03. 12. 2015
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“Aao Radio Sunein”: Manto’s Radio Plays

  Aakriti Mandhwani _______________________________ [i] Saadat Hasan Manto is arguably best known for his oft-acerbic, yet true-to-life depiction of the tragedies that befell India during the partition. “Khol Do” is one such popular narrative;...

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08. 06. 2014
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Dubey Is No Tolstoy & That’s That: The Contemporary Popular In Hindi

Aakriti Mandhwani   The English publishing market today is beside itself with questions of viability, visibility and visualization of the popular book. The contemporary Indian book market in English is clearly witnessing a...

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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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05. 04. 2014
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The Vision of Drythelm

  Jacques Le Goff [Jacques Le Goff, the medieval historian and editor-in-chief of the journal Annales died last Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Here is a section from his ground-breaking work The Birth of...

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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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30. 01. 2013
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What Makes a Pamphlet?

Joad Raymond Though already venerable the word pamphlet prospered in the 1580s, as its meanings shifted and it entered into common use. In 1716 Myles Davies claimed it as ‘a true-born English Denison’,...

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25. 11. 2012
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The Afterlife of a Certain Body

Srirupa Prasad The news of Ajmal Kasab’s execution was sudden. Like everyone, I too was stunned. Despite my being aware of the obvious.  But what disturbed me deeply was the affective spectacle that...

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18. 11. 2012
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To the Assembly of the Common Peasantry

Thomas Müntzer (spring 1525) On False And Unlimited Power, Which One Is Not Obliged To Obey.               All the popes, emperors, kings, etc. who puff themselves up in...

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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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06. 08. 2012
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Adda at Barda’s Shop

Amitranjan Basu [1] When I stood at the main gate of National Library and looked ahead, I got a jolt! Where did Barda[2]’s shop go? I crossed the road and came near the...

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13. 07. 2012
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Laziness & Work: An Interview with Pierre Saint-Amand

Sina Najafi and Pierre Saint-Amand Jean-Siméon Chardin, Auguste-Gabriel Godefroy Watching a Top Spin, 1738. The roots of our contemporary obsession with work and productivity are usually traced to the eighteenth century, when the new...

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08. 07. 2012
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Books on the Footpath

Kala-Pyacha Though I am yet to witness writers begging on the footpath, their books have long made their way there and have thus been silently facilitating their own journey there at some future...

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03. 06. 2012
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Aquarium

Nabarun Bhattacharya   Useful…Useless Colin Wilson, the philosopher (and author of The Outsider), often wondered about asking Samuel Beckett whether life was really and altogether so meaningless? But Beckett was such a polite and...

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19. 02. 2012
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The Importance of Being Big B

   Ahmer Nadeem Anwer Doesn't have a point of view, Knows not where he's going to, Isn't he a bit like you and me? Nowhere Man, please listen - You don't know what...

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