03. 01. 2012
large11

The Multicultural Empire

Saroj Giri Unfortunately Niall Ferguson has managed to distract Pankaj Mishra from the main theatre of empire-building today which is more than just western superiority or domination. Both reify ‘western domination’, crediting it...

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26. 10. 2011
0311

Slightly Autobiographical: the 1960s on the Lower East Side

Rashidah Ismaili-Abu-Bakr The Lower East Side of New York has little relation to the mid-upper (but not too far) East Side. In the early '60s, when I was living there, it had a...

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13. 09. 2011
velpeau1

Of Wafers, Lozenges, Essence & Magnetic Powders

 Dr Velpeau’s Magnetic Love Powders WANTED! An industrious and strictly honest man in each County in the State to take orders by samples for Velpeau’s Magnetic Agents. Salary first year $800, and small...

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02. 05. 2011
niharika1

Reflections on “Being Queer” in Kolkata

Niharika Banerjea “To speak of sexuality, and of same-sex love in particular, in India today is simultaneously an act of political assertion, of celebration, of defiance and of fear” (Narrain and Bhan 2005,...

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28. 04. 2011
stork_baby1

Of Whistling, Chewing & Other Satanic Arts

  [HUG reproduces the manifesto of The Society for the Suppression of Public Obscenity in India, an umbrella organization/lobby which sought to transform certain practices of everyday life in India in the late...

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23. 03. 2011
malarvazhi1

Of Newspapers and Governments

Malarvizhi Jayanth The memoirs of a former journalist who is using the Wikileaks context to settle old scores Once upon an election, the ruling party was bullying and booth-capturing recklessly. I was there....

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22. 03. 2011
frankfurt1

Cordial Old Mates: Adorno-Marcuse Exchanges

Correspondence on the German Student Movement Theodor Adorno/Herbert Marcuse Prof. Dr. Theodor W. Adorno 6 Frankfurt am Main Kettenhofweg 123 14 February 1969 Dear Herbert I wrote to you on 24 January and...

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12. 03. 2011
musket1

Armies Are Now Obsolete

The 19 th century history of the Internal Wars of the New Zealanders is fascinating and gruesome. Tens of thousands of Maori died in the intertribal Musket Wars of the opening decades of...

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07. 02. 2011
gullu11

Reconstructing Historical Materialism II

Jairus Banaji [ This is the second and concluding part of the essay. It was presented at the 6th Annual Historical Materialism Conference in London, 2009]   3. The indeterminacy of ‘free labour’ and the...

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06. 02. 2011
2009_02111

Reconstructing Historical Materialism

 Jairus Banaji  [This is Part I of a two part essay that HUG is publishing. The paper was presented at the 6th Annual Historical Materialism Conference in London, 2009] What I‘d like to...

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26. 01. 2011
amit-b21

Lunatic Asylums Arrive in Calcutta

Amit Ranjan Basu The arrival of psychiatry in India was a disjuncture from the practices that already existed for mental healing. Not only were these practices based on concepts that did not follow...

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24. 01. 2011
anu-21

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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