Articles by: Devdan Chaudhuri

Bengaltattva vs Hindutva: who will win West Bengal? |Part Three|

Bengaltattva vs Hindutva: who will win West Bengal? |Part Three|

  (This is an exclusive long-form essay that aims to provide the most comprehensive and incisive understanding of West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: the ground-shifting and momentous battle in post-Independence Bengal. The first part can be read here; second part here. This is the third and the final part)   Bengal 2021 and Thereafter In 2011 (Assembly Election), the BJP’s[Read More…]

by April 8, 2021 India
Bengaltattva vs Hindutva: who will win West Bengal? |Part Two|

Bengaltattva vs Hindutva: who will win West Bengal? |Part Two|

Art from the Bengal School by Abanindranath Tagore and Nandalal Bose             (This is an exclusive long-form essay that aims to provide the most comprehensive and incisive understanding of West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: the ground-shifting and momentous battle in post-Independence Bengal. The first part can be read here. This is the second part) Bengaltattva and Hindutva Bengaltattva – with[Read More…]

by April 4, 2021 India
Kalighat Painting by Uttam Chitrakar

Bengaltattva vs Hindutva: who will win West Bengal? |Part One

              (This is an exclusive long-form essay that aims to provide the most comprehensive and incisive understanding of West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: the ground-shifting and momentous battle in post-Independent Bengal. This is the first of three parts.  ) People and culture are shaped by their particular environment: geography, surroundings and climate, along with the tides of time and[Read More…]

by March 31, 2021 India
New Silk Road and the Asian Century:  India, China and the Empire

New Silk Road and the Asian Century:  India, China and the Empire

          For the much of human history on planet earth – till the 18th century – India and China were the two largest economies in the world, who periodically interchanged the top position amongst themselves. This was mainly possible because of the ‘blessing from the heights’: first, the Tibetan Plateau – the largest water tank in the world from which[Read More…]

by September 29, 2020 World
Hindi was devised by a Scottish linguist of The East India Company – it can never be India’s National Language

Hindi was devised by a Scottish linguist of The East India Company – it can never be India’s National Language

If the Anglophone Indians are derided as ‘Macaulay’s children’, then the Hindi speaking Indians can also be called ‘Gilchrist’s children’.            My late maternal grandmother – who had studied philosophy and biology in the 1940s Calcutta – had told me once during my boyhood, that Calcutta was the birthplace of the modern Hindi language: it was ‘invented’ by the British[Read More…]

by September 27, 2020 India