01. 12. 2013

Confessional Diary

    Subrota Dasgupta [ This short story first appeared in the blog Aainanagar (aainanagar.com) in November 2013. Translation by HUG.] --------------------------------------------   Indulging Bhanu was the sole impetus behind my story telling...

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24. 11. 2013

Paul Celan And The Future of the Poem

Manash Bhattacharjee   The name “Paul Celan” in the title refers to not only Paul Celan the poet but also Paul Celan who talks about poetry. Celan is in dialogue with his craft;...

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22. 11. 2013

The Idea of an Institution

  HUG If media reports are to be believed, then Presidency University in Kolkata is on the verge of formalizing a set of mandatory guidelines for its campus (and off-campus) inhabitants—about maintaining ‘university’...

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18. 11. 2013

Why Classics?

  Utpal Dutt Snobs have always been contemptuous (over their morning cups of coffee, if you please) of the non-professional theatre groups in the city who are modestly building up a movement. Slogan-mongering,...

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10. 11. 2013

Creating Beauty Is A Noiseless Battle

Joy Goswami It has been the polestar of Bangla poetry: Phire Esho Chaka (Come Back, O Wheel)/ To Gayatri. And the original manuscript lies right in front me at this moment.  Like Kafka’s...

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02. 11. 2013

Tagore: Looking Beyond the Mirage of Appearances

Rajdeep Konar [Rajdeep Konar is pursuing his doctoral studies in Center for Theatre and Performance Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he is investigating Rabindranath Tagore’s ideas...

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20. 10. 2013

Shibu Natesan : Animals, Magic Realism & Multiple-Realities

  Siddharth Sivakumar   [Siddharth Sivakumar is currently doing B.A. in English literature at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. He has an avid interest in art practices & art history and routinely writes for some of...

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19. 10. 2013


  Peter Altenberg [Peter Altenberg, one the central figures among the late nineteenth century Vienna Coffeehouse wits (part of the 'Young Vienna'), produced some of the finest impressionistic miniatures (a variety of kleinkunzt--art of...

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13. 10. 2013

Charlie Chaplin’s ‘A King in New York’: A Clash of Civilizations?

Ananya Dutta Gupta   [Ananya Dutta Gupta teaches English at Visva Bharati. She specializes in Renaissance and early modern literature. This essay was first published in Bikshan Bulletin, 2011. She has made some...

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09. 10. 2013

Pessimism of the Reality, Optimism of the Ideal

  José Carlos Mariátegui   José Carlos Mariátegui is one of Latin America's most profound and yet overlooked thinkers.  A self-taught journalist, social scientist, and activist from Peru, he was the first to emphasize...

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01. 10. 2013

‘The Daily Passengers: Some Portraits & Other Reflections

  Aritra Chakraborti Aritraspeak: These pictures were taken on a broken mobile phone while commuting on local trains between Howrah and Chinsurah- a major station located on the Howrah-Bardhaman main line in West Bengal. Being an one-time daily...

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29. 09. 2013

The 10,000 Moment: HUG Pauses. To Look Back & Ahead

     humanitiesunderground “There are two kinds of poets. Poets and local poets. Those who write in big and reputed magazines are poets. The rest are local poets.” Prasun Bandyopadhyay, Poet’s Preface, Collected Works...

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23. 09. 2013

“Before There Used To Be Romantic Politicians”

Alfonso Daniel Rodriguez Castelao  was a Spanish politician, writer, painter and doctor. He is one of the fathers of Galician nationalism. Here is a selection from his series of drawings titled  Cousa Da Vida,...

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21. 09. 2013
A Bloody Battle and Sundry Changes

A Bloody Battle and Sundry Changes

[Here is a review of  Marc Morris’ recent The Norman Conquest The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England (Pegusus, 2013)--originally published in the Gulfport Public Library site and Steven Till's medieval...

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