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11. 12. 2015
ranajit

The Edifice

  Ranajit Das __________________   Journal Entry I   I still recall quite vividly that horrendous moment when my little one realized, for the first time, what a lie is. I remember, face...

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03. 12. 2015
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“Aao Radio Sunein”: Manto’s Radio Plays

  Aakriti Mandhwani _______________________________ [i] Saadat Hasan Manto is arguably best known for his oft-acerbic, yet true-to-life depiction of the tragedies that befell India during the partition. “Khol Do” is one such popular narrative;...

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27. 11. 2015
shubha

In Remembrance of Eid

    Shubha  ------------------------- [This essay was first published in Jalsa 4, 2015] *** Eid it is, and yet its presence eludes us. The happiness that used to infect us with the very...

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21. 11. 2015
arindam

A Poet’s Passage

  Arindam Chakrabarti -------------------------------------   Time does not pass; we pass. So writes Bhartrahari. “kaalonayaatah, vayamevayaataah”. Utpal Kumar Basu, having lived for the last decade or so in an entirely undeserved public oblivion...

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15. 11. 2015
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Nirmala Boudi And The Bureaucracy

Amiya Sen   Translated by Bhaswati Ghosh --------------------------------------------------------- Nirman Bhavan–the foundation for which had been laid by the late Lal Bahadur Shastri–is now an imposing structure. As the older Shastri Bhavan became too...

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10. 11. 2015
rongili

Singing The Boatman: Hemango Biswas and the ‘Bahirana’ in Folk Music

Rongili Biswas As part of the legendary folk singer Hemango Biswas’ birth centenary celebration,the first volume of his collected works came out which contained among others, his writings on folk music. As one...

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24. 10. 2015
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Kachchh. Khambhi. Kavya. : Six Poems For My Village of Six Memorial Stones

 Amrit Gangar _________________   Chhasara (chha – six, sarā – memorial stones, also called khāmbhi or pāliya in Kachchh and Kāthiawād; though sarā or saro is a Kachchhi word) is a village of...

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20. 10. 2015
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Why Bear It Like A Crucifix ?

Shiv Prasad Joshi [Translation: HUG] ________________________ That there is a well-planned pattern of attacks is quite evident. One does not need to be thrilled with any prophetic prediction in this regard. People shall...

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15. 10. 2015
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The Ghaat Within

Biswadeb Mukhopadhay ______________________ This is a poet of circularity—of the potter’s wheel, the rotund staircase, local implements like the maku and the turpun, the chakravyuh, the foundation-stone, the navel, the chalice, planetary orbits,...

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09. 10. 2015
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Between Desire and Disability: Karichan Kunju’s Pasittamanidam (Hungry Humanity)

Kiran Keshavamurthy -------------------------------------- Introduction The significance of the literary lies in its ability to imagine the inner workings of the human subject. The imagination of the human mind or body can never be...

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04. 10. 2015
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Why “HokKolorob”?

  Subhasish  Ray --------------------------------- When students from Jadavpur University and their allies in other colleges and universities in West Bengal protested in large numbers last year, against what they correctly interpreted as the...

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30. 09. 2015
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Then Will Come Envy

Viren Dangwal [Translations: Ashok Pande]   Defining the poet of our times, Nazim Hikmet once remarked: “The real poet is not engaged in his love, his happiness or pain. In such poet’s poems...

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24. 09. 2015
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Infernal Encounters: Streets and Interpretation in Mrinal Sen’s Calcutta Trilogy

Somak Mukherjee   In the middle of 1971, when the city of Calcutta according to official figures were witnessing about 200 political killings a month, Mrinal Sen released Interview in some of the...

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20. 09. 2015
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Quite A Few Struggles Remain Local

  Vyomesh Shukla  (for Pranay Krishna) --------------------------------------- A statement about a place means reaching that place. Only they understand the statement of that place whose place it is. The statement about one’s place...

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