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Devdan Chaudhuri

Devdan Chaudhuri is the author of Anatomy of Life,which was nominated for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize in 2013. He also contributes short fiction, poetry, essays and analytical pieces on politics and culture for various independent publications and alternative media.He is also an entrepreneur and avid traveller. He lives in Kolkata.

ARTICLES

World Poetry Day: The Enigma and The Theatre

World Poetry Day: The Enigma and The Theatre

Devdan Chaudhuri, contributing editor of The Punch, is also a member of Calcutta-based group Poetry Paradigm, which has collaborated with 27 establishments (cafes and hotels) in 8 cities in four countries who will offer a free coffee/tea with an original poem on March 21 to celebrate the UN World Poetry Day. This poem was written for the occasion.

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The Enigmatic Case of a Metaphysical Love Story

The Enigmatic Case of a Metaphysical Love Story

‘I feel connected to the universe in a way I cannot explain more clearly than this: I am strung with the cosmos; I am like a sea-creature in an endless ocean’

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On Milan Kundera's Art of the Novel and The Festival of Insignificance: An Essay in Seven Parts

On Milan Kundera's Art of the Novel and The Festival of Insignificance: An Essay in Seven Parts

True literature — that has layers within it, offers many ambiguous trails to invisible treasures, pulsates with the possibility of diverse meanings and contains hidden stories within the story — demands that we forget of our being, so that it can reveal to us, the truths of our being

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'I see history as junk, and junk as somehow being historical'

'I see history as junk, and junk as somehow being historical'

Anthologist, critic, essayist, poet, novelist and musician Amit Chaudhuri talks about his sixth and latest novel, Odysseus Abroad, the extraordinariness of the ordinary, the movies that inspire him, the music he creates and more

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The Self and the Other

The Self and the Other

He was naked, covered in ash with matted locks of grey hair and beard. His eyes were unusually bright — they were sparkling due to the effects of marijuana

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The Beauty of Meaning and other poems

The Beauty of Meaning and other poems

Excerpted from the manuscript of selected poems titled Love and the Other Madness by Devdan Chaudhuri

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Navigating Literature: A Session On A Waterway

Navigating Literature: A Session On A Waterway

A session of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet (TSKLM) 2016 was organised aboard the 'Riviera' on the Hooghly on a chilly evening

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