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Time, History, Politics, Art, Revolt – not being crushed to bits. This is a MUST SEE – of all things going on in the Integrated hyperventalated Spectacle this year, why, its Tom Buyard, a rare treat that will be worth doing the prep reading for and tuning in ready to roll.

john hutnyk , January 26th, 2022

Seriously do not miss this. Some call him Mr Modest, to others he is The Tattooist (with a nod to Raymond Redington’s Black List) but Tom Bunyards’s Spectacle/S.I….



john hutnyk , January 10th, 2022

Sir Fancis Drake – whose lucre profits helped Queen Elizabeth get out of debt and invest in the Levant and then the East India Company, from which in…


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…


Assange and how truth does not set you free

john hutnyk , December 10th, 2021

******************** On thursday 9th Dec 2021 the first 15 minutes of my lecture on Media outlined the reasons why the extradition of Julian Assange should be opposed and…


Le Duan

john hutnyk , November 29th, 2021

VCP Gen Sec ‘wipe out the vestiges of petty-bourgeois ideology and the influences of bourgeois ideology, and in particular, firmly oppose individualism, the ideological source of revisionism…


Two Robinsons, one more to come…

john hutnyk , November 26th, 2021

Robinsonades: pertaining to allegories from the East India Company in Ceylon and other islands, from Marxism to Post-structuralism, and in which, dear reader, a 300-year-old adventure book may…


Robinson on Con Dao

john hutnyk , November 5th, 2021

First 50 to click the url here get a free pdf – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0967828X.2021.1994353#.YYVKsbiYIYQ.linkedin


Japan – Vietnam archives

john hutnyk , June 6th, 2021

Another set of items for the exotica files (link below), is a set of documents held in the national Archives of Japan and I think very useful for…


Lost Blue Books of India

john hutnyk , April 8th, 2021

NINTH ALL-INDIAORIENTAL CONFERENCE TRIVANDRUM DECEMBER 20th to 22nd 1937Observations taken more than acentury ago, these* papers describe many things which areno longer actual, and they are become rec…


Further fun with Blue Books

john hutnyk , April 8th, 2021

It seems in Sri Lanka a holy text was burnt… a ‘heretical’ text brought from Benares, but not burnt before it inspired the king (Kumaradasa) and some devoted souls……


Colonial Hyperbole, with gaps

john hutnyk , April 4th, 2021

There are some crimes that are longer-term than others… As I am finding from spending part of the morning exploring archival images, such as this one. A ‘British…


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…


Watch “Serampore & Denmark – A Living History by the Ganges” on YouTube

john hutnyk , October 8th, 2020

The bit where haunted buildings are mentioned strangely has the sound drop out, but there are some great things to explore still… and the drone and inserts could…


Seventeenth-Century Trincketts

john hutnyk , August 1st, 2020

Early coinage – for numismatists: I am reading about Dampier and Jeoly (possible model for the fiction of Friday in Defoe’s Robbo book) and digging into texts about…


Double Injustice: Media Racism

john hutnyk , July 28th, 2020

Back in 2003 Imogen Bunting, whose birthday it would have been today, wrote this on the film INJUSTICE by Tariq and Ken. To date the film still has…


Hybridity again

john hutnyk , May 28th, 2020

Great to see old stuff taken up in religious studies – where after all, I had my first job, thanks max Charlesworth and Purushottoma Billimoria, so a sort…


Domesday’s eastern roots.

john hutnyk , May 9th, 2020

It seems like that old “goodness gracious me” sketch about the funny uncle that was claiming everything in Britain was ‘Indian’ was, – yup, Indian – accurate after…


Tipu’s Tiger should be Tipu’s – ship it back to the Bagh.

john hutnyk , February 22nd, 2020

  We should ask V&A head honcho Tristram Hunt if he plans to hand any of the booty back. The famous sepoy being eaten by a tiger should…

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

Potential History (of Trinketization)

john hutnyk , January 1st, 2020

Seems about to nail the head on the hit: ‘Surrounded here by the wealth of objects, documents, images, and resources available in public and private museums, archives and…

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

What did you do in the war Pop?

john hutnyk , December 3rd, 2019

Your article, What did you do in the war? Revisiting the WW2 memoirs of Stoker Thomas Mouat Tate, published in History and Anthropology, Volume 30 Issue 5, is now available…


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…


What is science in Social Science and what has the history of Philosophy had to say about it?

john hutnyk , September 21st, 2019

What is science in Social Science and what has the history of Philosophy had to say about it? Well, so glad you asked – I can talk for…


Trinkets from Bác Hồ

john hutnyk , August 4th, 2019

Always on the lookout for the anthro connection, so this hit high on my trigger warning system: A gift from Uncle Ho to “Vuong Chi Sinh, a leader…


What did you do in the war…

john hutnyk , June 28th, 2019

Just out in History and Anthropology. Not my usual kind of thing, but experiments that might lead to a new thing… The first fifty 35 people to email me can…