Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Events  /  Published 16.04.22

An afternoon with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak on books, thoughts, Derrida & Mahasweta Devi

“This is why most books, especially literature, can’t make a truth claim,” she said. “Our imagination is neither rational nor irrational, and yet the way it perceives books can...
By Priyam Marik

India  /  Published 29.03.22

Spivak’s homecoming project

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, eminent literary critic, contributor to the Subaltern Studies Collective and University Professor, Columbia University, and Alapan Bandyopadhyay, administrator and writer, ...
By Our Bureau

Events  /  Published 12.03.22

In pictures: Day 1 of KLF 2022 celebrates Satyajit Ray, Sri Aurobindo, muse, myths & more

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By Priyam Marik

Events  /  Published 10.03.22

Kolkata Literature Festival returns with a power-packed lineup of speakers

Sujata Sen, director, Kolkata Literature Festival, observed: “The forced isolation and uncertainty of the pandemic made many of us turn to books and the arts for solace. It gives me immense happ...
By Priyam Marik

Events  /  Published 01.03.22

Words of wisdom from Alapan Bandyopadhyay and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

She recounted that in 1942 her father, a doctor, was able to cure the queen of Nepal and so the Maharana of Nepal gave him a bag full of gold coins in gratitude. This enabled him to build a house in B...
By Sangbida Lahiri

News  /  Published 24.02.22

In pics: Book launch of Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak, students get credit cards & more

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By My Kolkata Web Desk in Kolkata

Culture  /  Published 13.02.22

The interpretation of SpivakSpeak

In the late 1970s I used to work with Pam Crain, the jazz singer. I was doing the lighting… She never let anyone light her other than me. ‘He somehow manages to make me look younger,&rsqu...
By Upala Sen

Books  /  Published 05.02.21

Steaming cup of life

Coffee is the last thing that comes to mind when one thinks of the Indian Coffee House on College Street. For its patrons, the establishment is synonymous with stimulating intellectual conversations, ...
By Kamalika Basu

Calcutta  /  Published 27.12.20

Literary studies and ethics

Krishna Bose’s website,, was relaunched, too. The even concluded with Krishna Bose’s recorded recitation of the poem “Proshno (Query)” by Rabindranath Tagore. ...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta


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