10 May

Understanding Shakespeare by yourself

[ad] Having had my upbringing in Hindi-medium CBSE govt-schools, it was as late as Class XI that I heard of guys like Wordsworth or Keats. Yes, I had even heard of someone called Shakespeare; we had an extract of his from his play As you like it (Seven Ages, probably a speech by Jacques). Point is, I was as dumb about English as you can imagine anyone to be (for that matter, I have maintained the status). Somehow I went to Jadavpur University English Department. Since I did not have Bengali as a [Read more ...]