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04. 05. 2013

Theatre, Number, Event: A Second Appraisal

Prathama Banerjee [ HUG reproduces a second appraisal and an early critique of Soumyabrata Choudhury's newly published book Theatre, Number, Event: Three Studies on the Relationship between Sovereignty, Power and Truth, IIAS, Delhi, 2013. The writer...

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28. 04. 2013

Theatre, Number, Event : An Appraisal

Saitya Brata Das   [The writer was one of the discussants in a recently organized session at C.S.D.S. , New Delhi, on the occasion of the release of Soumyabrata Choudhury’s book—Theatre, Number, Event:...

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21. 04. 2013

Violence, Innocence, Opportunism

K. Balagopal The public arena is witness to dispirited discussion of the ineffectiveness of people’s movements, which are at the most able to slow down things, and nothing more. The discussion often turns...

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15. 04. 2013

Earth: A Wandering

      Alfred Kentigern Siewers   Earth is at once both symbol and reality: both a planet with a proper name and a substance, humus, from which the human emerges in participation, along...

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13. 04. 2013


  Phanishwar Nath Renu on Satinath Bhaduri [HUG translates part of Phanishwar Nath Renu’s reminiscences on Satinath Bhaduri and his times. The original piece appears in Satinath Shawrone (Reminiscing Satinath), edited by Subal...

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09. 04. 2013

Two Stories

    Kate Chopin        The Kiss It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow,...

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06. 04. 2013

Sabotage Not Terrorism

Alberto Toscano [The Context: The Tarnac Nine are nine alleged saboteurs arrested in the village of Tarnac, France in November 2008 in relation to a series of instances of direct action. The gendarmerie, French police, entered Tarnac with helicopters...

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31. 03. 2013

Aim, Shoot, Poster

      Alok Dhanwa                District Magistrate   You are an outdated speaker   You speak such an oppositional tongue As if you are fighting kings...

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26. 03. 2013

Better A Live Sparrow Than A Stuffed Eagle

  Ashok Pande   [Ashok Pande is poet, painter and translator, working from Haldwani. His collection of poetry Dekhta Hoon Sapne got published in 1992.  He has translated Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate into Hindi and...

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16. 03. 2013

Deliverance, Rudraprayag

            Gurney House, Naini Tal 2 May 1926   You brother has killed leopard, almost certainly Man eater, after sitting throughout eleven Consecutive nights in same tree for...

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09. 03. 2013

“Binadi, You Are Sleeping With The Light On?”

Bina Das During our stay in the Presidency jail, we used to organize functions and theatrical shows. This time there were fewer restrictions. The jail authorities helped us in setting up the stage,...

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28. 02. 2013

Dashrath’s Dinner Party

By Amiya Sen Translated from the Bengali by Bhaswati Ghosh Originally published as “Dasharather Atithijawggo” in Desh As she pulled the curtains off the doors and windows and dumped them on the floor,...

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23. 02. 2013

The Bernhard Case

  Max Weber [There are many institutions of higher education—universities and research centres, where we have periodically seen academic administrators being appointed/elevated in significant positions for reasons of ideology or expediency.  Each such...

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19. 02. 2013

‘We Will Spirit You Out’ : Kabir Suman in Conversation with Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson; poet, memorialist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Kabir Suman, singer-songwriter, musician, poet, journalist, political activist, TV presenter, occasional actor and  Member of...

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