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05. 03. 2011
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Subjects and Persons

Supriya Chaudhuri  In the preface to his late and incomplete novel Jogajog (1929; trans. Relationships, 2005), Rabindranath Tagore attempted to distinguish, in a way that might seem eccentric to European discourses of the...

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02. 03. 2011
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Excerpt from The Folded Earth

Anuradha Roy   [This is an excerpt from Anuradha Roy's second novel, The Folded Earth,  releasing this week in India. Roy is an editor with Permanent Black. Her first novel, An Atlas of...

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01. 03. 2011
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The First Strawberries in India

John Plotz Born, bred, and married in India, the octogenarian Harriet Tytler in 1903 still described herself and her fellow Anglo-Indians as "exiles in a foreign land" . That obdurate refusal of Indianness...

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25. 02. 2011
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The Second Discovery of America

  Eduardo Galeano For Pedro Arsipe, homeland meant nothing. It was the place where he was born, which meant nothing to him because he had no choice in the matter, and that was...

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23. 02. 2011
boseb1

Some Notes toward Queering the Humanities in the University

Brinda Bose Has the increasing visibility of the movement against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (that criminalises homosexual behaviour) in recent years brought any significant change to gendered spaces in Indian...

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21. 02. 2011
manash1

Re-reading Marquez’s Memoir

Manash Bhattacharjee Many writers and critics have complained about the term “magic realism” used to describe much of Latin American writing by the world publishing market. It was the Cuban novelist Alejo Carpentier...

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19. 02. 2011
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The Rienzi Effect

  Hans Rudolf Vaget Joachim Köhler, in his Wagners Hitler: Der Prophet und sein Vollstrecker, goes so far as to suggest that the German dictator was “merely” the executioner of Wagner’s ideas. Köhler...

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16. 02. 2011
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A Moment of Revelation

 Prasanta Chakravarty (A Report on ‘The Everyday Life of a Discipline’- a colloquium on contemporary English Studies that took place on February 4, 2011, at the Department of English, University of Delhi) Unlike...

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11. 02. 2011
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Collective Pride

  Arindam Chakrabarti   One good thing about collective pride seems to be that it has a tendency to curb or neutralize individual pride. One often takes pride in one's family or school...

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10. 02. 2011
badal-s11

A Letter from Badal Sircar

To:  Richard Schechner November 23, 1981 Dear Richard, You wanted me to write for the "Intercultural Performance" issue of The Drama Review. You wanted me to write about my experience with my theatre...

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08. 02. 2011
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Three Tim Poems

Akhil Katyal Tim calls from Brighton Tim calls from Brighton, panting, I ask him what's wrong with you, he says he wants a bit of friendly advice but mainly needs my cue for...

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07. 02. 2011
gullu11

Reconstructing Historical Materialism II

Jairus Banaji [ This is the second and concluding part of the essay. It was presented at the 6th Annual Historical Materialism Conference in London, 2009]   3. The indeterminacy of ‘free labour’ and the...

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06. 02. 2011
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Reconstructing Historical Materialism

 Jairus Banaji  [This is Part I of a two part essay that HUG is publishing. The paper was presented at the 6th Annual Historical Materialism Conference in London, 2009] What I‘d like to...

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04. 02. 2011
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Acid Rock, Mrinal Sen and The Seventies

Sharmadip (Toy) Basu The Bengali Marxist film-maker Mrinal Sen’s Kolkata Ekattor, or Calcutta ’71, is celebrated in the genealogy of Indian New Wave cinema as an exemplar of dialectical storytelling. Released in 1972,...

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