The Telegraph
| Sunday, August 27, 2017 |


On the Mound of the Dead

He discovered the Mohenjodaro ruins that changed history only to find himself thrust into oblivion not only by his British superior but also by future generations of his countrymen. Paromita Sen tells the fascinating story of Rakhaldas Banerji

Exactly a hundred years ago began the journey that led to the discovery of Mohenjodaro in Larkana district in Sind, now in Pakistan. That journey took off in Calcutta. The olden story was unravelling at a talk organised at the Indian Museum in... | Read»

Reversed drill, after Charlottesville

The subtle ways in which prejudice preys on either side of our dividing lines

A FEW days after the attacks of September 11, a Muslim family invited me to dinner. There was an uncomfortable silence at the table when the news showed replays of the airplanes striking the twin... | Read»

And Quiet Flows the Hooghly

The river that once nurtured a unique tradition of art and culture must now witness its ignominy. Prasun Chaudhuri on the temples of Bengal's Sukchar

ROOTING FOR RECALL:  One of the Shiv temples at Sukchar; (above) the site in Renoir’s 1951 film, The River . Pic: Amit Datta When French filmmaker Jean Renoir was shooting The River in... | Read»

The Prisoner of Robinson Street

In life, he didn’t get a chance to tell his tale, and with his death the speculation multiplied. Upala Sen speaks to someone who had the ears of Partho De, the man who lived in Calcutta’s ‘house of horrors’

Tragedies are made in heaven; earthly settings merely showcase the craftsmanship that has gone into their making. Robinson Street in central Calcutta cannot be called crooked, but it has always... | Read»