Bengal Famine Of 1943
Books  /  Published 18.06.21

Pages heaped with taste, memory and soul

When Oscar Wilde wrote, “[n]othing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul,” he may as well have been talking about food. ‘Soul food’...
By Nayantara Mazumder

World  /  Published 25.07.20

BBC carped for anti-Churchill report

The British historian Dominic Sandbrook has attacked the BBC for carrying reports about Winston Churchill’s alleged culpability in aggravating the effects of the Bengal Famine of 1943 without in...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 15.12.18

How Robert Clive raided India for the Company

In June 1744, the 19-year-old Clive arrived not in Calcutta but in the Company’s oldest settlement, Fort St. George in modern-day Chennai. Here he spent the next two years fidgeting as, seated at a ...
By Alex Rutherford

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.18

The war that epitomised the callousness of imperialism

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Bengal famine of 1943, a heart-rending episode in which three million persons died, and which epitomised the callousness of imperialism. The scale of devast...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Culture  /  Published 08.12.18

Meet the survivors of the 1943 Bengal Famine

The island is called K-Plot. It might be only 130 kilometres south of Calcutta, but it is not easy to access. First, you have to take the Lakshmikantapur-bound local train from Sealdah. Get off at Mat...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 11.01.20

The saheb of Gosaba

You know, Hamilton Sahib used to say that mahajans are like ‘hookworms’,” he says, leaning in conspiratorially. Then adds, “Hamilton Sahib was against jotdars or mahajans, basically middlemen....
By Moumita Chaudhuri


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