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Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Nehru: legacy, 16 stormy days

The reverberations of this neutering of the original, unalloyed Constitution, Singh correctly points out, resonate to this day. The source of the Indian State’s repeated infractions on liberty t...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 02.07.20

Love in the time of hate: The amorous jihad

But if one side of this story is mired in fanaticism and paranoia, the other — that of Sanauallah Khan and four others, who had been falsely accused of gang-raping a Hindu woman — is a tes...
By Sohini Chakraborty in

Books  /  Published 02.07.20

Bengal: An incomplete account of a historical experience

Take, for instance, the essay on Sagar island and the marauders of the Sundarbans that explores the possibility of developing an ecological approach to border politics and the activities of those grou...
By Lakshmi Subramanian in

Books  /  Published 29.06.20

Painful truth: Internalising abuse, its aftermath

Interestingly, in the first of many micro-escalations of the abuse, Strane gives Vanessa his own copy of Lolita. In Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov lets the child indict Humbert Humbert, her abuser and the n...
By Nayantara Mazumder in Una

Books  /  Published 27.06.20

Paradoxes in the life of Babasaheb Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s life was about as full of contradictions and paradoxes as can be imagined, and, thus, in many ways, can be read as an allegory of the new India that he helped fashion an...
By Samantak Das in

Books  /  Published 11.06.20

Lives in history and myth

Winrow seamlessly connects the fortunes of one family with the history of the places they inhabited and the events that changed their lives. For instance, there are delightful forays into the origins ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 11.06.20

The melody of discordant notes

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By Argha Kr Banerjee in

Books  /  Published 06.06.20

Gandhi's relationship with music

From a study of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s life, it appears that he tended to view acts associated with pleasure as tasks, and never indulged (if that is the right word) in a task if it did not co...
By S.D. Chaudhuri in

Books  /  Published 04.06.20

Women in transition

It has taken a pandemic-induced global lockdown to make visible to us the millions of invisible, desperate migrant labourers whose toil sustains us and the nation. In this context, appreciation is due...
By Sutanuka Ghosh in

Books  /  Published 04.06.20

An endless voyage across turbulent waters

It is not seas alone that separate continents: distance also emerges in the form of different languages, cultures and world-views of people. Yet, human lives across the world are also connected by at ...
By Kamalika Basu in


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