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Mahasweta Devi

Left Academics Manipulated Indian Curriculum Under Congress Rule: CB Sharma

Oct 02, 2021 Vikas Pathak

Let India have a nationalist curriculum, do not politicize it, says Chandra Bhushan Sharma.

Google Pays Tribute To Eminent Bengali Writer-Activist Mahasweta Devi On Her 92nd Birth Anniversary

Jan 14, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

The Padma Vibhushan awardee was best known for her works including "Hajar Churashir Maa", "Chotti Munda Evam Tar Tir", "Rudali", and "Jhansir Rani".

Mahasweta Devi, A Reporter Remembers

She was a bit of a Robin Hood who wouldn’t give two hoots about what you thought of her as she unabashedly ensnared the haves into involuntary corporate social responsibility for the have-nots.

Calcutta Corner

Feb 07, 2014 Dola Mitra

While NaMo kept Mamata happy with the "Poriborton" message, he drove it home that as far as the Centre is concerned, it's BJP that Bengal can rely on.

Abiding Shame

'If the Indian Government deports Taslima Nasrin, or holds her as an illegal alien, it will shame and diminish all of us... We demand that the spurious cases filed against M.F. Husain be dropped and that he be allowed to return to a normal life in In

25 November, 2007

'A CPI(M) Public Relations Coup'


Response to Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn et al on Nandigram: "At this critical juncture it is crucial to articulate a Left position that is simultaneously against forcible land acquisition in Nandigram and for the right of Taslima Nasreen to live, write

02 February, 2006

Two Awards, Two Authors, Two Activists

Paromita Shastri

Arundhati Roy refused the Sahitya Akademi award. Mahasweta Devi is 'overwhelmed' by the Padma Vibhushan. One takes pride in being called a writer-activist, the other says the term makes her flinch.

26 April, 2001


Mahasweta Devi

Extracts from Mahasweta Devi's Titu Mir, shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award

23 April, 2001

'The Reaction Has Been So Minimal Among The Urban Educated'

Subhoranjan Dasgupta

The unassuming, committed writer whose book Titu Mir is on the Crossword Book Award shortlist, talks about her writing and her work among the tribals.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz