July 27, 2021

Alumna Xenia Cherkaev and Elena Tipikina publish a '2-sided book'

Read about Xenia Cherkaev (Anthropology PhD, 2015) and Elena Tipikina's two-sided book about one-sided surfaces. It has two beginnings and no end – and it's bilingual, in English and Russian, comprised of two parallel texts, neither of which is a translation of the other. Published by Borey-Art, St. Petersburg and the Museum of Organic Culture, Kolomna. The story appears on our Alumni: Beyond Columbia page as part of this website's section devoted to Graduate Student Life.

July 16, 2021

Partha Chatterjee's new book is released in India

Partha Chatterjee's new book, 'The Truths and Lies of Nationalism, as narrated by Charvak,' has just been published in India by Black Swan. It will be released in the US, in March 2022, by SUNY press. From the back cover: "While the Covid-19 pandemic was still raging in the autumn of 2020, I found, one evening, placed outside the door of my home in Kolkata, a sealed packet. Apparently, it had been left there sometime during the day. It did not come by post or any of the courier services that usually deliver mail because, if it had, someone would have rung the bell and I was home all day.