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Mahasweta Devi
Opinion  /  Published 27.10.21

The White Sadhu: An Englishman in Garhwal

“Aap chronology samjhiye.” The Union home minister’s words, spoken in a different context, can now be justifiably hurled at one of his colleagues, Ashwini K. Choubey, the minister of...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 27.09.21

Too toxic: Saffronization of curriculum

Kannur University recently decided to not include some of the works of V.D. Savarkar and M.S. Golwalkar in the post-graduate course in governance and politics following the recommendations of a commit...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.21

Letters to the editor: Bama, Sukartharini and Mahasweta Devi out of DU syllabus

Muffled voices Sir — The removal of works by two Dalit authors, Bama and Sukartharini, as well as of Mahasweta Devi’s “Draupadi” from the undergraduate English syllabus of Del...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 04.09.21

DU teachers want 'Draupadi' back

A section of English teachers of Delhi University has accused a varsity panel of making a mockery of the "democratic and the due process" in drafting the subject's syllabus and demanded ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.21

Far from epic: DU syllabus changes

Changes in education, in system and content, seem to be gathering momentum. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre is busy imposing its views and values on syllabi without bothering a...
By The Editorial Board

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India  /  Published 27.08.21

Mahasweta’s ‘Draupadi’ makes DU squeamish

Mahasweta Devi’s short story Draupadi was axed from Delhi University’s English honours course because of its description of a rape, a campus official said on a day vice-chancellor P.C. Jos...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty, M.R. Venkatesh in Chennai, New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.08.21

DU to drop Draupadi of Mahasweta

The academic council of Delhi University has decided to drop Maheswata Devi’s short story Draupadi and the autobiographical works of two Dalit writers from the BA English Honours syllabus. ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Entertainment  /  Published 03.07.21

The story of ‘Mahananda’ rolls on

Mahananda is set to release this Durga Puja. “We are extremely happy and relieved that the shooting for our film Mahananda has resumed. The entire team is excited! We are happy that the liveliho...
By The Telegraph

Entertainment  /  Published 28.04.21

Film-maker Arindam Sil on his new film ‘Mahananda’

How are you looking at Ishaa to give shape to her character? Ishaa hasn’t given her first shot yet, I am looking forward to working with her, she is a very serious actor. We had a lot of discus...
By Arindam Chatterjee

Opinion  /  Published 08.04.21

A dream of India that should last forever

Some three decades ago, I decided to start working with adivasis and nomadic people. My workplace was Tejgadh, a village in eastern Gujarat. It is situated at the foot of a rocky hill and is...
By G.N. Devy


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