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Sunday, 1 July 2012





Marriage Proposals
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Unforgettable quirky characters

Every time after such a conversation, I did think of Barkis, the old and sturdy carter in Charles Dickens’s novel David Copperfield. It was Barkis, who sent so many messages through little David to Peggoty, the cook. Peggoty never gave Barkis an answer. It was much later that Peggoty did marry Barkis and they lived in Yarmouth, as the story goes.

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Rabindranath Tagore and the humanistic impulse

Rabindranath Tagore (1861- 1941) was without a doubt one of the greatest Indian writers and artistes of the twentieth century. His indubitable talents moved in different directions. He distinguished himself as a poet, lyricist, novelist, short story writer, playwright, painter, musician, educator and social thinker.

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Cultural scene

Revisiting Orientalism:

Inventing the Orient

In this week’s column, we examine, briefly, the formation of the idea about the Orient and how Orientalists contributed to make Orientalism a full-fledged discourse. One of the important facts that Edward Said pints out in Orientalism is that the relationship between the West and the East,

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