Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bhaskarjyoti Basu (ed) Explorations in Economic and Social History 1200 to 1900. Viswabharati. 2008.

24th April 2011   Dear Prof Bhaskarjypti Basu, I have just finished reading your edited volume Explorations in Economic and Social History 1200-1900 all in a day. I could not put down the book once I begun reading the papers … Continue reading

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Revisiting Charulata – Sangeetha Padmanabhan’s Film Just Calle Charulata

Sangeeta Padmanabhan, also in my friend’s list of film makers, has just canned her debut film, Charulata encore. I forget the exact name of the film but I think that it is just called Charulata, implying that Satyajit Ray’s masterpiece Charulata … Continue reading

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My Cousin Filmmaker and Dead

My male cousin, two years older to me, the only filmmaker in my mother’s dynasty, died of a massive cerebral attack recently. Pam called me up this morning to say that he, this cousin, is no more. He leaves behind … Continue reading

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Ekta Kapoor’s Coffee and a Tale of Wives

Ekta Kapoor turned out to be effortlessly articulate with a definite command over the English language. This is notwithstanding the fact that English is the lingua franca of the Hindi film industry and one of the markers of success in … Continue reading

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