Tag: Kolkata

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…


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…


1988 fieldwork with Patrick Swayze.

john hutnyk , April 25th, 2020

  Full story here: The Rumour of Calcutta


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…


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 ….


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…


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…


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…


Marx in Algiers again

john hutnyk , January 8th, 2017

Of haircuts and Rhino coats… This is the worked up text of a talk I gave in Chandernagore in February 2016. The photo is one I’ve failed to trace…