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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
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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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31. 01. 2011
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Homeric-Thersitic

  Robert H. Bell  “But after all, what is the whole subject matter of that revered poem the Iliad but ‘the broils of foolish kings and the foolish populace’?”—Desiderius Erasmus (The Praise of...

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30. 01. 2011
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Narrativisationalities of Ribaldian Discourse

Dilip Simeon This is my Rifle and that is my Gun, This is for shooting and that is for fun. This is my Discourse, and that is my Text, Discourse for this life,...

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28. 01. 2011
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Courtesans in the Academia?

  Basuli Deb The National Women’s Studies Association in the US selected “Outsider Feminisms” as one of the sub-themes for their annual conference at Denver, Colorado, in November 2010. The conference itself was...

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26. 01. 2011
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Lunatic Asylums Arrive in Calcutta

Amit Ranjan Basu The arrival of psychiatry in India was a disjuncture from the practices that already existed for mental healing. Not only were these practices based on concepts that did not follow...

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24. 01. 2011
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Who is a Malayali Anyway?

G. Arunima In 1806, an Anglican priest called Claudius Buchanan travelled to Kerala from Bengal to understand the relationship between Hindus, Jews and Christians there. In a letter that he wrote back home...

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22. 01. 2011
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A Life Less Ordinary

Yajnaseni Chakraborty Her tiny, birdlike frame seems lost in the embrace of a large, plush sofa in an anteroom of the business centre at the Oberoi Grand. But Nadine Gordimer still spells personality...

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20. 01. 2011
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The Blind Art of the Concrete

Pothik Ghosh The real when it has reached the mind, is already not real any more. Our too thoughtful, too intelligent eye. —Robert Bresson, Notes on the Cinematographer Modern man is cursed with...

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18. 01. 2011
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Liturgical Architecture

Dennis R. Mcnamara We live in an era that is not known for making beautiful churches. In fact, the sensus fidelium seems to indicate that something is indeed severely wrong with the unprofane architecture...

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16. 01. 2011
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Material Love

  Nandini Chandra and Jesse Ross Knutson Indeed, love is a many splendoured thing! Different categories of age and class appropriate romantic literature offer a guide to this tremendous variety. There is a...

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13. 01. 2011
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Politics and Ethics in Communist Practice:From the Margins of the Indian Left

Rajarshi Dasgupta Let me begin by explaining the subtitle, which should be relatively easier than the title. Who or what exactly belongs to the margins of communist politics in India? First, let me tell...

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