Emran Mahfuz

Emran Mahfuz

Poet and litterateur Emran Mahfuz Born on 10th October in Comilla district in Bangladesh, Emran is a son of a veteran freedom fighter Abul Kalam Mohammed Nurul Alam Khan and Bilkish Begum. He is the editor of the literary magazine “Kaler Dhoni” and Star Books-Coordinator in English daily ‘The Daily Star’. He has already published 7 books till 2019.

April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

Boi Mela 2021: Huge blows dealt to the publishing industry

Very few visitors were seen on the last day of the Boi Mela yesterday, it being a working day.

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

Gyantapas Abdur Razzak Essay Competition celebrated

The results of the essay competition organised by Gyantapas Abdur Razzak Foundation, conducted virtually through Zoom, were announced on April 5. Each of the winners has been awarded with certificates and cash prizes.

April 5, 2021
April 5, 2021

Boi Mela sees no activity under lockdown

As per government mandated instructions, the Ekushey Boi Mela opened at 12 pm today while the rest of the city observed a lockdown. No visitors were seen at the entrance for the first 45 minutes of opening.

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

Boi Mela updates as of Friday

The Ekushey Boi Mela, which was inaugurated on March 18, 2021, is stretching out across an expanded space of 1500,000 sq ft to accommodate the 834 stalls allocated to 540 organisations this year.

February 4, 2021
February 4, 2021

“Boi Mela-centric love for books poses obstacles for the publishing industry.”

Minar Mansur, the current director of the National Book Centre (Jatiya Grantha Kendro), was born on July 20, 1960 in the Barlia village of Chittagong.

August 15, 2020
August 15, 2020

‘Bangabandhu was a man void of vanity, a leader free of ego’

Apart from being a renowned educationist, Dr Fakrul Alam is also an eminent scholar, editor and translator. He has translated Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Ashamapto Attojibon”, “Karagarer Rojnamcha” and “Amar Dekha Noya Chin” (yet to be published).

July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020

‘Revolutionary change needed in existing systems’

Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury, a leading public intellectual and academic of the country, talks to Emran Mahfuz of The Daily Star about the government’s handling of the impacts of Covid-19, inequalities and injustices in society, future threats and the need for reforms. The following is a translated excerpt.

June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020

A torchbearer of our generation

Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury, a luminary in the field of our literature, has been influencing the spheres of politics, education and media for decades now.

June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

‘Masud Rana’goes to court

Among the most iconic characters of popular Bangla literature, Masud Rana’s name is synonymous with that of its author, Kazi Anwar Hossain.

November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019

Eid in 1971: A forgotten chapter of the Liberation War

The year was 1971. Dissent steadily brewing in East Pakistan. The enemy’s brutalities continued well into November. That November, people cried. But they dreamed of victory too. Then Eid-ul-Fitr arrived. How did Muslims celebrate this particular Eid, perched precariously upon a pivotal moment in history?