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Vol. 49, No. 37, Mar 19 - 25, 2017
News Wrap - A G D
Operation Thunderbolt: ‘‘It’s Time for the South-West Monsoon’’ - Vara Vara Rao
The Caste Factor: Terrorising Jaloor Dalits - Sardara Singh Mahil
A Silent Genocide: Attapadi Tribals facing Extinction -Susaman Chowdhury
Crisis Of Identity: The Shame List - Sankara Narayanan
Shankar Guha Niyogi: A Subaltern Salute - Sandip Bandyopadhyay

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Martyrs memorial get-together
Organised by Marxist Study Circle to be held on Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 5:30 PM. Venue: C/o Balamani, 6-3-1243/156, Beside Abu Bakr Masjid, Near Necklace Rd Rly Station, M S Makta, Opposition Raj Bhaban, Hyderabad, 500082. All are welcome.

অহর্নিশ আয়োজিত অনুষ্ঠান “শতবর্ষ ছুঁয়ে সমর সেন”
অহর্নিশ সন্মাননা ২০১৭ পাবেন পুলক চন্দ। দেবেন শঙ্খ ঘোষ। আলোচনাঃ ‘সমর সেন ও ফ্রন্টিয়ারের দিনগুলি’ – বলবেন দেবব্রত পাণ্ডা। ‘বুদ্ধদেব বসু ও সমর সেন –মেধাবী সান্নিধ্য’ – বলবেন সুমন গুণ। ১০ই মার্চ ২০১৭। বিকেল ৫টা ৩০ মি। জীবনানন্দ সভাগৃহ। কলকাতা। সবাই আসুন।


The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh - Review by Padmaparna Ghosh
Second-hand Time -By Svetlana Alexievich (Translated by Bela Shayevich) - Download (pdf/ 5.62MB)
Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover UP -By Rana Ayyub - Review by Suchitra Vijayan [Rs. 295]



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24 Mar 2017

My Dhaka visit: Re-searching identity

Partha Sarathi

Crossing the border of a country is no issue for a bird as they have wings and no border can restrict their movement. What if we have wings too! The borders would have vanished then along with the all-mighty states simply because the existence of states depends on the drawing and re-drawing of the borders by the might of swords and guns, thereby justifying the continuance of the huge state-military complex at the expense of the people. Such improbable dreams filled my mind as I crossed the India-Bangladesh border by air. The barbed wire fencing at the border had long been a hurdle for my getting access to my ancestral homeland as I was (and still am) accused in several sedition cases by the Indian state. I could cross the border only after getting ‘no objection’ from the relevant courts through a fairly long and tedious process, although it is well-known that no restriction and fencing can arrest the illegal smuggling and trading of all kinds.
In fact, stepping into Bangladesh had become a challenge to me as I could never forget that Bangladesh had been an integral part of the ‘Bangali jati’ (Bengali nation or nationality whatever one may call it) that was divided in political interest and vitiated by the communal forces. The divisive forces on both sides of the border are still quite active in spreading communal venom. My visit to Bangladesh was intended to reassure my identity as part of the larger Bangali jati fragmented by the border. My first visit to Bangladesh in October 2015 was to attend a meeting in Khulna. So this opportunity to visit Dhaka has been very special to me for several reasons that unfolded to me during the brief stay in the city.
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