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Is division and bloodbath evident in Bengal: A brief note on the demand for a separate Koch-Kamatapur state in North Bengal

Nirban Ray            On June 7th, the Chief of the banned armed outfit Kamatapur Liberation Organization (KLO) warned Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee before her visit to North Bengal that – “Mamata Banerjee should not come to Koch-Kamatapur. She cannot interfere or oppose the formation of Koch-Kamatapur state. The situation will be horrible if force is applied. …

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Why Identity politics must win in the upcoming JNUSU election?

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  Nirban Ray Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, who is being forcefully portrayed as the Father of Prime Minister Modi’s New India after the 2019 electoral victory of BJP, has conceptualized his idea of India, a Hindu Rashtra by means of three disjointed but intertwined narrative of Indian life and civilization. First, Savarkar talks about a singular …

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The Spectre of Miyah Poetry and fate of Assamese Nationalism

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  Nirban Ray A spectre is haunting Assamese nationalism – the spectre of Miyah poetry. But this spectre is nothing new to the journey that Assamese nationalism has been through. In truth, Miyah poetry is haunting Assamese nationalist consciousness not because the Assamese nationalist middle class have never seen, heard languages different than Assamese, but …

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Requiem for a dream: Upcoming 2019 election and the making of an Indian Empire

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  Nirban Ray As the 2019 parliamentary election of India is coming near, the idea of India at the same time is becoming more precious. The supposed to be organically antagonistic, oppositional forces – BJP and Congress, the major players of the game of electoral democracy, is coming as it always had been, to a …