A prolific Marxist Bengali writer, Manik lays bare the blurry limits of necessary and ‘superfluous’ in exploring a truly human way of surviving.
A Century Since the Kallol Era, ‘Pataldangar Panchali’ by Manish Ghatak Still Remains an Exemplar of Understanding the ‘Self’ through the ‘Other’
The post-Tagorean Bengali writer Manish Ghatak was a pioneer in chronicling the marginalised underbelly of twentieth-century colonial Calcutta with a keen sense of its gendered experience. While the …
of love and borders
i used to wonder / what caused so much conflict / purple blue bodies / lying unclaimed / on both sides.
In Illustrations: A Night at Urs E Khusravi
The 719th Urs (death anniversary) celebration of beloved poet Hazrat Amir Khusrau was celebrated from May 7 to May 11 at Delhi's Dargah Sharif.
It’s 1941 to 1943 or 2023…
Books are always burnt before / humans are put into the gas chamber - / A prelude. A Starter.
In Illustrations: May Day and Its History
May 1 is observed as International Workers' Day. In illustrations, The Wire recounts the long history for workers' rights.
The Histrionics of the ‘Other Woman’ and the Changing Dynamics of the ‘Family’
The ‘Other Woman’ is an uncomfortable topic of discussion, today, as always. She is viewed as a ‘taboo’ in herself, someone that a woman should abstain from being or …
Wither Critical Historical Thought: Reflections on Changes in the Class 12th NCERT Textbook
Majoritarian States create a homogenous national subject in opposition to the idea of the “other” to sustain themselves. The construction of the “other” in the Indian context has seen …
The Future of History: Holding on or Letting go the ‘Indian’ Mughal Past
We have closely witnessed the beauty of their architecture, marvelled at their paintings, read their literature, relished the cuisine they perfected, flaunt clothing that they designed. Are we ready …