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  • Through Time and Tide

    Boats: A Treasure of Bangladesh acts as a paean to the ancient, yet now sadly dying craft of naval carpentry in Bangladesh. Its roots in the region go back far enough for Ibn Battuta...

  • Of Jean Paul Sartre and Imposture

    In October 1964, Jean Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, a French philosopher and novelist, was declared winner of the Nobel Prize for literature for that year.

  • Myanmar's Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim “Other”

    As Bangladesh continues to grapple with the massive influx of Rohingya refugees, an unprecedented spotlight has been shone on the

  • Rediscovering Origin

    These two questions happen to be at the heart of human knowledge and rationality, and the focal point of Dan Brown's ground-


    This book's subtitle, Sketches from my Life gestures helpfully at the book's content for it is about the full and colorful life lived by its

  • Efflorescence of South Asian Sci Fi?

    I have long been a reader of science fiction. Not just for entertainment, but also for insights useful for my research and teaching.

  • Church Bells and Darjeeling Tea

    The title of the book entices the reader. We all love Darjeeling tea, but why 'Church bells?' Zeena Chowdhury's experience of

  • Is It Truth or Dare?

    Those familiar with Nadia Kabir Barb's column Straight Talk in The Daily Star will be pleased with her short fiction debut Truth or Dare.

  • An Impression of Some Turbulent Days

    First published in 1973, Amy Geraldine Stock's Memoirs of Dacca University: 1947-1951, is not just another memoir. The current

  • Partition, 1947—Whodunnit?

    On August 26, 2017, DS brought out a special supplement on the1947 partition of Bengal. It contained fine articles on the subject by