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Peter Brook passes away
Peter Brook, one of the world’s most innovative theatre directors who perfected the art of staging powerful drama in bizarre venues, has died aged 97, his publisher said on Sunday. The British ...
By Reuters in London
Book: Mahabharata: The Epic and The Nation Author: G.N. Devy Publisher: Aleph Price: 499 This is an extended essay on the timeless significance of Mahabharata by one of the well-known literar...
By Manish Thakur
The Mahabharata has fascinated artists for centuries. It is a seemingly inexhaustible source of subjects. What fascinates the veteran artist, Shuvaprasanna, though, are not the tales of...
By Srimoyee Bagchi
An index of transformation
Book: From Dasarajna to Kurukshetra: making of a historical tradition Author: Kanad Sinha Publisher: Oxford Price: Rs1,795 Kanad Sinha’s Dasarajna to Kurukshetra is an ambitious and scholarl...
By Lakshmi Subramanian
If you have to understand Hinduism, you can’t do it through Hindutva: Devdutt Pattanaik
As for Hindutva, it’s a word that was invented in 1894 by a Bengali gentleman called Chandranath Basu. Before the 1890s, Hindutva didn’t exist, just as Hinduism didn’t exist semantic...
By Priyam Marik
The kerfuffle over The Kashmir Files
From the late-1980s till the mid-1990s, when the State’s monopoly over television was broken, India witnessed a spate of extremely popular TV serials that — perhaps unwittingly — had...
By Swapan Dasgupta
Neighbours in my Mirrors
In March 2012, London-based British-Bengali band Khiyo released an audio version of Amar Sonar Bangla, the Bangladeshi national anthem. “One of the people to hear it was Shahriyar Rahman,”...
By Upala Sen
Dawn of the rainbow
A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court, arguing that same-sex marriage should not be permitted in the Hindu Marriage Act as it would be an “intrusion by secular state into the re...
By Chaaru Gupta
A podcast as epic as its source material
Given the fact that the podcast does not bring them any financial gain, the commitment is laudable. Bhawmik’s face lights up when he speaks of five-year-olds writing to him, raving about how the...
By Vedant Karia
Reinterpreting and revitalizing a classic
A classic may endure through time due to its inherent nature, but it can also be reinterpreted and revitalized for the modern age. This regeneration can occur either within a context or by revisiting ...
By A. Raghuramaraju
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