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07. 07. 2015
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That Brass Of Our Inheritance

   Translations: Tarun Bhartiya  ____________________________________   Raghuvir Sahay   Laugh Laugh Laugh Instantly   Laugh - you are being watched,   Laugh  but not at yourself because its bitterness Would be noticed and...

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30. 06. 2015
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Ritual Transgression, Historical Intervention, Ontological Exit

  Soumyabrata Choudhury     Prologue Even as I write this we are being sermonized from the Mount. We are being told to clean up: Swachh B. It has been a rather rapid...

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26. 06. 2015
parimal

Sweet Water, Silvery Ilish

    Parimal Bhattacharya This is a translation from Abdul Jabbar's Banglar Chalchitra, a collection of vignettes that capture the sights and sounds of south Bengal, its people and places, the dialects and daily...

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20. 06. 2015
shubha

From the Diary of a Desolate Immigrant

    Shubha [translation HUG]   One of the finest poets of contemporary India, these pages from Shubha’s diary were first published in Jalsa 3  (2010). It took HUG four months to go back and...

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14. 06. 2015
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‘Fearless, You Cannot Be My Prey’

Savithri Rajeevan As You Bathe Your Mother As you bathe your mother be mindful as with a child. Let the body not slip from your hands let the water be mildly warm Do...

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03. 06. 2015
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The Twilight Tavern

Suranjana Choudhury/Amitabha Dev Choudhury Ordinarily I sit here. The road on the right hand side of Devdoot Cinema hall approaching Circuit House progressively culminates towards this bar. It is a small bar with...

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24. 05. 2015
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The Silence of the Lambs: The Case of Presidency University Now

 Brinda Bose   “My word’s but a whisper, your deafness a shout” Jethro Tull Some serious questions arise from the imbroglio this month at Presidency University, Calcutta, the latest in a series of...

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21. 05. 2015
world philology

Scholar no Intellectual ? : Trends in Humanities Overground

[Trends in Humanities Overground: A HUG survey] ------------------------------------------------------------- James Turner, in his monumental work Philology: The Forgotten Origins of Modern Humanities (2014) , makes an early distinction:  between the scholar and the philosopher/intellectual. Not...

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19. 05. 2015
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The Nineteenth of May, Selections

  Translations: Arjun Chaudhuri ---------------------------------------- Feeling the Nineteeth--of Poetry and Resistance   Tushar Kanti Nath    The Language Movement of 1961 has provided immense enthusiasm to the poets and writers of Barak Valley; it...

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16. 05. 2015
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Keisham Priyokumar and the Economy of Fragmented Narratives

Loiya Leima Oinam [This essay is on changing trends in identity formation in Manipur. I focus on the construction of the ethnic outsider in relation to anti-outsider movements and the Kuki Naga clashes...

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08. 05. 2015
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Fafamau

    Prasanta Chakravarty   ওর আর কোনো গতি নেই জানো, কবিতা লেখা ছাড়া—she does not have any recourse, you know, other than writing poetry. This is what rings in my ears. This...

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02. 05. 2015
anil

Fake Tree, Real Death

     Anil Kumar  Yadav   [The original Hindi version of this essay appeared in Tehelka yesterday, May 1, 2015.  Translation: HUG] ----------------------------------------- Among the things with which the future shall take stock of and measure...

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24. 04. 2015
Lettrist International 1954

No More Flat Feet

Serge Berna, Jean-Louis Brau, Guy-Ernest Debord & Gil J. Wolman Internationale Lettriste #1 (November 1952) _________________________________________ Sub Mack Sennett director, sub-Max Linder actor, Stavisky of the tears of unwed mothers and the little orphans...

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18. 04. 2015
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Gathering Shadows, Shamsher Bahadur Singh

Lakshmidhar Malviya (Gathering Shadows, Shamsher Bahadur Singh. Years covered: 1961-1975) __________________________________________________ ईमान गड़बड़ी में है दिल के हिसाब में लिक्खा हुआ कुछ और मिला है किताब में (Top Floor, Just Fit, 1961)  ***...

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