04. 03. 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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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13. 05. 2016
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Free Me From The Poet’s Prison

  This is the translated version of an exchange between poet Rana Roychowdhury and Surajit Sen, published in Desher Agamikaal magazine in March, 2016.  Rana Roychowdhury is one of the most understated, elemental...

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01. 01. 2016
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There is Justice in this Book !

Soumyabrata Choudhury  _________________________   Towards the end of its compelling career, Aishwary Kumar’s Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi and the Risk of Democracy, says that Gandhi’s and Ambedkar’s were two incommensurable ways to the...

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21. 11. 2015
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A Poet’s Passage

  Arindam Chakrabarti -------------------------------------   Time does not pass; we pass. So writes Bhartrahari. “kaalonayaatah, vayamevayaataah”. Utpal Kumar Basu, having lived for the last decade or so in an entirely undeserved public oblivion...

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20. 08. 2015
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Champak, Certified

Shubham Shree   Comrade I   right through the evening, samosas wolfed pakoras, bread rolls gobbled a million cups of tea guzzled marking time for those mess bells at the age of 28,...

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16. 04. 2015
The New Between Past and Future: The Question of Method in the Humanities II (Video Clips)

The New Between Past and Future: The Question of Method in the Humanities II (Video Clips)

Dear HUG Readers: Here are the youtube links to the video clips of the forum (second & final in the series) on 'The New Between Past and Future: The Question of Method in the Humanities...

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08. 04. 2015
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Boundaries and Porosities: The Question of Method in the Humanities (Video Links)

Dear HUG Readers: Here are the freshly uploaded youtube links to the video clips of the first forum on 'Boundaries and Porosities: The Question of Method in the Humanities' ---a collaboration between MargHumanities and...

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01. 03. 2015
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Textile Strikes and the Dialectical Montage: Looking at Albert Pinto ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?

Mantra Mukim In one of the early scenes in the film, Albert Pinto ko Gussa Kyun Aata hain?, we see Albert Pinto entering his house, and demanding a cup of tea. A harmless...

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05. 01. 2015
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Cannibal Manifesto

Oswaldo de Andrade Cannibalism: An Introduction to “Cannibal Manifesto”   The starting date for the Brazilian modernist movement, which advocated a return to the soil, is usually given as 1922, when the major...

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17. 12. 2014
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In Praise of Historical Materialism as a certain Philosophy of Nature

Soumyabrata Choudhury What is an extremely sober and measured account of some of the greatest European philosophers of the 20th century is also a book smelted in the fire of a certain materialism....

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