23. 08. 2014

Gossip, Gossip, Gossip ! The Jail is Full of Gossip.

Snehangshu Kanta Acharyya [S.K. Acharyya was in prison in 1963, under the Defense of India Rules, which empowered the Government of India to imprison whoever it wanted as long as it wanted, without...

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11. 08. 2014

That Titillating Object of Capital: Reading the new Airtel advertisement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9BlI9nhqTE  Manash Bhattacharjee   The new Airtel advertisement, which shows the relationship between a man and a woman where the woman plays the boss in office as and the wife at home, has...

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07. 08. 2014

‘What! Nothing more?’

Sergey Stepnyak-Kravchinsky [Quite early in life Stepnyak began secretly to sow the sentiments of democracy among the peasants in the Russian countryside. His teaching did not long remain a secret, and in 1874 he...

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29. 07. 2014

Patronage, Learning, Innovation

Prasanta Chakravarty The career of poet Samuel Daniel (1562-1619) is a powerful instance of how a poet might succeed through patronage, quite independent of his considerable talent. After his education at Oxford, he...

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26. 07. 2014

“Why are you laughing?” : George Seferis In Conversation With Edmund Keeley

  George Seferis,  in conversation with Edmund Keeley Seferis was nearing the end of his longest visit to the United States at the time of this interview, which took place in late December...

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17. 07. 2014

Bhaskar Chakrabarty’s Diary—1982: A Selection

  1/1 Gist. A political journalist is more than a prostitute.   1/1 a poem is a deer with a dream in it.   1/1  Defeat becomes us.   14/1 Piku-Sadgati— incomparable, incomparable...

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12. 07. 2014

Shrapnel Minima: The Acknowledgment Page

  [ The humanitiesunderground book is about to appear soon.  Within a month's time perhaps. We thank every single well wisher and reader. Below, a reproduction of the acknowledgment page.]  tutulova & all...

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08. 07. 2014

Images of Listening: Word-Pictures from a Journey through Music

Moushumi Bhowmik and Sukanta Majumdar The pictures are spread before us like disjointed tiles—photographs from our long and entwined journey through music in Bengal. It’s two of us; one singer and writer, the...

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28. 06. 2014

On ‘Mudradosh’: Jibanananda Das and the Paradox of Subjectivity

Nazmul Sultan [Nazmul Sultan is a PhD student in Political Theory at the University of Chicago. He is also one of the editors of Itihashjan, a journal of politics and philosophy in Bengali.]...

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22. 06. 2014

Ireland, Antigone and Sundry Mourning Bodies

 Kusumita Datta [Kusumita Datta has submitted her MPhil work, undertaken at the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. HUG thanks Amlan Dasgupta for facilitating the publication of this essay.] My larger work constitutes...

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08. 06. 2014

Dubey Is No Tolstoy & That’s That: The Contemporary Popular In Hindi

Aakriti Mandhwani   The English publishing market today is beside itself with questions of viability, visibility and visualization of the popular book. The contemporary Indian book market in English is clearly witnessing a...

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31. 05. 2014


Akhlaq Dorji Chanda   The two of them entered the world of blunt trauma. And a thick vat of pounding love and lust. In the woods on the southfacing slopes, just beyond the...

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30. 05. 2014

‘Irreparable Loss Should Be Forgotten As Soon As Possible’

In a conversation with Anil Sinha, Vamik Jaunpuri also says, ‘Poems should not be slogans but they must be loud enough.’ The interview appeared in a Commemorative volume for Anil Sinha, published by the Anil...

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20. 05. 2014

Prayers, Power, Coronation

1649, Charles I--bodies temporal & eternal Eikon Basilike -The Pourtrature of His Sacred Majestie in His Solitudes and Sufferings---Frontispiece. *************************************************************************** 1530-1584, Ivan IV (The Terrible): stills from Sergei Eisenstein's 1944 film. *************************************************************************** 1973, Chile: Augusto José Ramón...

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