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Glycerine as Balm

Glycerine as Balm Nireekshak IT is not often that Nirad Chau- dhuri's commonsense matches his scholarship, as anyone who has read his "Continent of Circe" and his insulting comments on Parsis and Mangalore Christians will testify. It is difficult to take any writer seriously, when he is only concerned with effect, not content. And for the last many years Chaudhuri has been content to play the educated buffoon to the world court. All the more reason why his column 'Reflections on the Two Days' in Hindustan Standard deserves to be read carefully. For once, it would seem, Chaudhuri is hurt. Hurt as a Bengali, but hurt all the same.

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