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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12. 08. 2013

The Cinema & the Classics

H.D. [Hilda Doolittle]   [ The eleven articles that the Modernist poet and novelist H.D. [Hilda Doolittle] wrote for Close Up, a film journal of the early 20th century edited by Kenneth Macpherson, appeared...

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31. 07. 2013

You Will Have To Swim, Mr. Marek !

Marek Kaminski During and after 1970s the Polish underground press drew on experiences of Second World War veterans of Armia Krajowa. After martial law in Poland and the government crackdown on Solidarity, the activities of underground publishing...

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23. 07. 2013


  Devi Prasad Mishra [This is a selection from the poetry series Nizamuddin that first appeared in the Hindi language blog Tadbhav-तद्भव early this year. Translated by HUG] ---------------------------------------------   (1) Mean lane and a cow a...

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18. 07. 2013

In Defense of the ‘Decadents’

Samar Sen Certain critics point out with a sneer that ‘Progress’ is a Victorian word. Perhaps they are right: the Victorian belief in progress was based upon security and a rising level of...

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14. 07. 2013

Hopeful About Hopelessness: Gyanranjan Ke Bahane

Neelabh [This is an excerpt from Gyanranjan ke Bahane, where the writer gives us a unique sense of the Hindi literary world from the 1960s till date, by way of tracing it through...

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08. 07. 2013

Robert Southey: Two Letters, Monthly Magazine

Robert Southey Letter I: Editor of the Monthly Magazine, 2 September 1796   Sir, In your Magazine for June, a Correspondent, who signs himself M.H. [1]  has defended the system of Helvetius, [2]  and asserted that “nothing can be more...

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04. 07. 2013

No Salutes To Modernity: Moushumi Bhowmik, Her Intimate Cosmos

Majhi (click here for the song) [HUG listens to singer, songwriter Moushumi Bhowmik]   Prasanta: Moushumi, it is difficult to say why I am here. Long ago I was thinking about your song Daya Karo—and...

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