Shaping the Discourse
- The Hindu
The purpose of an anthology is often the most important thing about it. The title, 'Shaping the Discourse', describes the light in which the collection of women's writings in Bengali periodicals from 1865-1947 is
- Women's Web
Earlier this week, we celebrated World Press Freedom Day, and the birth anniversary of the world's first woman journalist Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane). Even as we talk of the achievements of Nellie Bly, who blazed a trail
Sketches by Hootum the Owl: A Satirist's View of Colonial Calcutta
- The Hindu
Move back the clock to the time when Calcutta was a city like no other. On its fringes were miles and miles of hamlets and rivulets. A massive vitalised city of endless possibilities. Brimming with people, offering new scopes
- The Book Review Literary Trust
Kaliprasanna Sinha, born into wealth, spent his brief life in the Calcutta of the mid-nineteenth century busying himself with social and literary work that must have baffled his peers, to whom anything not effete was pointless. Men
In 2008, for the first time, a full length English translation appeared of a book written first in 1862 and which has never been out of print since then. Hootum Pyanchar Naksha (from now, Hootum) occupies a special place in
Why I am not a HindU: A Sudra Critique of Hindutva Philosophy, Culture and Political Economy
- Hindu Human Rights
Kancha Ilaiah is professor and head of the department of political science at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is perhaps best known for writing Why I am not a Hindu in 2007. Anyone approaching this work with ...
In this manifesto for the downtrodden, the author examines the socio-economic and cultural differences between the Dalitbahujans (the majority, the so-called low castes) and other Hindus in the contexts of childhood, family...