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Get lost in translation

Get lost in translation

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Thu, Mar 3 2016

India’s tourism policies paint a troubling picture of its government’s prejudices. This is the first...

Bombay or Mumbai?

Bombay or Mumbai?

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Mon, Feb 29 2016

Where people matter, Mumbai wins There is a section of the Bombay-not-Mumbai crowd that refuses to admit...

The language of freedom

The language of freedom

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Tue, Feb 23 2016

All mother languages have equal rights, and so do their speakers If my mother tongue is shaking the...

The spectre of Partition

The spectre of Partition

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Tue, Feb 9 2016

Partition continues to shape the demographics, culture, and politics of the regionThe spectre of Partition...

‘Jamaat is certainly not...

‘Jamaat is certainly not...

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Thu, Feb 4 2016

Garga Chatterjee interviews Maidul Islam, author of Limits of Islamism: Jamaat-e-Islami in Contemporary...

‘Jamaat has accepted

‘Jamaat has accepted

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Wed, Feb 3 2016

Garga Chatterjee interviews Maidul Islam, author of Limits of Islamism: Jamaat-e-Islami in Contemporary...

Starting up a storm

Starting up a storm

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Sat, Jan 30 2016

Bangladesh should take notes from the ‘Start-up India’ scheme -- and go in the opposite direction with...

Are khaki crimes not crimes?

Are khaki crimes not crimes?

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Mon, Jan 18 2016

A system that protects rapists and murderers in uniform is a system that needs to be smashed It was...

Democracy in Arunachal Pradesh?

Democracy in Arunachal Pradesh?

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Sun, Jan 3 2016

The Indian government has a long history of manipulating state politicsNot all is right in the state...

Making haters out of neighbours

Making haters out of neighbours

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Thu, Dec 17 2015

India throwing its weight around vis-à-vis Nepal reveals a certain moral hollowness After years of political...

Respecting the dark mother

Respecting the dark mother

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Thu, Dec 3 2015

In spite of the Indian government’s attitude, Kali Puja prevails November 10 was Kali Puja in West Bengal...

Kali Puja in the time of Diwali

Kali Puja in the time of Diwali

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Wed, Nov 25 2015

Bengal is divided over a clash of festivalsWhat importance is accorded to which people by governments...

The axis of exclusion

The axis of exclusion

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Thu, Nov 19 2015

The Hindi-isation of the public sphere, led by the elite, excludes speakers of Bihar’s own languages...

Remembering 1965, forgetting 1965, celebrating...

Remembering 1965, forgetting 1965, celebrating...

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Sat, Nov 7 2015

50 years after the war of 1965, India must ask some hard questions about the truth of what happenedThe...

'West Bengal has witnessed a huge...

'West Bengal has witnessed a huge...

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Fri, Oct 30 2015

Tell us about Wild Animals Prohibited. Subimal Misra has quite a substantial body of work. How do you...

‘It needed a Tamil to translate this...

‘It needed a Tamil to translate this...

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Wed, Oct 28 2015

V Ramaswamy talks to Garga Chatterjee about how he happened to take up the Misra translation project,...

Make ends meat

Make ends meat

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Thu, Oct 15 2015

The meat-ban in India is an attempt to homogenise the nationMumbai and Delhi are the sanctum sanctorum...

‘There arose a burning question: Did...

‘There arose a burning question: Did...

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Fri, Oct 9 2015

A conversation with Janam Mukherjee, author of Hungry Bengal: War, Famine, and End of EmpireHungry Bengal:...

Not-so-humble origins

Not-so-humble origins

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Fri, Oct 2 2015

Rags to riches stories obscure the reality of upward mobilityThere are certain special positions in the...

The real Hindi

The real Hindi

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Mon, Sep 7 2015

The number of Hindi speakers in India is not as large as one may thinkHindi in the Devanagari script...

Violence in the name of politics

Violence in the name of politics

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Thu, Aug 27 2015

The primacy of violence is a sure sign of a lack of democratic contestationThe idea of an academic institution...