Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Satyanveshi!

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By Sunil Kumar Does India have a shortage of home-grown detectives? Most critics may answer with a resounding “Yes“? No Poirot; modeled on the classically cerebral Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson; Byomkesh Bakshy is the Bengali watered-down version of …

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Rabindranath Tagore And The Aesthetics of Detachment

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By Sunil Kumar Tagore; a cultural icon of the Bengali ethos; is famous across India for a single reason: the national anthem. Most people do not think twice about the pre-independence era. Without any real understanding of the person behind …

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