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Those Horrible Nights

Those Horrible Nights

It was Anita’s first day as a boarder. She had ...
The Bungalow in Kalimpong

The Bungalow in Kalimpong

In 2010 I was working as an External Fellow of ...
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 ...