02. 10. 2017

Precarity against Heroic Virility: Ramkumar Chetankranti’s Veerta Par Vichlit

  Prasanta Chakravarty   “पावर में एक कमी थी, तन्हाई से डरती थी” ~ आर. चेतनक्रांति (There was but one lack in power, despondency terrified it) ~ R. Chetankranti   “Who will say,...

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09. 08. 2017

In a Future April: An Excerpt

Paramita Ghosh Excerpt from: In a Future April (a novel) © Radical Notes radicalnotes@radicalnotes.com Aakar Books, 2017 ISBN 978-93-5002-510-9 *** [In a Future April is a novel about revolutions in this age— but...

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30. 07. 2017

Creatures in Shards: Elem Klimov’s ‘Come and See’

  HUG “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, ‘Come and see.' And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name...

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18. 06. 2017


  Amrit Gangar Finding a form, a cinematographic Mandala! सिनेमॅटोग्राफिक मंडलः स्वरूप का निजी आत्मसात और निरंतर खोज़।   All of Ashish Avikunthak’s cinematographic work seems to be held by a common thread,by...

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03. 06. 2017

I wonder whether you can do commerce without knowing book-keeping? : HUG speaks to Amlan Dasgupta

Humanities Underground speaks to Amlan Dasgupta about work and non-work. -------------------- Prasanta Chakravarty:  What has been your sense of institutional life in India? Amlan Dasgupta: My teaching life began at RKM College, Narendrapur and...

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18. 05. 2017

The Constellation of Singularity

  Adrita Mukherjee, Mantra Mukim and Rohan Kamble   [Review of The Deed of Words by Pothik Ghosh, New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2017. The authors are reading for the M.Phil in the Department...

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05. 05. 2017


  Amrit Gangar _______________ [This is the pre-screening lecture-text given at the Rachana Sansad, College of Architecture, Mumbai, on 24 January 2017.]   This is a beautiful moment indeed, beautiful because it connects me...

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04. 03. 2017

The Circle of Tyrants (selections from Caligulan)

Ernest Hilbert _________________ Siege of Fort Mifflin (Battle of Mud Island) A squadron of the vaunted British empire Fell prey to mud, to wind and vengeful fire. A ship-of-the-line ran aground and burned...

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08. 02. 2017

Songs from 26H: humanitiesunderground speaks to Moushumi Bhowmik, On Her New Album

Songs from 26H, Home recordings of Moushumi Bhowmik--with Oliver Weeks, Satyaki Banerjee and Sukanta Majumdar releases soon. After a long hiatus of fifteen years, this is Moushumi's fourth album/audio essay. This is also...

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09. 01. 2017

एक गुमनाम गुरुकुल—A Nondescript Gurukul

HUG takes an early (and limited) look into Anil Yadav’s book सोनम गुप्ता बेबफ़ा नहीं है—Sonam Gupta is Not Unfaithful (Antika Prakashan, 2017). _____________________     Life oozes in small doses in Anil...

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03. 01. 2017

A Hand Stitched Piece of Tapestry

  _________________________________ [HUG speaks to Sumanta Mukhopadhyay on his recent compilation of Pranabendu Dasgupta’s major poetry in two volumes (Saptarshi Publications, Kolkata, January 2016)] ***   Prasanta: This is a signal work Sumanta. This...

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23. 12. 2016

A Whiff and a Whistle

HUG Speaks to Monika Kumar on her poem छुट्टियों में पेड़ों को भूल जाओ (During Absences, Abandon the Trees)  ___________________________ During Absences, Abandon the Trees Up on the first floor of the building...

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11. 12. 2016

The Counter-Romantic

[An Excerpt from The Opulence of Existence, First Edition January 2017 copyright©Prasanta Chakravarty & Three Essays Collective 2016 All rights reserved] _____________________________________________________ I’ll join with black despair against my soul, And to myself become...

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04. 12. 2016

Swallowing Down Burning Coals: Chaos, Impertinence and Treason in the Coffee House

Arpit Kumar __________________ “Yet these will o’er their Jewish Liquor, About Religion Jar and Bicker; And rave till grown as Piping Hot, As the dull Grout o’er which they sot.” ~Ned Ward in...

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