The Ganguli Mahabharata

Bibek Debroy

Did the publisher enrich himself at the expense of the translator?

Soumitra Chatterjee: The Constant Actor

Soumitra Chatterjee became every character he played

Soumitra Chatterjee (1935-2020): Rays of Light

Satyajit Ray and Soumitra Chatterjee showed what it is to be a man in modern India

Soumitra Chatterjee (1935-2020): A Global Humanist

From his debut as an adult Apu, Soumitra Chatterjee taught generations of Bengalis, especially the men, how to be at home in the world

A Letter from Dhaka

Books, biryani and other delights of a charming city

Amitav Ghosh: The Real and the Uncanny

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


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