Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Entertainment  /  Published 08.04.22

'RRR' link to Bankim Chandra's 'Anandamath'

April 8 marks the 128th death anniversary of novelist Maharishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. On this special day, author-turned-filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee and former Head of Zee Studios...
By Our Correspondent in Mumbai

Places  /  Published 22.01.22

Enid Blyton to Bankim, he gave me the greatest gift of all

A few days later, a tiny article on an inside page of The Telegraph read: “Dilip Kr. Banerjee, owner of Banerjee Publishing, dies at 92”.  I sat in silence for a while as a tear roll...
By Ritisha Mitra

Lifestyle  /  Published 08.09.21

Serialised novel: A first for Rushdie, staple format for Bengal classics

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By Upasya Bhowal

Opinion  /  Published 02.08.21

Bhagavad Gita and Indian national movement

It feels strangely disquieting to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav amidst the untold suffering caused by the pandemic. Perhaps the anxiety about an uncertain present and an even more unpred...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Entertainment  /  Published 04.07.21

Maestro of the movies

Gopalakrishnan’s character study of an irresponsible, careless man who transforms himself to be a sensible individual is particularly unforgettable for Bharath Gopi’s brilliant performance...
By Priyanka Roy 


Opinion  /  Published 25.02.21

Fiction was once the refuge of the thief

In a nation that has slipped six places to rank a lowly 86 among 180 countries in 2020’s Corruption Perception Index, ‘thief’ — chor— unsurprisingly, has often been ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 18.02.21

Political connotations of symbols

There are many controversies that have a habit of periodically resurfacing. One of the more interminable disputes from history that acquire contemporary political connotations is the one centred on Ba...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Heritage  /  Published 24.01.21

When the books left the building

At 8 o’clock on a pre-Covid Sunday morning, I walked into the National Library in Alipore in Calcutta. The reading room of the 180-year-old building was open to members although it was a holiday...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

India  /  Published 29.06.19

TMC seeks Bankim Chandra statue in Parliament

The Trinamul Congress on Friday demanded that a statue of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, the revered author and poet who penned the national song Vande Mataram, be installed in Parliament so that tribu...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.06.19

Maps of belonging: Debi Choudhurani’s sanctuary

The mid-morning sun was blinding as the car turned left at Goshala More near Jalpaiguri town. Ahead, work on a national highway barred the way forward, as machines and hard-hatted men moved about on a...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty


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