ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary A M A BUNCHING of arrivals, which a renaissance is, implies a bunching of departures, when it is time for it to peter out The longish innings enjoyed by the Bengalis is drawing to a close. There is a lot of self-pity in the air, self-pity soaked in the mish-mash of nostalgia, nostalgia that only confirms the fact that this is the season of epilogues. The Bengali' renaissance, helped by the British in the nineteenth century, lasted as long as it could. What once ensued has to be ended. It is ending, with a series of mono- tonic departures.

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