Bengal Famine-of-1943

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Why the defacement of Winston Churchill's statue in London stirs Bengalis 77 years since the famine
Lifestyle

Why the defacement of Winston Churchill's statue in London stirs Bengalis 77 years since the famine

While there are massive statues of Winston Churchill commemorating his 'historical significance', acknowledgment of the Bengal Famine, let alone any memorialisation of it, has been ostentatiously forgone

Turning newspapers into sculpture: Amritah Sen's unique art traverses fear, life's uncertainties and politics
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Turning newspapers into sculpture: Amritah Sen's unique art traverses fear, life's uncertainties and politics

Kolkata-based artist Amritah Sen's intriguing creations, a hybrid of newspapers or books and sculptures, mirror the society as we know it today. The results are stirring images that follow her stream of consciousness, to reflect grotesque realities, capturing the artist's reactions to the world around her.

How Winston Churchill's bias against Indians led to one of the world’s greatest man-made disasters
Life

How Winston Churchill's bias against Indians led to one of the world’s greatest man-made disasters

Placing the tragedy that was the Bengal Famine of 1943 into the larger context of World War II, India’s freedom struggle and Winston Churchill’s legacy

West Bengal BJP's diatribe against Amartya Sen exposes its poor intellect, anti-Bengali ethos
Politics

West Bengal BJP's diatribe against Amartya Sen exposes its poor intellect, anti-Bengali ethos

The Bengaliness of the BJP in Bengal in incidental, whereas, it's BJP-ness is fundamental. And this seriously limits its appeal in West Bengal, where it is widely conceived to be a Hindi-belt party controlled by outsiders.