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Saikat Niyogi

Articles by Saikat Niyogi

The Cashmere Game: Why Britain And Russia Were Engaged In High-Stakes Tussle Over Kashmir

The Cashmere Game: Why Britain And Russia Were Engaged In High-Stakes Tussle Over Kashmir

Jul 23, 2020 Saikat Niyogi

With Kashmir nestled within, Britain and Russia were engaged in an all-terrain, high-stakes tussle over land,...

Books To Read In The Time Of Coronavirus Lockdown

Books To Read In The Time Of Coronavirus Lockdown

Mar 27, 2020 Saikat Niyogi

From Albert Camus's The Plague to The Inspector Maigret Series by Georges Simenon, here's a list of books you...

C.R. Das: ‘Anger, Disgust’

C.R. Das: ‘Anger, Disgust’

Sep 25, 2019 Saikat Niyogi

Chittaranjan Das' first disagreement with Gandhi occurred over the quality of the Government of India Act 1919

The Impact Of Gandhi's Satyagraha And An Indian Victory In Racist South Africa

The Impact Of Gandhi's Satyagraha And An Indian Victory In Racist South Africa

Sep 25, 2019 Saikat Niyogi

Mahatma Gandhi's patient battle with General JC Smuts, the colonial secretary of Transvaal in 1907, helped...

Hounds, When Their Blood’s Up

Hounds, When Their Blood’s Up

Apr 26, 2018 Saikat Niyogi

Spanning 73 years, a survey of 12 murders splits open the depraved criminal mind. They show, too, the...

The Unfinished Road To Delhi

The Unfinished Road To Delhi

Mar 30, 2018 Saikat Niyogi

Ashis Ray dismantles the ‘mystery’ of Netaji’s death through an intense scrutiny of evidence. The...

Back To Leonardo’s Notebooks

Back To Leonardo’s Notebooks

Jan 25, 2018 Saikat Niyogi

Hermetically sealed disciplinary rigour is passe, says this book. Liberal arts-­science college education...

Beware The Highwaymen

Beware The Highwaymen

Oct 13, 2017 Saikat Niyogi

Within its slim girth, Manu Joseph’s new novel manages a bilious survey of things held dear in India,...

When The Devil Wore Feldgrau

When The Devil Wore Feldgrau

Sep 01, 2017 Saikat Niyogi

English fiction makes a rare rendezvous with the eastern front in WWII. This journey through a corner of...

So Then, What’ve You Seen?

So Then, What’ve You Seen?

Jun 15, 2017 Saikat Niyogi

Nadeem Aslam’s novelistic Lahore bristles with rage, hatred and a demonic energy, taking a magnifying glass...

Grimshaw's Night Walk And An Air Of Doom-Filled Mystery

Grimshaw's Night Walk And An Air Of Doom-Filled Mystery

Apr 18, 2017 Saikat Niyogi

'A typical Grimshaw scene is often a leafy, lonely lane skirted by a walled stretch, revealing a brooding...

A Tragedy Brought By Raag Lalit

A Tragedy Brought By Raag Lalit

Dec 08, 2016 Saikat Niyogi

These tales, set in small-town Assam, speak of torments and desires, and are soaked in music

Watermark 1916: The War Foundry

Watermark 1916: The War Foundry

Oct 26, 2016 Saikat Niyogi

Exactly a hundred years ago, the Great War was in full blast. The shock waves it set off still influence...

Y Tu Mama Tambien (Spanish)

Y Tu Mama Tambien (Spanish)

Jan 11, 2016 Saikat Niyogi

The still waters of emotional stress that lie beneath rambunctious cooldom

Letter From An Unknown Woman (English)

Letter From An Unknown Woman (English)

Jan 11, 2016 Saikat Niyogi

A journey of innocence to experience, of unrequited, selfless and selfish love, and love found and lost...

Contempt (French)

Contempt (French)

Jan 11, 2016 Saikat Niyogi

Godard’s voluptuous, sunlit film is a shuffling, like so many cards, of motifs modern and classical

Their Spines Tingle Still

Their Spines Tingle Still

Nov 02, 2015 Saikat Niyogi

Old magazines may seem to be a foreign country, yet they satisfactorily explain the bewildering present

Teja Singh In Flanders Fields

Teja Singh In Flanders Fields

Dec 15, 2014 Saikat Niyogi

A photobook recalls, at many levels, the Great War’s impact on Indian soldiers, but treads lightly on the...

Mustard Gas Over Flemish Fields

Mustard Gas Over Flemish Fields

Mar 31, 2014 Saikat Niyogi

An overview: the hope, the turning points, the causes, the belligerents, the impact, the futility...

Our Many Plays And Misses

Our Many Plays And Misses

Sep 02, 2013 Saikat Niyogi

The selection and context-setting is impeccable, with a playful eye pic­king out the unusual along with the...