Decline and Fall of the Bengali Bhodrolok and Calcutta: Part V — field notes from my trip to…
Arin Basu

Arin Basu, Enjoying your field notes. Very candid and perceptive. The city that was once famous for its culture and intellectualism has now sunk in a pit of endless torment and chaos without any sign of reason, taste or intellect anywhere. Aesthetics don’t have a chance in the current milieu. Different hues of repressive politics — ever since independence — have taken its toll on the city and have degraded it for sure, but I think globalization is also responsible for the ugly and lurid facade that the city is today.

I hope you would also explore and write about the new Bengali media which is gradually becoming mindless, reflecting,though, the desires and aspirations of the urban rich. Thanks.

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