09. 05. 2019
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Jaaware’s Destitute

Prasanta Chakravarty In his book Practicing Caste, on Touching and Not Touching Aniket Jaaware takes caste as an instance in order to transport us elsewhere.We are not yet born, he says. So, he...

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26. 01. 2019

A Realist Metaphysical Turn in ‘Roma’

Siddhant Mohan   It was one drunk night of November. I came back from Ayodhya and had finished a piece of reporting over the upcoming radical set up in Ayodhya which would demand...

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13. 12. 2018
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Poetry Written By The Javelin

   Prasanta Chakravarty ________ What the poet produces is akin to the javelin thrower’s act—a bit of the soil from the entrails of the earth, which hides concealed spots of blood. Ephemera it...

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30. 06. 2018

Inside and Outside of Time (अधूरी बातें )

Adhoori Baten  (Click for the Full Essay in Hindi).   HUG talks to Shubha, with reference to her reflective essay अधूरी बातें, on Time and Memory. _______________ HUG: Though your reflections in this...

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13. 05. 2018
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সাহিত্যমূল্যে তোরাহ্ /The Torah as Literature

'স্বরান্তর' পত্রিকা, তাদের নববর্ষ সংখ্যায়, জানতে চায় কোন বই পড়ে এখনো বিমূন্ধ বা বিস্মিত হই. আমার নিজের একান্ত ভাবনাই বা কি সে বই সম্বন্ধে. কেন পাঠক নতুন করে সেই বইয়ের প্রতি মনোযোগী হবেন . এসব ...

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20. 04. 2018

Hayden White’s Interpretive History

    Aniruddha Chowdhury   [Aniruddha Chowdhury received his PhD from the Graduate Program of Social and Political Thought at York University.  He is the author of Post-deconstructive Subjectivity and History: Phenomenology, Critical Theory, and...

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09. 04. 2018
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The Feel of Not to Feel It (Classics of Literary Criticism Revisited III)

  Susan Stewart, The Poet’s Freedom: A Notebook on Making [Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011]   “to compose is the verb applied to the making of poem”   Along some seashore, sometime,...

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28. 03. 2018

The Vibration of the Perishable Minute (Classics of Literary Criticism Revisited II)

  Jean Starobinski: Enchantment: The Seductress in Opera. [New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.]   One can imagine a certain immobile time, a time of eternal present.In such a time there are no...

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17. 03. 2018
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All Flesh is Grass (Classics of Literary Criticism Revisited)

Classics of Literary Criticism Revisited   All Flesh is Grass Harold Bloom: The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of King James Bible [New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011]...

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04. 03. 2017

The Circle of Tyrants (selections from Caligulan)

Ernest Hilbert _________________ Siege of Fort Mifflin (Battle of Mud Island) A squadron of the vaunted British empire Fell prey to mud, to wind and vengeful fire. A ship-of-the-line ran aground and burned...

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11. 12. 2016

The Counter-Romantic

[An Excerpt from The Opulence of Existence, First Edition January 2017 copyright©Prasanta Chakravarty & Three Essays Collective 2016 All rights reserved] _____________________________________________________ I’ll join with black despair against my soul, And to myself become...

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07. 08. 2016

Malayaj, A Letter: The Poet of Habit & the Poet of Collision

Malayaj:  A  Letter _______________ 2-4-1971   To: Sri Rameshchandra Shah 3/2, Professor’s Colony Vidha Vihar Bhopal 462002     Dear Ramesh Bhai, Your letter has arrived “hale and hearty”. I am sending another...

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06. 07. 2016

Goatfooted, Fatcheeked: Goethe’s Venetian Epigrams

  Tight little alleyway – no room to squeeze between its walls – a young girl blocks my way, my rambles around Venice knocks me off my feet, the place, the come-on to...

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22. 05. 2016
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I Believe In The Good Fairy Of Your Native Land: Correspondences between Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

__________________________ There developed a curious and lasting friendship between two supremely talented people: Gabriela Mistral/ Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (1889-1957) of Chile and Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979) of Argentina. It would be difficult to imagine...

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