Bengal Nights

Review of a duo: Bengal Nights & It Does Not Die

“I would like to be able to look Maitreyi in the eyes…” — Bengal Nights, 1933   For a powerful narrative set in postcolonial India, told by two powerful minds, one pair stands to be compared and contrasted. These are Mircea Eliade’s 1933 Bengal Nights and Maitreyi Devi’s 1974 It […]

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Write a Story in Future Tense

Click here for a PDF — A Short Story in Five Tenses   As an exercise for my wonderful English students at New York Language Center, I asked them to write the final page, all sentences in future tense. It takes a lot of concentration to not run through prose. […]

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