Category: Historical

Category: Historical

From Raj to Freedom

From Raj to Freedom

As a child in British India, Bharati Dutt lived a privileged and sheltered life in an extended joint family of ...
Our Thamma : The Life and Times of a Romantic

Our Thamma : The Life and Times of a Romantic

By  Anwita Basu & Deeptanshu Basu As romance brews in the air of  19th century Britain with women dressed in ...
Trailing the Silk Route: The Biswas Villa

Trailing the Silk Route: The Biswas Villa

Click here to read PART1 of this story The entire family left Murshidabad overnight, leaving behind everything- enormous property, their ...
Devi and the Sword: The Biswas Story

Devi and the Sword: The Biswas Story

It was in 1972. We were going by train from Durgapur in West Bengal to our ancestral place, Srinagar in ...
Traversing Geographies of Memory-Interviewing family members

Traversing Geographies of Memory-Interviewing family members

Interviewing family members is messy. The interview does not stay confined to the questions one asks. Indeed, it spills into ...
A Woman of Substance II

A Woman of Substance II

Continued from part  1 A Dream Come True Connecting with the past is surely an ongoing process, for an individual’s ...
A Woman of Substance

A Woman of Substance

First of the two part memoirs of an extraordinary woman and mother Connecting with the Past On a cold January ...
Nostalgia and Happy Memories

Nostalgia and Happy Memories

The next few months were a turmoil and the saddest period of our lives. Baba had not been keeping too ...
“When to the sessions of sweet silent thought,  I summon up remembrance of things past"

“When to the sessions of sweet silent thought, I summon up remembrance of things past”

First of a two part narration of family history and childhood memories I start writing the memoirs of my childhood ...
A Dacca Childhood

A Dacca Childhood

In this second part, the author reconstructs her father's childhood in Dacca. Read the first part here My father, Pranab ...