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  • Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay and the famine of the fifties

    September 12 marks the 124th birth anniversary of author Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, best known for his novel Pother Panchali. This week's In Focus explores how the devastating Famine of the Fifties was reflected in Bibhutibhushan's writings and how he humanised the suffering of the victims of this "man made holocaust".
  • The Dead

    The grove of Srish Poramanik was renowned for nuts. It was right by the roadside and full of ancient trees. It was dark like the night even during day time.
  • The Monster

    Lina slumped into the chair as Chameli left her room. She did not know how to tell her mother that she did not like to visit Reba
  • A Tale of Rohingya: A Take on Dislocation and Displacement

    The life of refugee people has always been difficult, and in the current world it has taken on a monstrous form across borders.
  • Tagore, Gitanjali and the Nobel

    It is perhaps redundant today to analyse the remark quoted above from the Introduction of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali or Song