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Anjana Basu
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anjana Basu

Anjana Basu is a Kolkata-based author and columnist. Views expressed are personal

Articles by Anjana Basu

Book Review: A Searing Tale Of Love, Loss And Longing

Book Review: A Searing Tale Of Love, Loss And Longing

Oct 27, 2021 Anjana Basu

Anindita Ghose’s The Illuminated is an interwoven narrative between a mother and daughter’s experiences...

Book Review | Women Who Wear Only Themselves: Conversations With Four Travellers On Sacred Journeys

Book Review | Women Who Wear Only Themselves: Conversations With Four Travellers On Sacred Journeys

Oct 10, 2021 Anjana Basu

Subramaniam chose four who were unsung heroines, with little cult following. They cast off their lives and...

Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri: The Trade Of Everyday Solitude

Whereabouts By Jhumpa Lahiri: The Trade Of Everyday Solitude

Aug 27, 2021 Anjana Basu

Whereabouts is Jhumpa Lahiri’s first novel after eight years and like In Other Words, it was first written...

Algorithms Of Eternity

Algorithms Of Eternity

Aug 26, 2021 Anjana Basu

Boston fratboys, coding, start-up spiritual dreams and social media obsession—Tahmima Anam gets up to speed

Call Them Geniuses

Call Them Geniuses

Aug 04, 2021 Anjana Basu

Unpublished stories, translations, rare sketches and a screenplay—three generations of Rays shine with...

A Tale Of Two Years And Three Restaurants

A Tale Of Two Years And Three Restaurants

Aug 02, 2021 Anjana Basu

Nearly two years of the Covid-19 induced lockdown have taken a toll on fine dining. Here's how it has been...

Jab, Can We Meet? The Tale Of Finding A Covid-19 Vaccine In Kolkata

Jab, Can We Meet? The Tale Of Finding A Covid-19 Vaccine In Kolkata

Jul 04, 2021 Anjana Basu

The Covid-19 vaccine issue in Kolkata was complicated by sudden pop up jab centres.

Bengal Polls: How Emblems Expressed Clash Of Ideologies

Bengal Polls: How Emblems Expressed Clash Of Ideologies

May 31, 2021 Anjana Basu

With Mamata Banerjee it has always been about the allegorical – the fiery street fighter going up against a...

Uncle Auteur

Uncle Auteur

May 20, 2021 Anjana Basu

India’s only honorary Oscar-winning director could think like a child and cast children to perfection

Rising Above The Octopus

Rising Above The Octopus

May 13, 2021 Anjana Basu

Rituparna Chatterjee puts together a cross-genre memoir where the tale of childhood abuse is transcreated...

Voting In The Time Of Corona: The 'Bhot' Did It!

Voting In The Time Of Corona: The 'Bhot' Did It!

Apr 27, 2021 Anjana Basu

You might almost call it a non-event – afterwards I found none of the usual groups loitering on street...

Between Stardust And Reality

Between Stardust And Reality

Apr 08, 2021 Anjana Basu

Soumitra’s versatility went beyond acting. This book gives him his due as a poet, thespian and painter.

Paper Wings Of Hope

Paper Wings Of Hope

Mar 24, 2021 Anjana Basu

A keepsake of the hateful enormities that stalk India is grounded on symbolism and takes flight in hope

New Normal Or Old

New Normal Or Old

Mar 18, 2021 Anjana Basu

What have we learned about the new normal? To take selfies after the jab?

‘Jai Shri Ram’ At Netaji's Birth Anniversary Function: Mamata Banerjee’s Shout Of Silence

‘Jai Shri Ram’ At Netaji's Birth Anniversary Function: Mamata Banerjee’s Shout Of Silence

Jan 25, 2021 Anjana Basu

This round goes to Mamata Banerjee with her dignified refusal to deliver a speech to the chants of Jai Shri...

Karma, Akarma And Us

Karma, Akarma And Us

Jan 20, 2021 Anjana Basu

An exacting, serious exegesis, lucidly written, is lit up by references from modern life

If You Are Poor, Should You Write Poetry?

If You Are Poor, Should You Write Poetry?

Jan 12, 2021 Anjana Basu

That's the question the author had when she tried to publish poems written by her domestic help

The New Untouchables

The New Untouchables

Dec 08, 2020 Anjana Basu

Covid is a scarlet letter, the thing that results in those affected being shunned.

Goodbye, Soumitra Da

Goodbye, Soumitra Da

Nov 15, 2020 Anjana Basu

Soumitra Chatterjee leaves behind a legacy and a presence that will be almost impossible to replace

Stick Your Neck Out

Stick Your Neck Out

Nov 11, 2020 Anjana Basu

A deeply-researched, semi-fictionalised account of William Sleeman’s hunt of the thugs breathes the air of...