09. 03. 2015

Calcutta, Crow

Brinda Bose I what conversations do you hold with the room you grew up in? are they the colour texture stink of seaweed, soaked in the spirit of briny seas olive black with...

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03. 03. 2015

Women in Unemployment & Revolutions at the Workplace

Avinash Mishra   [Avinash Mishra is one of the most expressive, dangerous and suicidal voices in the world of literature today. The following reflection arises out of Agyeya’s Shekhar: Ek Jeevani, a novel...

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01. 03. 2015

Textile Strikes and the Dialectical Montage: Looking at Albert Pinto ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?

Mantra Mukim In one of the early scenes in the film, Albert Pinto ko Gussa Kyun Aata hain?, we see Albert Pinto entering his house, and demanding a cup of tea. A harmless...

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12. 02. 2015

Kafka’s Parable, or, Literature Between Past and Future

Supriya Chaudhuri Suhita Sinha Roy Memorial Lecture, Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi, 9 January 2015. This lecture was delivered in the evening of 9 January, Professor Jasodhara Bagchi having passed away in hospital that morning....

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05. 02. 2015
Two Glistening Wheels, a Bell and a Tiffin-Carrier

Two Glistening Wheels, a Bell and a Tiffin-Carrier

Krishna Kalpit   Vishwa Hindi Sammelan   The language in which we wail And shed tears They ride on it And fly up above those clouds   One says I did not go...

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18. 01. 2015

Under Tiger-striped Skies

Parimal Bhattacharya ‘I don’t know how fear, like an enzyme, triggers a chemical reaction of memory and imagination. Perhaps it plays such tricks: it not only paralyses the present and casts long shadows...

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15. 01. 2015

No Phallus, No Death

Udayan Ghosh Choudhury   Tarpan (i) baba had said: however tall you grow, let your feet be grounded since then i am standing with my two legs on the ground ma, tell me...

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05. 01. 2015

Cannibal Manifesto

Oswaldo de Andrade Cannibalism: An Introduction to “Cannibal Manifesto”   The starting date for the Brazilian modernist movement, which advocated a return to the soil, is usually given as 1922, when the major...

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28. 12. 2014

The Occupation of Art’s Labor: An Interview with Julia Bryan-Wilson

On November 28, 2011, Chris Mansour interviewed Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam...

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17. 12. 2014

In Praise of Historical Materialism as a certain Philosophy of Nature

Soumyabrata Choudhury What is an extremely sober and measured account of some of the greatest European philosophers of the 20th century is also a book smelted in the fire of a certain materialism....

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07. 12. 2014

“Mrs. R. P. Sengupta”

                                                Keya Chakravarty (1975)[i]    [translated by: Trina Nileena Banerjee]  ...

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01. 12. 2014

Disruptive Noumena

    Siddharth Soni I. Linda  Gascrif’s visual poem appears in a September 2005 edition of the Times Literary Supplement: “… I give you blank space { } to protest.” Only a few...

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22. 11. 2014

The Nineteenth of May and I

Shaktipada Brahmachari (Translated by Arjun Chaudhuri, from উনিশে মে ও আমি, Dainik Jugosankha, 20th May, 2001)                                       ---------------------------------------...

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14. 11. 2014

Salaam Boi-mela!

  Utpalkumar Basu The 11:40 local. I was returning on it. Possibly this is the last train for returning to Kolkata from the suburbs. Wintry night. Biting chill. Only a few passengers in...

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