Bengal

Performing politics

On the obscured political legacy of the dancer Bulbul Chowdhury.

| Nov 04, 2019

A novel of thresholds

‘Basanti’ and writing the New Woman in Odia literary culture

| May 22, 2019

Mr Moti

A short story

| Jan 14, 2019

Bangali bideshe

A West Bengali’s perspective of the Bangladeshi diaspora.

| Oct 19, 2015

In search of a different truth

The Bauls of Bengal tread the line between cultural preservation and modernity.

| Dec 11, 2014

Bengali theatre, then and now

What is wrong, and what is right, with the industry.

| May 28, 2014

Tasher Desh says ‘bandh bhenge dao’

The recent film rendition of the play Tasher Desh offers a radically different take and is among many attempts to reinterpret Tagoreana.

| Nov 20, 2013

Watching the detectives

Can Bengal’s enduring love affair with fictional detectives translate from the adda to the Indian big screen?

| Nov 08, 2013

The Sultanate’s return

Tracing the origins of Islamic Bangladesh.

| Mar 12, 2012

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