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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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16. 09. 2013

Why Did The Harmonium Disappear From All India Radio?

  Amalendu Bikas Kar Chowdhury   [Amalendu Bikas Kar Chowdhury is a renowned singer, song writer and music director, associated with All India Radio for a long period of time. This essay appears...

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08. 09. 2013

The Abused Goddesses and the Fissures of Referentiality

Prasanta Chakravarty The Abused Goddesses advertising  campaign (http://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/indias-incredibly-powerful-abused-goddesses-campaign-condemn) has given rise to strong reactions in the virtual space. While some initial reactions on the campaign were cautiously positive, albeit with some amount of unarticulated...

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03. 09. 2013

Coldness and Cruelty: Two Contracts of von Sacher-Masoch

I Contract between Mrs Fanny von Pistor and Leopold von Sacher-Masoch On his word of honour, Mr Leopold von Sacher-Masoch undertakes to be the slave of Mrs von Pistor, and to carry out...

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30. 08. 2013

Buddhi-jibi: A Cursory Sketch from Bengal

  Swapnamoy Chakraborty [Swapnamoy Chakraborty is one of the finest fiction writers and essayists of contemporary Bengal. This article appears in the recent Special Issue on Intellectuals in the Bangla magazine Anustup, Pre-Saradiya...

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24. 08. 2013

Manpari Days

Kritika Chettri [Kritika Chettri did her masters in English literature from the University of Delhi. She has been a close spectator, follower and active supporter of the Gorkhaland movement] ----------------------------------------- Manpari Busty had...

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23. 08. 2013

What Kind Of Kalyankari-Rajya Are We Talking About?

  [ Hazari Prasad Dwivedi replies to Balraj Sahni. HUG translates from Pahal 93.]         Dear Bhai Balraj-ji, Bhisham-ji has sent me your long set of questions and has requested...

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15. 08. 2013

Panditji, Do You Still Harbour The Same Indifference To The Progressive Cause?

    [Balraj Sahni writes to Hazari Prasad Dwivedi. In November 1965. HUG translates from Pahal 93. Our gratitude to Gyanranjan for granting permission to do so and to Udayashankar for presenting these...

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