Posts Tagged ‘ Language ’

The disappearing language and the Bengali imagination

February 26, 2014
Nadia Chowdhury
The disappearing language and the Bengali imagination

As a Bangladeshi of Bengali descent, it is often fun to see how much Bengali has disintegrated into nothingness over the years.
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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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What’s in an accent?

April 26, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
What’s in an accent?

Those of you live in North America and in the United Kingdom are perhaps most familiar with varying accents with which English is spoken, where the same words are pronounced in different ways, making them almost unfathomable to unexposed ears.
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Knowing thyself

February 23, 2012
Zeeshan Khan
Knowing thyself

Muslim culture in India has a uniformity about it that even reaches into regions you might not expect it to. Friends of mine from Hyderabad, and deeper south have an Urdu cultural orientation that is present even as close to home as Bihar.
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The extended kinship of the political families

February 21, 2012
Rubana Huq
The extended kinship of the political families

Today is a day of mixed emotions. I watched all my favourite faces go up on the stage and receive the Ekushey Padak. Ironically Foyez Ahmed, the veteran journalist and the freedom fighter chose to die on us today.
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Speaking in mother tongue

February 25, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Speaking in mother tongue

My mother tongue is Tamil, the native language of much of South India. Having been brought up in Mumbai, many miles north of the state of Tamil Nadu, and parts beyond, it was hard enough to keep pace with the many languages that I was exposed to and had to communicate in, let alone...
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