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‘The Beginning’ and ‘The Hero’ by Rabindranath Tagore

‘The Beginning’ and ‘The Hero’ by Rabindranath Tagore

The Beginning “Where have I come from, where did you pick me up?” the baby asked its mother. She answered half crying, half laughing, and clasping the baby to her breast,– “You were hidden in my heart as its desire, my darling. You were in the dolls of my childhood’s games; and when with clay…

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Jessica Sequeira Interviews H.S. Shivaprakash

Jessica Sequeira Interviews H.S. Shivaprakash

H.S. Shivaprakash (Hulkuntemath Shivamurthy Sastri Shivaprakash) is a poet, playwright and translator who writes in the Kannada language.

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Jessica Sequeira: Some Moonlight for Whitman

Jessica Sequeira: Some Moonlight for Whitman

Whitman, when I see you in my mind’s eye sometimes I confuse you with that other poet bard, that other guru of a nation, Tagore. But first I’d like to look a little more at your image…

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The Fall is into Technology

The Fall is into Technology

When I think of technology, of thinking about technology, I recall Norman O. Brown, Marshall McLuhan and John Cage. Jessica mentions none of them…

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Sumana Roy: On Greatness and Uselessness

Sumana Roy: On Greatness and Uselessness

I was carrying a copy of the Bengali poet Binoy Majumdar’s Hashpatal Thhekey Lekha Kobitaguchho (Poems Written from Hospital) with me…

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Jeremy Woolsey on Tsuyoshi Ozawa

Jeremy Woolsey on Tsuyoshi Ozawa

At best, art movements in Japan lead back over and over again to the same spot in oblivion— one that prevents Japanese and Western art…

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Human on My Faithless Arm: Ep. 9

Human on My Faithless Arm: Ep. 9

What shocked me was how quickly I said to myself, in earnest certainty, that “We have today no American poet who is anywhere near as powerful and important to poetry as Nabokov is to prose fiction.”

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Olivia Rao plays

Olivia Rao plays

It had been so long since I last pulled out the Snakes & Ladders set that the cardboard box had warped. I’d put it away in that attic ages ago, and if the weather hadn’t been the way it was, and I hadn’t needed distraction, it never would’ve occurred to me to take it out.

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Amy Glynn: Call Me Back

Amy Glynn: Call Me Back

Dear You, I am writing these lines from northern Washington on the day of the year when I most hate northern Washington; the one that does not end.

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Akshay Pathak on Vijaydan Detha

Akshay Pathak on Vijaydan Detha

by Akshay Pathak Words they are a-plenty. Numbers two or twenty. With the blessings of the lords of words there was once a man weaving them into worlds. Vijaydan Detha, the fabulist, folklorist writer would have been pleased if one were to start talking about him with a chougou – a form of mostly nonsensical…

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Is Bangladesh a country of secular Bengalis or Muslim Bangladeshis?

Is Bangladesh a country of secular Bengalis or Muslim Bangladeshis?

Photograph by Michael Gumtau by Lailufar Yasmin Secularism was one of the cornerstones of Bengali nationalism, but its spirit was enforced only by pen and paper. How can demands to ban religion from politics be satisfied? The United Nations categorizes Bangladesh as a moderate Muslim democracy. Meanwhile, the current Foreign Minister called Bangladesh a secular…

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‘Feeling something at white heat’

‘Feeling something at white heat’

Amy Lowell, from the cover of TIME Magazine, March 2, 1925 by Amy Lowell Why should one read poetry? That seems to me a good deal like asking: Why should one eat? One eats because one has to, to support life, but every time one sits down to dinner one does not say, “I must…

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‘It is in the realm of cosmopolitanism that Bombay has such symbolic importance to India’

Chaupati Beach during Ganesh Visarjan From The Book: Unlike New Delhi, India’s capital, Bombay is not a city rich with history. Unlike Calcutta, whose cultural icons include Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray, Bombay houses (in ostentatious bungalows) the stars of barely-watchable Bollywood melodramas. Bombay makes news when terrorists attack the city (as they did most…

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Is there an Indian way of thinking about politics?

Is there an Indian way of thinking about politics?

Rashtrapati Bhawan From The Caravan: Is there an Indian way of thinking? The poet and scholar AK Ramanujan considered the question at length in a celebrated essay on the subject. The answer, he decided, would depend on which word of the question one chose to stress. The same is true of the following variation on…

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Nussbaum’s Manifesto

Nussbaum’s Manifesto

From The Philosophers’ Magazine: If “liberal” is a dirty word then Martha Nussbaum is one of the most profane philosophers alive. An unashamed champion of the value of liberal democracy, Nussbaum is also an enthusiastic advocate of providing the kind of humanistic education that prepares students to be good democratic citizens. For decades she was…

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