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The Bungalow in Kalimpong

The Bungalow in Kalimpong

It was the end of December, 2010. I had been ...
A Dacca Childhood

A Dacca Childhood

In this second part, the author reconstructs her father's childhood ...
A Chittagong Childhood

A Chittagong Childhood

The month of March, when a brief spring in Bengal ...
Ghosts of Gracedale

Ghosts of Gracedale

The dreary day lent itself well to our looming task ...
Old Wisdom Dies Hard

Old Wisdom Dies Hard

One day our friend Tatyana who arranges guided tours in ...
Hermit and the Householder:  Khirode Chandra Roy Chowdhury

Hermit and the Householder: Khirode Chandra Roy Chowdhury

Some years ago, I bought a plot of land in ...
Memories of Mama

Memories of Mama

Jan 21, 2016. It was an ordinary day in the ...
Where do you come from?

Where do you come from?

On a recent trip to Bangladesh, she finally found the ...
Gandhi's Children

Gandhi’s Children

An image of my parents -in-law that’s never ceased to ...
Memory and Difficult Emotions: Notes of an Oral Historian

Memory and Difficult Emotions: Notes of an Oral Historian

I first met Professor Pabitra Kumar Maitra on 2 April ...
Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba-vignettes from Yemen II

Bilqis, the Queen of Sheba-vignettes from Yemen II

Bilqis Here's a, sadly blurry, picture of a painting that ...
Caravanserai – vignettes from Yemen

Caravanserai – vignettes from Yemen

Tower of Peace Trying to organize my generally messy life, ...