Tag: calcutta

Two – allegorical

john hutnyk , January 21st, 2022


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


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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1988 fieldwork with Patrick Swayze.

john hutnyk , April 25th, 2020


  Full story here: The Rumour of Calcutta


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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…


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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…


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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.


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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…


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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 ….


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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…


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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…


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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…


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The museum of vernacular regeneration

john hutnyk , November 24th, 2018


Read it here


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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.


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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…


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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)…


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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…


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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…


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The Rumour of Calcutta

john hutnyk , November 26th, 2017


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


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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…


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Calcutta Cipher: Travellers and the City

john hutnyk , February 28th, 2016


From the vaults, this has been digitised: Calcutta Cipher ‘Calcutta Cipher: Travellers and the City’ in Social Analysis: The International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice, No. 32…


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