets with colourful pride on 25th November, 2012, I remembered the outrageously disturbing story two years back, which shook every gender...

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10. 10. 2012
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Professor Morrie and Revolutionary Literature

Ashim 'Kaka' Chatterjee Tuesdays with Morrie disturbed me. This book disturbed me a lot. The story of Professor Morrie Schwartz is distinctive. There is not much of action here. Not too much description...

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27. 05. 2012
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Accidental Insights Into Reading

Manash Bhattacharjee The new Seminar issue, ‘A Country of Our Own’ (April 2012), became an interesting prospect when I saw Nauman Naqvi’s name among the contributors. I started reading his essay the night...

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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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21. 03. 2012
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Augustine on Memory: A Note on Confessions 10.8-37

Amlan Dasgupta    The Greek word for truth – or more correctly, one of the several words that appear to have been used – is aletheia. The word figures largely in NT Greek...

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