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  • Anisuzzaman

  • Old Bangla prose

    The history of Bangla prose is generally described from the beginning of the nineteenth century. But most scholars agree that some examples of Bangla prose can be found from the sixteenth centuries.
  • Abul Mansur and his all-seeing mirror

    “In ordinary mirrors, you see only the reflections of what is visible about men, but my friend, artist Abul Mansur has created a mirror that reflects the invisible, the veiled. In Abul Mansur’s mirror, the real faces of masked men who roam amongst us, hiding their true agenda, get exposed in all of their monstrosity.” Kazi Nazrul Islam wrote this in his preface to Abul Mansur Ahmad’s “Aina” (Mirror), which pretty much sums up what the book is about.