Literature

Making books accessible

February 11, 2015
Hammad Ali
Making books accessible

For the few years that I was living outside Bangladesh, one of the things I missed the most was the Ekushey Book Fair
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Making Hay while the sun shines?

November 28, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Making Hay while the sun shines?

The Hay Festival, Bangladesh’s premier English language literary festival
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Rabindranath and our ‘Hay Hay’ Bangla Academy

November 25, 2014
Anisur Rahman
Rabindranath and our ‘Hay Hay’ Bangla Academy

On November 17, the Sensus Theater at the Citizens’ House
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Exploring Marquez with malaria: A nostalgic obituary

April 21, 2014
Nadia Chowdhury Kahn
Exploring Marquez with malaria: A nostalgic obituary

Growing up, I loved reading the books of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. His magnum opus, 100 Years of Solitude
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Remembering Marquez: A personal tribute

April 20, 2014
Pratiti Shirin
Remembering Marquez: A personal tribute

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is no more, a writer  I became acquainted with his works quite late. Passing by Shahbagh one day
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Khushwant Singh: Laughter and a life without love

March 23, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Khushwant Singh: Laughter and a life without love

One of the most well known, well loved men and writers of South Asia passed away at 99 who made a career telling the world what he thought of the world
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The Torch

November 13, 2013
Nuhash Humayun
The Torch

I was ten years old, on a bicycle, taking the only path I knew. I was going from my mother’s place to my father’s. People would ask me what it was like
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Humayun Ahmed, Himu and identity conflicts in Bangladesh

July 21, 2013
Prashanta Tripura
Humayun Ahmed, Himu and identity conflicts in Bangladesh

When the celebrated writer Humayun Ahmed (henceforward, HA) passed away a year ago on July 19, his death was mourned in an unprecedented manner by
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The Mystic in the Rebel

May 25, 2013
Mohammad Nurul Huda
The Mystic in the Rebel

Though popularly labelled as the Rebel poet of Bengal, Nazrul had been digging ceaselessly into the esoteric depth of his Self and Soul
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Hay Festival: Opening cultural gateways

November 29, 2012
K. Anis Ahmed
Hay Festival: Opening cultural gateways

The recently concluded Hay Festival Dhaka has left readers and writers with the excitement of coming into touch with vibrant literary discussions with our counterparts on other shores.
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Posted in Culture, Language, Literature | 9 Comments »

Nay to Hay?

November 29, 2012
Mridul Chowdhury
Nay to Hay?

The recent Hay Festival in Dhaka was a rare treat in many ways. Meeting some of the South Asian literary luminaries was a delight as expected, but meeting the ‘protesters’ of the Dhaka Hay Festival added a dimension to my experience that I was not prepared for.
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A prize for literature or political reality?

November 15, 2012
Mushfique Ahmed
A prize for literature or political reality?

This year’s Nobel Award in Literature, no doubt, points to a shift for the Swedish Academy. Was it a change of heart? May be; or perhaps, they decided to go off the script for a realistic change.
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Humayun Ahmed: When the author and the reader became one

July 23, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
Humayun Ahmed: When the author and the reader became one

Humayun Ahmed’s body belonged to the writer but the soul belonged to us. The man who for nearly four decades had painted with words the middle-class sensibilities of an entire people has passed away.
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Humayun Ahmed: A thousand more years

July 20, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Humayun Ahmed: A thousand more years

Today, my facebook page was a collage of grief. Every single friend of Bangladesh origin had something to say about the death of Humayun Ahmed — some sadness to share, some feelings of loss to express.
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