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Netaji aggregator post

john hutnyk , July 28th, 2022

I do not want to attract new madness, the old madness does well enough. Here, a summary of various items of fun fact* where *I use the term…


Another Kind of Concrete – Koushik Banerjea

john hutnyk , March 1st, 2022

being ill is my excuse for catching up with novels, but I interrupt the stream of hackery to give a progress report on this as its the best…


Two – allegorical

john hutnyk , January 21st, 2022

Ray’s France-Vietnam war allegory – h/t Pradip Baksi


Opium and Political Economy in Bengal

john hutnyk , January 4th, 2022

On why I think Marx’s writing style is misrepresented by the all-too-dour and serious commentators on Capital – you know, the famous ones published by big presses or…


The Rumour of Calcutta: Tourism, Charity and the Poverty of Representation

john hutnyk , March 12th, 2021

Reposted from three years ago because – the stats tell me – at least one copy has been downloaded every day this month. Either its a dedicated bot…


Weekend cruise to Serampore, Chandernagore

john hutnyk , February 14th, 2021

I really want to go on this today : << this is an article from The Telegraph newspaper in Kolkata>> : The 11-hour ride, which will have its…


Back cover copy for the 25th-anniversary edition of Rumour of Calcutta?

john hutnyk , May 9th, 2020

Highly unlikely, but if there were to be a collection of quotes for such an edition, this fine example would do very well as a back cover quote…


1988 fieldwork with Patrick Swayze.

john hutnyk , April 25th, 2020

  Full story here: The Rumour of Calcutta


two Bengals

john hutnyk , February 26th, 2020

Somewhere I have a photograph of a piece of graffiti from Kolkata in the early 1990s. It shows three palms behind a brick wall on which is painted…

→Trinketization: answers to all questions about trinkets, and Capital.

Sundarbans, Climate, Tigers, Law.

john hutnyk , September 24th, 2019

Liquidity of the Sundarbans: If the Tigers and Cyclones Don’t Get You, the Law Will This forms the first part of a new research concentration for me, and…


Marx in Calcutta, 2018, CITY, Vol 22 (4); 490-509.

john hutnyk , September 22nd, 2019

Marx in CalcuttaCITY2018 Just click on the page to read the whole thing.


Jadavpur University and the pecuniary investment jealousy rag (need some infrastructure surely).

john hutnyk , September 21st, 2019

I don’t have cause to say so often enough, but I consider Jadavpur a second alma mater for me (just as second breakfast is the most important meal…


Reviews of the city

john hutnyk , August 22nd, 2019

Some books reviewed by Pablo Bose (and for me, good company in which to be): From The Journal of Asian Studies, 78(03), 691–696. doi:10.1017/s0021911819000937 ….


Sumanta Banerjee Marx adda

john hutnyk , March 22nd, 2019

In one part of the recently translated Spooky Encounters, Sumanta Banerjee chats with the picnicking ghostly Marx and Engels about Indian food in London: “‘Fish-and-chips has almost disapp…


The Fantasist of Calcutta has a plaque

john hutnyk , March 14th, 2019

Atrocities and alibi’s for dirty colonial deeds of the ‘robber baron’ Clive and his mates. Here is a plaque for John Zephania Holwell, who wrote his dramatically claustrophobic…


Slum tourism

john hutnyk , January 11th, 2019

I am gathering material for a review of this area and found a dissertation that discusses The Rumour of Calcutta: “Hutnyk (1996: 10) also states that the massive…


The museum of vernacular regeneration

john hutnyk , November 24th, 2018

Read it here


Marx in Calcutta, 2018, CITY, Vol 22 (4); 490-509.

john hutnyk , October 4th, 2018

Marx in CalcuttaCITY2018 Just click on the page to read the whole thing.


The Rumour of Calcutta – digital book

john hutnyk , May 5th, 2018

22 years ago my first book was typeset and laid out in the days before electronics – well, an electric typesetting machine was plugged into a wall, but…


Smuggling – of tea to Scotland?

john hutnyk , March 29th, 2018

The Commission of Customs Scotland to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, reporting on the subject of trade with India, in 1812, examined Earl, Osborne and Ferrier (traders)…


Restored 18th century Danish tavern to be inaugurated today

john hutnyk , February 28th, 2018

[JH comment: now if you were plying the illicit opium trade on behalf of dodgy East India Company officials, you’d also need to stop by the Tavern and…


Backpackers in Calcutta again

john hutnyk , December 27th, 2017

From: The Global Nomad: Backpacker Travel in Theory and Practice edited by Dr. Greg Richards, Dr. Julie Wilson 2004   And From: A Common Mission: Healthy Patterns in Congregational…


The Rumour of Calcutta

john hutnyk , November 26th, 2017

Reviews of a twenty year old book. Yup, Thanks heaps: Filed under: books, calcutta, tourism


Statues – 1970 Kolkata.

john hutnyk , September 4th, 2017

Mrinal Sen’s great film Interview begins with a few shots of the removal of colonial statues from the Maidan in Calcutta, shipped off to a closed space in…