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Ekushey Book Fair

35 new books on second day

Amar Ekushey

35 new books on second day

With the launching of books and announcement of new arrivals at the Nazrul Mancha inside the Bangla Academy, the second day of the Amar Ekhushey Granthamela somewhat recovered from the tardiness of Sunday when most stalls were yet to complete their decorations. Thirty-five new books including stories for children and teenagers, fiction, poetry, essay,...

All eyes on Ekushey Book Fair

All eyes on Ekushey Book Fair

The month-long Amar Ekuhsey Book Fair will begin on the first day of February. Ahead of the largest book fair in the country, publishers, organisers and authors are busy with last minute preparations for the literary extravaganza. As last year, this year's fair will take place simultaneously at the historical Bangla Academy premises...

Bangla Academy award declared

Bangla Academy award declared

Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroskar-2014 was announced in seven out of ten categories this afternoon, ahead of the Ekushey Book Fair beginning February 1. Journalist Shihab Sarkar received the award for poetry, physician Zakir Talukdar in kotha sahitya (literature), former professor of Comilla University Shantanu Kaiser in essays and former professor of Bangla at Chittagong...

PUBLISHER'S CORNER

Ananya's tireless endeavours

Noted publishing house Ananya has been in the business for over two decades. Ananya's proprietor Monirul Haque started the publishing business following his father's footstep. Ananya has published over 1,500 books, including 37 by late writer Humayun Ahmed. Its publications boast a majority of famed authors of the country, including Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Imdadul Haq Milon. At this year's Ekushey Book Fair, Ananya has published “Samajik Byabsa” by Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus, among 75 books.   It published Humayun Ahmed's...

Tears never ran dry

Tears never ran dry

On February 25 in 2009, Maj Mostafa Asaduzzaman had promised to take his three-year-old daughter to the Ekushey book fair upon returning home from the Darbar at Pilkhana. He never returned to redeem his promise. Since that dreadful day in 2009, she has come every year visiting her father, who lies in his grave...

Humayun Ahmed's works sell big at Ekushey Book Fair

Humayun Ahmed's works sell big at Ekushey Book Fair

Called the “wizard of words”, Humayun Ahmed won the hearts of millions with his literary talent. His first work was “Nondito Noroke” followed by “Shonkhonil Karagar”. At this year's Ekushey Book Fair, a new generation of curious readers is buying the two novels, penned 40 years ago. In his writing career, the late...

Ekushey book fair

Ekushey book fair

Tamralipi is one of the most popular publication houses in the country with books for students, children and young adults. Besides novels, a number of books are available for aspirants to the Math Olympiad competition. Tamralipi has published around 12 books penned by famed author Muhammad Zafar Iqbal. Under its production, two of his...

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