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Doyen of Kallol _Premendra Mitra

Premendra Mitra   Premendranath Mitra is a popular novelist, poet, film script writer and director and is considered as a doyen, among others, of the Kallol movement. He can be credited with nearly a hundred composition in terms of novels, … Continue reading

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July For Julius Caesar

I have a mental block against Shakespeare; I have decided that I do not understand him. While I can approach the bard intellectually I can hardly see the point why he is so vital so as to have retained his … Continue reading

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Bonophool … The Nihilist From The Wilderness

Ohetuk Adda on the 21st January 2017, Bonophool Bonophool, which means wild flower, was the pen name of Dr. Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay, a pathologist by qualification and a practicing medical doctor. He shot into prominence as a novelist, poet, playwright … Continue reading

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Death Comes To Pemberley – P.D.James, 2011

For persons like me who are die hard Pride and Prejudice fans and love PD James, and look at texts critically, Death Comes To Pemberley is a dream come true. PD James is an established detective fiction writer who is … Continue reading

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Edmund de Waal – Hare With Amber Eyes, A Hidden Inheritance

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 a modern and free political society. Judaism is a religion of … Continue reading

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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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Reading about Autism – Mark Haddon: The Curious Case of the Dog At Nighttime

I have just finished reading Mark Haddon’s book called the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. The protagonist is an autistic child and like all autistic children, excels in observing details closely but unable to absorb a … Continue reading

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