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Book Excerpt | The Expiation: Travails Of A Young Widow

Book Excerpt | The Expiation: Travails Of A Young Widow

Translated from the bestselling Bengali novel Narach, Chronicles of the Lost Daughters captures the glory and decadence of late nineteenth-century colonial Bengal. The story of a widow, Bhubonmoni, it features historical figures such as Nawab Wajid Ali Shah...

13 June 2022
Awaiting Discovery: World’s 7th-Most-Spoken Language, Yet Bengali Literature Has Very Little Translations

Awaiting Discovery: World’s 7th-Most-Spoken Language, Yet Bengali Literature Has Very Little Translations

For years, Bengali has had dominance among other Indian languages when it came to literature translated into other languages. For the late 19th and early 20th...

10 June 2022

Journey Of An Accidental Translator: Two Decades Of ‘Bengalification’ And A Long Engagement With Bangla Language

'Like some people are driven to write, some people are driven to translate out of an urge to share something of literary value,' says V Ramaswamy who began...

Our Stories, Their Words: How More Writers From The West Are Now Translating Indian Literature

Our Stories, Their Words: How More Writers From The West Are Now Translating Indian Literature

Earlier, we Indians had to translate into English to reach the West. But now it’s people from the West who are attracted to Hindi literature and are...

10 June 2022

Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

The country celebrated the 161st birth anniversary of 'Kabiguru' Rabindranath Tagore, Indian icon and the first non-European Nobel laureate on May 7. His...

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12 March 2022
Short Story: Music To Their Years

Short Story: Music To Their Years

The melodious whirlwind romance of a couple, who fell in love over strains of Rabindrasangeet, got married and lived happily ever after.


28 February 2022
Awaara Maseeha: Who Is Bollywood’s Favourite Writer?

Awaara Maseeha: Who Is Bollywood’s Favourite Writer?

Part 19 of 'Sands of Time' looks at the growing up of Bengali writer Sarat Chandra and his art, which was deeply influenced by the work of Victorian-era...


06 February 2022
Initiation Into Self-realization: A Preamble To Tagore’s Sadhana

Initiation Into Self-realization: A Preamble To Tagore’s Sadhana

Sadhana is intrinsic to Yoga as propagated by ancient scriptures and the sages and monks of all ages. However, not much is known about Tagore’s initiation...


29 January 2022
Darkness In Rhythm: Re-Reading Shankha Ghosh In Kashmir

Darkness In Rhythm: Re-Reading Shankha Ghosh In Kashmir

The poems by Ghosh, who died of Covid last year, make us travel through the landscapes of every rational mind and sensitive heart which want to question the...


24 January 2022
The Poet And The Muse: Binoy Majumdar’s Obsession For Goddess Gayatri

The Poet And The Muse: Binoy Majumdar’s Obsession For Goddess Gayatri

The moon is said to have turned many people lunatic over centuries, without having an iota of idea of her own charm and influences. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak...


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21 December 2021
Paran Bandhopadhyay: Bengali Cinema Today Isn’t Paying Attention To Our Own Culturally-Rich Content

Paran Bandhopadhyay: Bengali Cinema Today Isn’t Paying Attention To Our Own Culturally-Rich Content

Bengali actor Paran Bandhopadhyay has suddenly become a nationwide name thanks to ‘Bob Biswas’. He speaks up about Bengali cinema and how he brought Kali...


14 November 2021
Remembering Sukumar Ray: The Children’s Favourite Whom Grown-Ups Discover Differently

Remembering Sukumar Ray: The Children’s Favourite Whom Grown-Ups Discover Differently

The nonsensical world of Ray looks closer to an Orwelian or Kafkaesque one as one reads him as a grown-up


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