February 21, 2020

Saikat Niyogi

  • C.R. Das: ‘Anger, Disgust’
    C.R. Das: ‘Anger, Disgust’

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Beware The Highwaymen
    Beware The Highwaymen

    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

    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?

    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

    '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

    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

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

  • Letter From An Unknown Woman (English)
    Letter From An Unknown Woman (English)

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

  • Contempt (French)
    Contempt (French)

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

  • Y Tu Mama Tambien (Spanish)
    Y Tu Mama Tambien (Spanish)

    The still waters of emotional stress that lie beneath rambunctious cooldom

  • Their Spines Tingle Still
    Their Spines Tingle Still

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Seen Through Negatives
    Seen Through Negatives

    A patchwork history of photography in India, a tribute to the image

  • Dawk’s Calling
    Dawk’s Calling

    Justly reclaims the dak bungalow’s place in the Raj’s cultural imaginary.

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