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Amitav Ghosh: The Real and the Uncanny

Nandini Nair

Amitav Ghosh’s new novel addresses the big issues of the day. The author tells Nandini Nair why we are all migrants

At Home

A  journey after the Bangladesh War

Bengali Exceptionalism

What’s it that makes the Bengalis Bengali?

In Search of the True Bengali

The persistence of an identity dispute

Mrs Sen and I

Suchitra Sen signified the acme of modernity to the Bengali middle-class of the 1950s and 1960s playing characters who speak English with apparent ease, wear chic clothes, and have careers which they usually choose to put on hold. She was not an actress; her greatest performance was in playing herself: Suchitra Sen, the luminous superstar. And with her reclusiveness, she cannily created a legend of herself

City of Irritable Ghosts

Anik Datta’s satire Bhooter Bhobishyot is a worthy cinematic tribute to Kolkata, far better textured than the Kahaani brand of nostalgic love

Monkey Cap in the Bag

What is the source of the travel virus that Bengalis are infected with?

Don Quixote Gallops to Bengal

A professor tilts his pen at libraries here and abroad to put back on the shelf a contemporary version of a Spanish classic in Bengali

The World Comes to Sankar

At 75, a Bengali writer who loves to claim his books have never travelled beyond Burdwan grabs international attention

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