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Rethinking Antonio Gramsci's Thought and Legacy

The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism by Peter D Thomas (Delhi: Aakar Books), 2013; pp xxv + 477, Rs 495

Manibhushan Bhattacharya

Manibhushan Bhattacharya (1938-2014) was a major poet who transformed the language of Bengali poetry in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His ­poems were published in famous literary journals including the Buddhadev Basu-edited Kabita, Porichoy, Chaturanga and Purbasha . Manibhushan questioned the...

New Language of Economics

This is with reference to the EPW editorial (“An Economics That Demystifies Economics”, 21 September 2013). I agree with most of the arguments offered in the editorial. However, the main problem of the dominant paradigm of economics is its obsession with quantification. This is evident in the...

A Bohemian Bibliophile

With the passing of Indranath Majumder, Kolkata’s world of letters lost more than a mere book lover.

Revisiting Barasat

The recent gang-rape and murder of a 20-year old college girl in ­Kamduni village in Barasat, North 24-Paraganas district, West Bengal, brings bad memories. In July 2012, a 37-year old schoolteacher, Barun Biswas, of a Barasat village, Sutia, was murdered by a criminal gang for protesting against...

Indranath Majumder

In the early 1980s, I found an early Routledge edition of Maurice Dobb’s Russian Economic Development since the Revolution in a rare book stall at the Calcutta Book Fair. The owner knew my face. He wanted Rs 20 for the book. Unemployed, I was not in a position to pay that amount. After knowing that...

The Great Bengal Crash - I

The sudden collapse of the Saradha group in West Bengal testifies to the dark side of finance capital. With the group defaulting on payments and winding up its media business recently, and investors demanding their deposits, the collection agents of the group find themselves in a precarious...

Rama Prasad Goenka

The death of Rama Prasad Goenka (RPG) (1 March 1930-14 April 2013) signifies the end of a unique tradition of Marwari entrepreneurship in West Bengal. The fortunes of the Goenkas, a family of Rajasthan traders, had a spectacular rise after they moved to Calcutta around the 1820s. They started...

Ganesh Pyne (1937-2013)

In the late 1980s, we, a few friends, started visiting Basanta Cabin in College Street for our daily adda . This dingy restaurant was located in a market in central Calcutta near Presidency College. Every evening we found a dhoti-panjabi- clad Bengali bhadralok chatting with his friends in a corner...

Martyr Mother's Inheritors

There are different threads in the Shahbag protests. The uniqueness of the movement lies in the fact that it was initiated by young bloggers. The protesters derived their inspiration from the memory of Shaheed Janani (Mother of Martyrs), as the Bangladeshi writer and political activist Jahanara...

On a Leash, Then and Now

There are defi nite parallels as regards management control of factory labour in colonial and independent India.

The Maoist Movement in Junglemahal

War and Peace in Junglemahal: People, State and Maoists edited by Biswajit Roy (Kolkata: Setu Prakashani), 2012; pp 548, Rs 500 (pb).

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