Somnath Batabyal at Hay Festival, Dhaka

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The (False) Seduction of Cities


Photo by Ridwan Adid Rupon

The irony of going to attend a Hay Festival session on globalisation, capital, and the brutality of an urban landscape shaped by neo-liberal ideas of capitalism was not lost on me. With the recent case of three outsiders brutally assaulted on dubious grounds not far from the Hay Festival location of Bangla Academy, the issues touched upon at the session struck a chord with the Bengali audience…

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