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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15. 05. 2014

Crows in the Mist

  Parimal Bhattacharya 'Most of the mango trees around our house were part of the family’s common property. Nobody had rights over the green fruits that dropped on their own, sometimes hit by...

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09. 05. 2014

An Animal, A Night, A Scream

Constant Nieuwenhuys   [Constant Nieuwenhuys  (1920-2005), the Dutch painter, sculptor, graphic artist, author, musician and architect, along with Asger Jorn, initiated the avant-garde art movement CoBrA (1948-51).  In July 1948 Constant founded Reflex, Experimentele Groep in...

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30. 04. 2014

Symbol

Ritwik Kumar Ghatak   Symbol—what we call prateek in Bangla.  The thing is the fruit of proliferating human thinking and meditation. These days, I feel, its behaviour and movements have also had an...

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19. 04. 2014

The Final Womb: A Script

  Falguni Roy   [Falguni Roy, poet and visionary— one of the rarest of rare voices from the subcontinent, died at the unripe age of 33 in May, 1981. HUG thanks Abhisek Chakraborty...

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13. 04. 2014
Premchand’s Fantasies and the Nation as Allegory

Premchand’s Fantasies and the Nation as Allegory

Paresh Chandra I This essay comes after, and is an attempt to rethink, parts of a longer study of Premchand’s novels that I had completed (after a manner) almost a year ago. In that...

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10. 04. 2014

‘Event, Metaphor, Memory’ Or A Tale of Two Disciplines

  Brinda Bose   Event I: At the Social Sciences Building, DU, on an April afternoon Shahid Amin has about a year to go for his retirement from the History department at Delhi...

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05. 04. 2014

The Vision of Drythelm

  Jacques Le Goff [Jacques Le Goff, the medieval historian and editor-in-chief of the journal Annales died last Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Here is a section from his ground-breaking work The Birth of...

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30. 03. 2014

This Beautiful Parable of the May-Be Land

Prasanta Chakravarty     आँखों देखी—The film begins with flying and ends in flying. A man takes a leap off a cliff and piercing wind brushes against his face and lo, he is a...

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22. 03. 2014

Heaven, Hell and Five Books

  Ma Jian, in a conference on ActivistHumanities at SOAS, University of London last week, said that Tiananmen made a writer out of him. And travelling 10,000 miles after the event made him a Chinese. When you see and...

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11. 03. 2014

Hiuen Tsang

  Temsula Ao   When I was assigned to a regular House after about a week of my arrival, I was ‘appropriated’ by some seniors who were already in class X. As a...

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01. 03. 2014

Vernaculars Underground: Histories, Politics, Aesthetics–ABSTRACTS AND BIONOTES

March 7th and 8th, NMML, New Delhi I           Speakers Anil Yadav, Sinews of the Political in the Hindi Underground The world of blogs is a mystery. It comes...

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20. 02. 2014

The Wayfarer of Being

Manash Bhattacharjee   [This obituary piece was written on the night of 19 April 1998, in Poorvanchal, JNU, on receiving the news of Octavio Paz’s death. It was handwritten in a ruled class...

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