08. 03. 2011

Guddu, I and the Qawallis at Vijay Mandal

Sambudha Sen Several years ago, when I was only twenty eight, I spent an extended period as a tenant in a flat in Vijay Mandal Enclave. The Delhi Development Authority  had built this relatively...

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10. 02. 2011

A Letter from Badal Sircar

To:  Richard Schechner November 23, 1981 Dear Richard, You wanted me to write for the "Intercultural Performance" issue of The Drama Review. You wanted me to write about my experience with my theatre...

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04. 02. 2011

Acid Rock, Mrinal Sen and The Seventies

Sharmadip (Toy) Basu The Bengali Marxist film-maker Mrinal Sen’s Kolkata Ekattor, or Calcutta ’71, is celebrated in the genealogy of Indian New Wave cinema as an exemplar of dialectical storytelling. Released in 1972,...

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24. 01. 2011

Who is a Malayali Anyway?

G. Arunima In 1806, an Anglican priest called Claudius Buchanan travelled to Kerala from Bengal to understand the relationship between Hindus, Jews and Christians there. In a letter that he wrote back home...

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16. 01. 2011

Material Love

  Nandini Chandra and Jesse Ross Knutson Indeed, love is a many splendoured thing! Different categories of age and class appropriate romantic literature offer a guide to this tremendous variety. There is a...

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