calcutta

Pretty lakes, gritty outliers

A photo essay on the changing geographies of Calcutta’s face.

| Aug 06, 2018

The idea of Kolkata

Why author Kushanava Choudhury believes his book is about the present, the Kolkata that is lived in.

| Jan 28, 2018

Tales of broken lands

Armenia, Syria, Bengal – the locations may change, but the unfulfilled longing for a home that is lost remains the same.

| Mar 07, 2016

Bangali bideshe

A West Bengali’s perspective of the Bangladeshi diaspora.

| Oct 19, 2015

In the streets of Dhaka

How has the colonial legacy – and the recent past – affected the trajectory of English-language literature in Bangladesh?

| Oct 15, 2015

My Japanese parents

Remembering what Japan meant to those who dreamt of transforming India after Independence.

| May 31, 2013

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