Special Supplements

Encountering the past on the suspicious terrain of the present

Oh Bhai, kichhu paichhen? [Have you found anything, brother?] Hya, paichhi to. Iter dewal, ghar, matir khola, pathor ar pathorer bhanga tukra. [Yes, we have. Brick-built walls, rooms, pottery, stone and stone pieces.] Na, bhai, kichhu paan nai? [No, not these. Haven’t you found anything?] Koilam to… ei sab i paichhi. Anek kichhu. [I have already told you…we have found […]

July 15, 2013 · 0 comments · 10th Anniversary Special

Baul movement, legacy of Lalon Shah

THE social, academic and intellectual construct given to the baul movement of Bengal for centuries have been attempts by the elite status quo to box in the music, lifestyle and philosophy of fakirs, sadhus and sages of our time, thereby limiting them to easily explainable parameters and expected norms, practices of spirituality. Baul philosophy is, however, unique in that it […]

July 15, 2013 · 0 comments · 10th Anniversary Special