12. 07. 2014

Shrapnel Minima: The Acknowledgment Page

  [ The humanitiesunderground book is about to appear soon.  Within a month's time perhaps. We thank every single well wisher and reader. Below, a reproduction of the acknowledgment page.]  tutulova & all...

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08. 07. 2014

Images of Listening: Word-Pictures from a Journey through Music

Moushumi Bhowmik and Sukanta Majumdar The pictures are spread before us like disjointed tiles—photographs from our long and entwined journey through music in Bengal. It’s two of us; one singer and writer, the...

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28. 06. 2014

On ‘Mudradosh’: Jibanananda Das and the Paradox of Subjectivity

Nazmul Sultan [Nazmul Sultan is a PhD student in Political Theory at the University of Chicago. He is also one of the editors of Itihashjan, a journal of politics and philosophy in Bengali.]...

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22. 06. 2014

Ireland, Antigone and Sundry Mourning Bodies

 Kusumita Datta [Kusumita Datta has submitted her MPhil work, undertaken at the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. HUG thanks Amlan Dasgupta for facilitating the publication of this essay.] My larger work constitutes...

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08. 06. 2014

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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31. 05. 2014


Akhlaq Dorji Chanda   The two of them entered the world of blunt trauma. And a thick vat of pounding love and lust. In the woods on the southfacing slopes, just beyond the...

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30. 05. 2014

‘Irreparable Loss Should Be Forgotten As Soon As Possible’

In a conversation with Anil Sinha, Vamik Jaunpuri also says, ‘Poems should not be slogans but they must be loud enough.’ The interview appeared in a Commemorative volume for Anil Sinha, published by the Anil...

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20. 05. 2014

Prayers, Power, Coronation

1649, Charles I--bodies temporal & eternal Eikon Basilike -The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings---Frontispiece. *************************************************************************** 1530-1584, Ivan IV (The Terrible): stills from Sergei Eisenstein's 1944 film. *************************************************************************** 1973, Chile: Augusto José Ramón...

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15. 05. 2014

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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09. 05. 2014

An Animal, A Night, A Scream

Constant Nieuwenhuys   [Constant Nieuwenhuys  (1920-2005), the Dutch painter, sculptor, graphic artist, author, musician and architect, along with Asger Jorn, initiated the avant-garde art movement CoBrA (1948-51).  In July 1948 Constant founded Reflex, Experimentele Groep in...

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30. 04. 2014


Ritwik Kumar Ghatak   Symbol—what we call prateek in Bangla.  The thing is the fruit of proliferating human thinking and meditation. These days, I feel, its behaviour and movements have also had an...

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19. 04. 2014

The Final Womb: A Script

  Falguni Roy   [Falguni Roy, poet and visionary— one of the rarest of rare voices from the subcontinent, died at the unripe age of 33 in May, 1981. HUG thanks Abhisek Chakraborty...

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13. 04. 2014
Premchand’s Fantasies and the Nation as Allegory

Premchand’s Fantasies and the Nation as Allegory

Paresh Chandra I This essay comes after, and is an attempt to rethink, parts of a longer study of Premchand’s novels that I had completed (after a manner) almost a year ago. In that...

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10. 04. 2014

‘Event, Metaphor, Memory’ Or A Tale of Two Disciplines

  Brinda Bose   Event I: At the Social Sciences Building, DU, on an April afternoon Shahid Amin has about a year to go for his retirement from the History department at Delhi...

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