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‘Calcutta is a Great Gallery’: chaloman shilpa andolan, or The Dynamic Art Movement

‘Calcutta is a Great Gallery’: chaloman shilpa andolan, or The Dynamic Art Movement

The year was 1970 – the Naxalite movement was ebbing in Calcutta. I left my home in College Street for Tripura: a kind of exile.

Twins in Suffering: Dostoyevsky and Baudelaire

Twins in Suffering: Dostoyevsky and Baudelaire

Last summer, while preparing a chronology of the life of Charles Baudelaire, I hit upon a fact which I had not found in any book: Baudelaire and Dostoyevsky were born in the same year.

The Bengali Baudelaire

The Bengali Baudelaire

I was formally introduced to Baudelaire in the last year of the last century. I was a university student, and, the nature of such an introduction being what it is, chose to look away.

The 6<sup>th</sup> Symposium in the ‘Literary Activism’ series: ‘Decolonisation’. Schedule for 20<sup>th</sup> and 21<sup>st</sup> March 2021

The 6th Symposium in the ‘Literary Activism’ series: ‘Decolonisation’. Schedule for 20th and 21st March 2021

Hosted by Ashoka University, in partnership with TORCH, Oxford University, the India Oxford Initiative, and the India International Centre...

‘English New Year’ and other poems

‘English New Year’ and other poems

The English translations below, of three poems by the 19th-century Bengali poet Iswar Gupta, are part of an ongoing project.