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26. 05. 2012
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Fairly Directly to Death

Prasanta Chakravarty Stanley Cavell’s magisterial memoir Little Did I Know, Excerpts from Memory (Stanford University Press, 2010) begins by telling us that his will be a story of the detours on the human...

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10. 05. 2012
drown1

Sheesha Ghat

Naiyar Masud [HUG is grateful to author Anil Menon  for providing us with this version of the story]             Sad mauj raa ze raftan-e khud muztrib kunad Mauje keh bar-kinaar...

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05. 05. 2012
perloff1

In Defense of Poetry

Marjorie Perloff One of the most common genres in writing about academia today is the epitaph for the humanities. In a recent issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Robert Weisbuch–an English professor at...

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28. 04. 2012
aa11

Of Certain Dreams

Anchita Ghatak Shahid Smriti is a slum in Calcutta and we – the team from Parichiti – work there with women domestic workers and adolescent girls. The idea of working with girls is...

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22. 04. 2012
aa2

Moral Economies of Wellbeing

Supriya Chaudhuri For reasons still unclear to me, I was asked to speak at a research workshop at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, on ‘Moral Economies of Wellbeing’. Neither a...

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09. 04. 2012
www1

Spinoza, Bayle, Socinians

    Russ Leo   (Review of Jonathan I. Israel, Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750.  Oxford University Press, 2002.  832 pp.  ISBN 978-0199254569.  Jonathan Israel, Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the...

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26. 03. 2012
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Skateboarding versus Architecture

Jean Poole of Skynoise.net interviews Professor Iain Borden who has revolutionized contemporary architecture with his radical thoughts on space and its non-utilization. His book on skateboarding/ollie, Skateboarding, Space & The City : Architecture and the Body is...

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21. 03. 2012
amlan411

Augustine on Memory: A Note on Confessions 10.8-37

Amlan Dasgupta    The Greek word for truth – or more correctly, one of the several words that appear to have been used – is aletheia. The word figures largely in NT Greek...

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18. 03. 2012
aa21

In the City of Kaal-Ketu

   Sumanta Mukhopadhyay    Delusion clear field afternoon hops and the sisterly evening   lugs him, clutching hands   sitting by the bus window   why did i think all this   the...

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16. 03. 2012
aa4

The Kitchen

Amiya SenTranslated by Bhaswati GhoshAt a time when there was a drought of jobs, Nirupama felt uncertain on receiving a job offer. Her husband, Salil Dutta, figured that by looking at his wife....

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07. 03. 2012
aaa1

The Civic & the Ludic

                  Rajarshi Dasgupta & Prasanta Chakravarty Abstract This dialogue, written in 2008, tried to unpack the terms of thinking about the transformations in Indian politics, especially in West...

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04. 03. 2012
titas11

Letter from Advaita Malla Barman

                                                                                                                                                                            Gokanghat, Tipprah  23.6. 34         Dear Brother, I have read your poem a few times, from beginning to the end. I would like to Read more [...]

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02. 03. 2012
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No Detergent Can Undo

    Sreyashi Goswami           Books:  Lover forever, makes strong friends, permanent enemies. Flower: Softness or is it  hallucination. Brotherhood: Feeling towards a brother that needs to be chiseled for...

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22. 02. 2012
pan11

Pancho Adrienzén, Late 1970s & Peruvian Films

NOTE ON PERU IN THE 1970s In October 1968, President Fernando Belaúnde Terry was ousted in a military coup and succeeded by General Juan Velasco Alvarado. Velasco's government was one of contradictions. It...

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