First Decade of Frontier

by Aloke Mukherjee

Frontier | Vol. 51, No.12, Sep 23 – 29, 2018

[This year Frontier is celebrating 50 years of its continual struggle for survival. Autumn Number 2018 is actually 50th anniversary number. And this special issue which will be out in the second week of October, carries a number of articles on the theme “Frontier 50”. Aloke Mukherjee’s article ‘First Decade of Frontier’ may serve as a curtain-raiser.]

It was early 1968. The news spread among the revolutionary democrats like wild fire that in the first half of April, Samar Sen’s new magazine would hit the news stands. The D Day came and my friend Asim (Asim Datta) brought a copy for me. It was an exciting experience. The flavour coming out of the new magazine was not that of a new paper only, but of the boldness and never-give-up attitude of its editor, of good wishes of the readers.Read More »

Film: The Irish questions

by Maria Duarte

Morning Star | September 27, 2018

Black 47 (15)
Directed by Lance Daly

IN A tale of revenge and redemption, this bleak and powerful Western-style drama explores the brutality, oppression and ruthlessness of British rule in Ireland.

It follows hardened Irish Ranger Feeney (James Frecheville) who, having fought for the British army abroad turns deserter. He returns home to his estranged family to discover that his mother has died from starvation and his brother has been hanged by the state.Read More »