Rabindranath Tagore

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S. Gopalakrishnan
  In  conversation with  Prof. Ashis Nandy   S.Gopalakrishnan: How do you address Tagore’s concept of nationalism which seems contradictory to many people?   Ashis Nandy: Well, a lot of people look very internally inconsistent. To a lot of people, it will seem an inner contradiction, as if Tagore…
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An excerpt from My Days with Ramkinkar Baij by Somendranath Bandyopadhyay, a translation of the original Bangla Shilpi Ramkinkar Alaapchari by Bhaswati Ghosh. To buy visit amazon.in For more information visit Niyogi Books
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We are going out on an ‘archaeological digging’. ‘Archaeological digging’ is an alternative to history used by Michel Foucault for a specific reason. When we read a text, which is full of multiple discourses, we actually read these discourses according to their spatio-temporal contexts. Here we…
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Mini Chandran
The word ‘translate’ comes from the Latin ‘translatio’ where ‘trans’ means across and ‘latus’ means carrying; the word thus means the carrying across of meaning from one language to the other. The various Indian language words for translation do not convey this meaning. Anuvad (speak after),…
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Rajarshi Chunder
The present paper looks into the culinary culture of the Jorasanko Tagore family. Tagores were perhaps the most popular among the Bengali elites of the 19th century. Social reforms, literary activities, reforms for the emancipation of women, they had something to contribute in each of these fields…
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Titas De Sarkar
  Pather Panchali ('Song of the Little Road') [1955]   Amidst huge financial constraints was born a great masterpiece—and a cinematic movement. Pather Panchali heralded the ‘parallel’ school of filmmaking in India, realism being one of its core concerns. Shot over a period of four years, it is an…
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Chandak Sengoopta
  Satyajit Ray (1921–92) is no longer the only Indian filmmaker the world has heard of, but he remains the best-known. Ray’s international reputation, however, does not adequately reflect the complexities and ideological nuances of his films.  Initially hailed as an Indian incarnation of Robert…
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Debaprasad Bandyoapadhyay
[ এটি এক বিদ্যে ব্যাবসায়ী তথা কথা-বনিকের জার্নাল,যাঁর বিশেষজ্ঞতার বিষয় ভাষাতত্ত্ব হলে কি হবে কার্যগতিকে ফিজিক্সের সঙ্গে ভাষাতত্ত্ব মিলিয়েজুলিয়ে কাজ কম্মো করেন।বিদ্যেব্যাবসার খাতিরেই ফান্ডেড/স্পনসরড অবস্থায় বাউলদের মধ্যে মাঠকম্মো থুড়ি ফিল্ড ওয়ার্ক করতে বেরিয়ে পরেন।তাঁর দিনলিপির কিছু নির্বাচিত অংশ,যা…
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