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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20. 02. 2014
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The Wayfarer of Being

Manash Bhattacharjee   [This obituary piece was written on the night of 19 April 1998, in Poorvanchal, JNU, on receiving the news of Octavio Paz’s death. It was handwritten in a ruled class...

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15. 01. 2014
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Ingeborg Bachmann & Paul Celan: Herzzeit/Heart’s Time, A Correspondence

  Paul Celan was born in 1920 in Bucovina, Romania. He became one of the most prominent 20th century poets. Celan committed suicide in Paris, in 1970, before turning 50. Ingeborg Bachmann was...

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03. 01. 2014
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Wild Donkey’s Bray

Rana Roychowdhury ----------------------------------------------------------------- Rage I Have Veiled Rage I have veiled Cranes fly I see with binoculars Their whites flutter in  the skies This janasamaj, medicines, bandage Blazing flowers, window concealed All this...

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24. 11. 2013
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Paul Celan And The Future of the Poem

Manash Bhattacharjee   The name “Paul Celan” in the title refers to not only Paul Celan the poet but also Paul Celan who talks about poetry. Celan is in dialogue with his craft;...

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10. 11. 2013
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Creating Beauty Is A Noiseless Battle

Joy Goswami It has been the polestar of Bangla poetry: Phire Esho Chaka (Come Back, O Wheel)/ To Gayatri. And the original manuscript lies right in front me at this moment.  Like Kafka’s...

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23. 07. 2013
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Nizamuddin

  Devi Prasad Mishra [This is a selection from the poetry series Nizamuddin that first appeared in the Hindi language blog Tadbhav-तद्भव early this year. Translated by HUG] ---------------------------------------------   (1) Mean lane and a cow a...

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04. 07. 2013
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No Salutes To Modernity: Moushumi Bhowmik, Her Intimate Cosmos

Majhi (click here for the song) [HUG listens to singer, songwriter Moushumi Bhowmik]   Prasanta: Moushumi, it is difficult to say why I am here. Long ago I was thinking about your song Daya Karo—and...

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31. 03. 2013
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Aim, Shoot, Poster

      Alok Dhanwa                District Magistrate   You are an outdated speaker   You speak such an oppositional tongue As if you are fighting kings...

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09. 11. 2012
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Between Translation & Composition

Geeta Patel   Miraji was a consummate poet of the streets, someone whose life was made replete through the journeys he took. Mehr Farooqi’s many eloquent portrait in the newspaper Dawn brings him...

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03. 09. 2012
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Bandmaster @ Cossipore

  Akhlaq Dorjee Chanda      (Poems dedicated to Tushar Roy)       Factory Tagore   Juggling oranges and eggs. Plus, tables for 17 memorised At such tender age? Remarkable acumen. Nothing surprises...

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05. 05. 2012
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In Defense of Poetry

Marjorie Perloff One of the most common genres in writing about academia today is the epitaph for the humanities. In a recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Robert Weisbuch–an English professor at...

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18. 03. 2012
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In the City of Kaal-Ketu

   Sumanta Mukhopadhyay    Delusion clear field afternoon hops and the sisterly evening   lugs him, clutching hands   sitting by the bus window   why did i think all this   the...

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02. 03. 2012
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No Detergent Can Undo

    Sreyashi Goswami           Books:  Lover forever, makes strong friends, permanent enemies. Flower: Softness or is it  hallucination. Brotherhood: Feeling towards a brother that needs to be chiseled for...

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