Posts Tagged ‘ 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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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 »

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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Are we free to imagine?

June 4, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
Are we free to imagine?

Do you sometimes wonder what makes you happy, other than your dearest and loved ones? Being happy can have a powerful effect on individuals as well as on the wider nation.
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They have occupied

November 30, 2011
Faham Abdus Salam
They have occupied

It is utterly upsetting if not earth-shattering to me that regardless of whether it is popular or high culture, the “unfairer sex” is not celebrated in my country – at all. In the literary front there is a conspicuous bias towards women – to begin with. Flurry of poems sprang up from all corners...
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Tagore and Victoria Ocampo: Literature’s enigmatic encounter

June 19, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Tagore and Victoria Ocampo: Literature’s enigmatic encounter

In September of 1924, Rabindranath Tagore received an invitation to attend Peru’s commemorative centennial celebration. A hundred years before, led by Simon Bolivar, Peru had defeated Spanish Colonial forces to become an independent nation. Peruvians wanted the Bengali Nobel Laureate to participate in the festivities marking the historical event.
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Contemporising Tagore and the world

Contemporising Tagore and the world

According to some geo-political theoreticians we are on the west of the south-eastern shattered belt. Another shattered belt was identified in Eastern Europe. These shattered belts have reportedly witnessed maddening overflow of changes. We are on the east of the Aryabarta. The Aryans describe us as the fish-eating people talking in chirping language of...
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