18. 05. 2017
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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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16. 05. 2016
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Expenditure, Insolvency and Recovery in Manmohan’s ‘The Morsels of Ignominy” ( ज़िल्लत की रोटी)

_____________________ Prasanta Chakravarty The poems that make the collection ज़िल्लत की रोटी—The Morsels of Ignominy (Rajkamal Prakashan: 2006) must count as one of the finest that has come from the subcontinent in the...

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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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27. 11. 2015
shubha

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
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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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04. 10. 2015
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Why “HokKolorob”?

  Subhasish  Ray --------------------------------- When students from Jadavpur University and their allies in other colleges and universities in West Bengal protested in large numbers last year, against what they correctly interpreted as the...

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06. 09. 2015
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The Crossover Is In The Mind

  Prasanta Chakravarty   The Filter People are mostly helpless, mostly tangled and messy. Irresponsible with our lives. With others’ lives too. We repeatedly falter. This, our human condition. This word—irresponsibility, and its...

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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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19. 05. 2015
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The Nineteenth of May, Selections

  Translations: Arjun Chaudhuri ---------------------------------------- Feeling the Nineteeth--of Poetry and Resistance   Tushar Kanti Nath    The Language Movement of 1961 has provided immense enthusiasm to the poets and writers of Barak Valley; it...

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02. 05. 2015
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Fake Tree, Real Death

     Anil Kumar  Yadav   [The original Hindi version of this essay appeared in Tehelka yesterday, May 1, 2015.  Translation: HUG] ----------------------------------------- Among the things with which the future shall take stock of and measure...

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01. 12. 2014
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Disruptive Noumena

    Siddharth Soni I. Linda  Gascrif’s visual poem appears in a September 2005 edition of the Times Literary Supplement: “… I give you blank space { } to protest.” Only a few...

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22. 11. 2014
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The Nineteenth of May and I

Shaktipada Brahmachari (Translated by Arjun Chaudhuri, from উনিশে মে ও আমি, Dainik Jugosankha, 20th May, 2001)                                       ---------------------------------------...

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10. 11. 2014
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What Next ?

  Brinda Bose Kochi was the flashpoint, charged with rebellion after a violent police crackdown. Since then, Kiss of Love has danced, hugged, walked, sung, shouted, held hands, cheek-pecked, kissed and french-kissed in...

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20. 05. 2014
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Prayers, Power, Coronation

1649, Charles I--bodies temporal & eternal Eikon Basilike -The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings---Frontispiece. *************************************************************************** 1530-1584, Ivan IV (The Terrible): stills from Sergei Eisenstein's 1944 film. *************************************************************************** 1973, Chile: Augusto José Ramón...

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