15. 05. 2014
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Crows in the Mist

  Parimal Bhattacharya 'Most of the mango trees around our house were part of the family’s common property. Nobody had rights over the green fruits that dropped on their own, sometimes hit by...

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09. 05. 2014
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An Animal, A Night, A Scream

Constant Nieuwenhuys   [Constant Nieuwenhuys  (1920-2005), the Dutch painter, sculptor, graphic artist, author, musician and architect, along with Asger Jorn, initiated the avant-garde art movement CoBrA (1948-51).  In July 1948 Constant founded Reflex, Experimentele Groep in...

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13. 04. 2014
Premchand’s Fantasies and the Nation as Allegory

Premchand’s Fantasies and the Nation as Allegory

Paresh Chandra I This essay comes after, and is an attempt to rethink, parts of a longer study of Premchand’s novels that I had completed (after a manner) almost a year ago. In that...

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19. 01. 2014
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The Diva & the Minister

  Prasanta Chakravarty It is indeed remarkable when a chief minister of a state gets a by-line in a leading newspaper, even if that is ghost written to a considerable degree. But it...

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14. 12. 2013
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Gay For More Than A Day Of Rage

    Brinda Bose Since ‘straight’ is linguistic harakiri for 377-talk, perhaps we first need to get this crooked: if we say ‘we are all queer’, we cannot make a ‘they’ out of...

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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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23. 09. 2013
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“Before There Used To Be Romantic Politicians”

Alfonso Daniel Rodriguez Castelao  was a Spanish politician, writer, painter and doctor. He is one of the fathers of Galician nationalism. Here is a selection from his series of drawings titled  Cousa Da Vida,...

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18. 07. 2013
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In Defense of the ‘Decadents’

Samar Sen Certain critics point out with a sneer that ‘Progress’ is a Victorian word. Perhaps they are right: the Victorian belief in progress was based upon security and a rising level of...

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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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06. 06. 2013
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Democracy as Oil

    Mazen Labban [Review of Timothy Mitchell’s Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil.” The review first appeared in Antipodefoundation.org]           As Something Animal “If a...

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09. 05. 2013
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Academia and the Political

  A Conversation between Prasanta Chakravarty and Pothik Ghosh         Institutions and Their Sites Prasanta: Over the past few years there has been a steady shift in the way the...

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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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21. 04. 2013
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Violence, Innocence, Opportunism

K. Balagopal The public arena is witness to dispirited discussion of the ineffectiveness of people’s movements, which are at the most able to slow down things, and nothing more. The discussion often turns...

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13. 04. 2013
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Bhaduriji

  Phanishwar Nath Renu on Satinath Bhaduri [HUG translates part of Phanishwar Nath Renu’s reminiscences on Satinath Bhaduri and his times. The original piece appears in Satinath Shawrone (Reminiscing Satinath), edited by Subal...

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