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Books  /  Published 21.12.18

Aatish Taseer's Benares is more than a cliche

On one of his visits to Benares, Aatish Taseer is dazzled by the sight of scholars conducting an academic conversation in fluent Sanskrit. In The Twice-Born: Life and Death on the Ganges, the lan...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Books  /  Published 09.05.19

Portrait of the artist as a traveller

The Vincent Van Gogh Atlas By Nienke Denekamp and René van Blerk with Teio Meedendorp, Yale/Van Gogh Museum, $22.50...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Books  /  Published 08.11.18

Theatre fires Palestine's cultural resistance

The first section introduces Juliano Mer Khamis and his mother, Arna, who, in spite of their Israeli past, were the primary players in inspiring a movement of challenge/resistance in the Israeli-occup...
By Abhijit Sen

Books  /  Published 27.09.19

Planned Violence: The great wall within

[{"id":1,"type":"text","value":"Planned Violence invokes Frantz Fanon\u2019s view of the colonial city as a divided world, a spatial template for segregation. It invites attention to the less acknowle...
By Deeptanil Ray

Books  /  Published 01.11.18

No Azaadi for Dalit agricultural labourers

Muktidih is the fictitious name given by Anand Chakravarti to a village in Bihar which he has been visiting for two decades. That the irony of naming is deliberate becomes evident as the leitmotif of ...
By Hia Sen

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Books  /  Published 06.09.19

The transformation of India into a malicious republic

“The idea of a peace-loving, nonviolent India exists, persists, as part of a selectively constructed and assiduously cultivated national self-image in the midst of a society pervaded by social and p...
By Subhash Gatade

Books  /  Published 25.10.18

What it was like for Brit expats in Indian colony

The political, colonial, imperial debate around the peoples and the map of India that are the constant surroundings and backdrop to the lives of the British individuals described in The British in Ind...
By Anabel Loyd

Books  /  Published 09.08.19

India: The surveillant state

One wonders if what India has been witnessing in the last decade or so indicates a neo-liberal economy riding on the shoulders of Hindutva, or Hindutva seizing the neo-liberal moment to bolster Hindu ...
By Prasanta Ray

Books  /  Published 27.09.18

Is Pakistan doomed or can it be reimagined?

All homelands are imaginary, all nations are invented, while the imagination holds people in its sway strongly enough to make them behave in quite perverse ways — be it in the defence of a book, or ...
By Kingshuk Chatterjee

Books  /  Published 20.09.18

Never say die

In Rethinking Higher Education in India (WordsWorth, Rs 275), Hema V. Raghavan deals with an issue that is often at the heart of public discourse in the country. Parties from across the political spec...
By Debapriya Banerjee


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