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Rediscovering Nalak and growing with it

Abanindranath Tagore’s ‘Nalak’ is a classic in Bangla literature. Translating a classic can be daunting. But the task was taken up by Urbi Bhaduri and the English translation was published by Niyogi Books a year back. The translated book remains reverent and true to the original, and yet stands its own solid ground and perhaps […]

Erasure of Beef from the Indian Menu

Notions of purity, pollution and caste have always been embodied in food practices of Hindu society. Recent attacks on religious minorities and marginalized castes in the name of cow-vigilantism is only the newest form of historical State control over a fractured society through the politics of food and animal slaughter. The current regime‚Äôs active role […]