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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Great Bengal Crash - I

The sudden collapse of the Saradha group in West Bengal testifies to the dark side of finance capital.

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.

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.

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.

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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