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From An Historian’s Notebook: Imperialism in One Country?

For one brief, shining moment, the United States seemed to really be the beast its enemies made it out to be – the centre of world power, an unchallenged superpower in a unipolar world, capable of fulfilling its imperialist destiny and imperial fantasies without let or hindrance.

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Diaspora

My Garden (Part One)

Our house is situated approximately 3 miles from the famous Walden Pond, the glacial lake made famous by Henry David Thoreau, the nineteenth-century transcendentalist, naturalist, abolitionist, and philosopher.

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Belles Lettres

My Father Paul Gauguin: An Excerpt

Paul Gauguin, the post-impressionist artist who redefined the art of his time, had a tumultous life ridden with poverty, illness and personal tragedies. His youngest son Pola Gauguin wrote ‘Mon Pere Paul Gauguin’. Here is the preface to the book as a tribute to the great artist on his birth anniversary.

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From an Historian’s Notebook: Putin & Bengali Cold War Nostalgia

In 1991, when the Soviet Union officially came to an end, the Indian left was bereft. The Bengali branches of the left were particularly upset: Who would take the place of Stalinda as the embodiment of Bangali second-hand machismo and martial vigour? Who would stand up to the American imperialists in their place?

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Belles Lettres

Poetry of Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo, poet laureate of the USA belongs to First Nationa poetic tradition and draws inspiration from indigenous histories of storytelling, myths and symbols.

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Frozen: My Favourite Book

Just like Elsa, I too love my younger sister. It is also the story I love to watch on the Disney channel. I hope everyone reads this book once.

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