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Alexander McCall Smith Visits Jadavpur

Alexander McCall Smith, creator of the delightful Precious Ramotswe, will be speaking at the K.P. Basu Auditorium at 2.30pm on Wednesday 28 January. Precious Ramotswe, for those who haven’t met her, is the proprietor of the No. 1 Ladies Detective … Continue reading

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Sutta

Gobindo Pahari patted his left breast pocket guiltily. The woman on the ladies’ seat that spanned the front of the 45B was glaring at him. No doubt she’d seen the rectangular outline against the cloth. What did she think it … Continue reading

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How to Beat the Calcutta Rains

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Mela: Edinburgh 2

Now let me write about the fair and our readings. I know that Calcuttans who read an account of the ‘Edinburgh Book Fair’ will have a vision of a vast collections of tents where people browse and buy books, but … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefits: Edinburgh 1

So I’m finally back from the UK, having crawled here from Dumdum through the malodorous Stygian darkness of Calcutta loadshedding, but was nevertheless glad to be back, Mamata and her antics notwithstanding. Being in the UK always leaves me oddly … Continue reading

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Poetry Meeting on 3 August at Srijan

An open door meeting of poets will take place on 3 August at the Srijan rooftop (120 Lenin Sarani). What the ‘anchor’ bit means is that Srijato and I have to select the lineup of poets who iwll read. If … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

This is based on a piece I wrote for a conference on the Muse in Indian literature, orgainsed by the Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, who have very kindly agreed to let me put this version up here. ***** … Continue reading

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