Fakrul Alam | The Daily Star
  • Fakrul Alam

    Fakrul Alam is a Bangladeshi academic, writer, and translator.

  • Bangabandhu’s writerly skills

    Soon after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Oshomapto Atmojiboni (Unfinished Memoirs)came out in an English translation as well in the original Bangla in 2012, I heard at least a few people express their skepticism about the book’s authorship to me.
  • Shashi Tharoor Looks Through A Glass Darkly, For Democracy

    This is a must-read book for anyone worried about the vulnerability of democracy in our time and the rise of authoritarian governments everywhere.
  • A Bangladeshi Babu Like No Other

    Numair Atif Choudhury’s Babu Bangladesh is a tour de force of a novel. Exuberant, extravagant, learned, zany, ingenious, whimsical, irreverent and provocative, this is a work of amazing merit.
  • Poetry of Nirmalendu Goon

    How Freedom Became Our Own Word
  • The road to DU’s opening day

    In these pandemic-plagued times, ceremonies commemorating the beginning of the celebrations of the University of Dhaka (or DU) that were to culminate in July 1, 2021 have been scaled down drastically; the chances of alumni and well-wishers of university students and faculty members thronging the campus on July 1, 2020 to inaugurate the year-long events have all but gone.