Jyotirmoy Talukdar

Achyut Lahkar
Art & Culture
Achyut Lahkar: The Mobile Revolutionary

Achyut Lahkar who died recently will be remembered for creating plays that smelt of Assam and which brought the magic of cinema onto the stage

21 June 2016
Art & Culture
The Last Days of an Artiste

Achyut Lahkar, pioneer of Assam’s legendary mobile theatre, lies penniless and forgotten in his old age

19 June 2013
A Town is Born

How Pathsala became one of Assam’s major education hubs in the space of a decade

28 March 2013
Poet of the Paddyfields

Hiren Bhattacharyya, the Assamese poet who recently passed away, was a rare writer whose works are taught from high school to university

16 July 2012
The Writer Who Doesn’t Mind the Northeastern Label

Jahnavi Barua on geographic labelling as a pragmatic exercise, giving up her medical practice, and making it to prestigious literary prize shortlists

08 June 2012
Firang Historian

Academic Jonathan Gil Harris is writing the history of the poor Europeans, as distinct from White Mughals, who settled here and became Indian

26 May 2012
The Reader’s Writer

Tabish Khair on why he doesn’t write for critics, his dislike of the term ‘postcolonial’, and how journalism helped him overcome his dread of deadlines

16 April 2012


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Makarand R Paranjape

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