Monthly Archives: May 2012

Karwa Chauth

My friend Dr Kalinath Jha, a feminist sociologist has asked of us in facebook whether Karwa Chauth is a festival that abrogates a woman’s dignity by asking her to pray for her husband’s long life especially in view of the … Continue reading

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Jewish Question Encore

Jewish Question Again: Edmund de Waal- Hare with Amber Eyes. 2010. Karl Marx wrote his essay, On The Jewish Question in 1844 to contest a thesis by Bruno Bauer how Judaism as a religion directly conflicts with the interests of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year. by Susmita Dasgupta on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 12:53pm · . I am a bit uncomfortable with New Years; it is usually a time for regret, of promises not fulfilled, of goals not attained. I rarely … Continue reading

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Sociology in JNU

Indian Sociological Conference Diamond Jubilee – Lazy Sunday on JNU Lawns. by Susmita Dasgupta on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 6:13am · . The Indian Sociological Society was at last convened in JNU, New Delhi on the occasion of its … Continue reading

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Makar Sankranti – Boromani’s Day by Susmita Dasguptaon Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 11:15am · I always associate Makar Sankranti with Boromani. Dida would call the last day of the Poush as Poush Sankranti but Boromani would invariably call it … Continue reading

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Fatal Flaws of Feminism

When I was born a girl child, being the first born in a family of sparse fertility, my parents decided that never in my life as an adult they will allow my gender to get in my way. Thus while … Continue reading


Robibaarer Tuki Taaki..

13th May 2012, Just a Day In The Life of India I sit this morning with my back to a hot and scorching sun pouring into my balcony. I am inside my room with just a khadi curtain between me … Continue reading

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Poriborton, whats the new politics?

Just as I am working on editing a book that I purport to name as the Sociology of Displacement, I wonder why displacement which is now an ever growing anomaly to our model of economic development not find a voice … Continue reading

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