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Rashomon Revisited

The precise truth of what actually happened in the case of the recent gang rape of a Santal woman in Suri town in the district of Birbhum, West Bengal is obscured by the overlapping, self-interested narratives of different actors, like in Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon. Is it even possible to go beyond the "Rashomon effect" to make sense of such incidents?

The Importance of Caste in Bengal

Whether caste emerges as a relevant category in the politics of West Bengal depends crucially on how one defines "politics" and how one studies it. A response to Praskanva Sinharay, "A New Politics of Caste", EPW, 25 August 2012.
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