West Bengal

When comprehensive means cosmetic

India's pollution metrics fail to capture the complex reality of environmental degradation.

| Mar 25, 2020

Nagarkirtan’s intersections

Kaushik Ganguly’s transgender love story is a nuanced and unflinching account of life on the margins.

| Jun 03, 2019

The eddies in the boundary

Goutam Ghose’s 'Sankhachil' over-simplifies West Bengal-Bangladesh border politics.

| Jun 22, 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

The 13 men from Subalpur

Sonia Faleiro's book on the Birbhum gang rape is riddled with inconsistencies and contradictions.

| Jul 10, 2015

Why the Teesta matters

Effective hydro-diplomacy is essential in correcting troubled India-Bangladesh relations.

| Jan 14, 2015

Poriborton is not revolution

Ranabir Samaddar’s new book traces the failures of West Bengal politics over the last four decades, but sees revolution where there has been none.

| Jul 15, 2013

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