Sarah Anjum Bari

Sarah Anjum Bari is Editor of Daily Star Books. Reach her at sarah.anjum.bari@gmail.com and @wordsinteal on Twitter and Instagram.

June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021

Today we are 1

It was during the peak of the coronavirus crisis, amidst the punishing heat of June, that we geared up to launch Daily Star Books on this very day in 2020.

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

Friends Reunion: 17 years later, still beautiful and imperfect

Nostalgia, yes, but also a degree of ambivalence.

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

'Murder at the Mushaira': A poet, a murder mystery, and a vivid portrait of 1857 India

In 1857, a wave of uprisings sparked through India in a bid to overthrow the British rulers. The Sepoy Mutiny was the first time Indian soldiers rose against the British East India Company in the...

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Life and literature in footnotes

“Kichudin jabot Dhakay cholchhe prochur gorom, abar eki shathe shaolar gondho chorano brishti hochhe.” The incessant heat and rainfall, the month of May, the lull of Eid holidays and the call of...

March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021

Battle cries and sound waves

“Muktishongram-e ami jog diyechhilam bishuddho ekjon biplobi hishebe”.

March 4, 2021
March 4, 2021

Conservation through literature

The River Tales (2021) is a series of graphic novels for children, commissioned by Asia Foundation’s ‘Let’s Read Asia’ digital library project and produced by HerStory Foundation in an effort to...

March 2, 2021
March 2, 2021

Faiz Ahmed: A visionary labour lawyer and leader of undivided Pakistan

History often has a way of challenging our biases towards our present. Perhaps the one thing common to humans of all generations is our steadfast belief that our own time, unlike any other time in...

February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021

Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali, Leesa Gazi, and Nasima Bee discuss ‘Sultana’s Dream’ for The British Library

On February 22, 2021, The British Library hosted “Sultana’s Dream: Contemporary Fiction of Bangladeshi Origin”, a free virtual session on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s feminist utopian novella.

February 21, 2021
February 21, 2021

The circulation of Bangla books

While writing a text, a literary text in particular, many authors tend not to think about its afterlife. Imagining, experiencing, and putting the story down on paper takes precedence during those...

February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021

Razia Khan: Life and Literature Archived

For anyone looking to immerse themself in the literary culture of Bangladesh, Professor Razia Khan Amin’s name and presence are unavoidable.