Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Idea of a University and the Invention of Culture: An Indian Perspective

[This is an excerpt from a longer paper I have been working on for a while. I have so far been unsuccessful in locating the graphic for the Cover Page  of  the country paper  prepared by India for the UNESCO … Continue reading

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“Child’s Right to Education”: A Skit

[This skit was supposed to be performed as part of an intra-college skit performance on the Foundation Day of Kurseong College (North Bengal University), Darjeeling, in 2006. The students in the English department were supposed to develop a script. When that … Continue reading

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Dressing Table

Salil Chowdhury (Translated by Mosarrap H. Khan) [The story, originally written in Bengali, is set against the backdrop of the Partition of India (1947). It is one of the rare attempts at fiction writing by the multi-faceted genius, Salil Chowdhury, who … Continue reading

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Under the Penumbra of Violence on Memorial Day Weekend

“The children of Adam are limbs of one another, created from a single substance. When one limb suffers misfortune, the others cannot be at rest. You who do not suffer the pain of others do not deserve to be called … Continue reading

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