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14. 03. 2011

No Hideouts Found

Avishek Parui   Dialogues “Say something” you throat across our table where three plates of grapes and the leftovers furl a forest between us in which something had been lost or maybe cleverly...

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12. 03. 2011

Armies Are Now Obsolete

The 19 th century history of the Internal Wars of the New Zealanders is fascinating and gruesome. Tens of thousands of Maori died in the intertribal Musket Wars of the opening decades of...

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08. 03. 2011

Guddu, I and the Qawallis at Vijay Mandal

Sambudha Sen Several years ago, when I was only twenty eight, I spent an extended period as a tenant in a flat in Vijay Mandal Enclave. The Delhi Development Authority  had built this relatively...

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08. 03. 2011

The Blind Kingdom

Véronique Tadjo Chapter One; Earth Jolts The earth jolted, violently – all of a sudden – while most inhabitants still slept. In a matter of seconds, the world turned upside down. The ground...

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05. 03. 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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