ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Maistry System in Burma

While existing literature predominantly focuses on servitude in regions like Ceylon, Africa, Fiji, and Guinea, with extensive exploration of the kangani system or girmitiyas, a notable omission can be observed in the case of the maistry system’s role in colonial Burma. The article sheds light on a significant yet often overlooked aspect of the literary portrayal of the Indian labour diaspora in Burma.

​​​​​​​A Nostalgic Tale of the Sarai: McCluskieganj

McCluskieganj is an important part of the grand narrative of the imagination of the pashchim, a place of fantasy in the minds of Bengali readers.

Behula Never Can Be a Widow

The legend of Behula relates the pre-partition migration of people and their cultural cohesion through West Bengal, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.

We Are Afraid of Calcutta

Cultural narratives of Calcutta (Kolkata) are codified through cinema and literature, othering and invisibilising other parts of Bengal.


Three Generations Outside Partition

While preparing for an academic talk on the Bangladesh Liberation War, this writer finds an almost 100-year-old narrative of personal history.

​Partition, Migration, and Silence

Diverse experiences of partition are spoken about in a limited manner, resulting in a conscious silence.

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