Friday, December 3, 2021

Lopamudra Column

Significance of International Mother Language Day

By Dr. Lopamudra Maitra  Bajpai/newsin.asia Many years ago, working in the Kolkata station of All India Radio, it was an interesting to find a special place being given to a tribal language called Santali. News and other programs were broadcast in this little known language. Programmes in Santali continue to this day and are popular along with broadcasts in Bengali,...

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The South Asian court jester was more than an entertainer

By Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai Court jesters in South Asian history were not “jokers” nor were  they mere entertainers who lightened the stiff and ritualistic  atmosphere in the courts of Asiatic potentates. Their sharp wit and pithy remarks were invariably backed by wisdom which was often used by the monarchs to good effect, sometimes even to get out of sticky...

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