1w ago| Reviews

Pandemic Musings Anthropocene: climate change, contagion, consolation

Sudeep Sen’s Anthropocene is the third work on the subject by an Indian writer that I have come across in recent years, but it is truly sui generis.

1w ago| Reviews

On a Long-Awaited Critical Anthology of Bangladeshi Literature in English

For anyone with academic or amateurish interest in Bangladeshi writings in English this must be a long-awaited book. The publication of Mohammad A Quayum and Md. Mahmudul Hasan–edited Bangladeshi...

Ekushey Boi Mela plans for 2022

After the low turnout at Amar Ekushey Boi Mela this year, the Academic and Creative Publishers Association of Bangladesh hosted a discussion seminar on November 16, with notable authors, publishers...

Revisiting 'The Bell Jar': a feminist masterpiece that reverberates through time

Vivid imagery and symbolism of deep human emotion are found throughout Plath’s novel, as the readers are allowed a look into the mind of a 19-year-old girl who is trapped in the kind of society...

3w ago| Literature

Facebook banned me for 7 days for telling truth: Taslima Nasreen

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, now living in India, claimed that she was banned by Facebook for a week.

Young-adult mysteries to add to your reading list

Everyone, except Pippa, believes that Salil Singh killed his girlfriend, Andie Bell, five years ago. Before he could be charged, Salil was found in the woods, apparently having committed suicide.

November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021

On a Long-Awaited Critical Anthology of Bangladeshi Literature in English

For anyone with academic or amateurish interest in Bangladeshi writings in English this must be a long-awaited book. The publication of Mohammad A Quayum and Md. Mahmudul Hasan–edited Bangladeshi...

November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021

Pandemic Musings Anthropocene: climate change, contagion, consolation

Sudeep Sen’s Anthropocene is the third work on the subject by an Indian writer that I have come across in recent years, but it is truly sui generis.

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Ekushey Boi Mela plans for 2022

After the low turnout at Amar Ekushey Boi Mela this year, the Academic and Creative Publishers Association of Bangladesh hosted a discussion seminar on November 16, with notable authors, publishers...

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Syed Abul Fatah Sharfuddin Sharaf Al Hussaini: A forgotten poet

The first traceable progeny of the lineage, Syed Fida Hussain, had settled in Delhi during the reign of the fourth Mughal Emperor, Jahangir, with his son, Syed Golam Hussain and his grandsons, Syed...

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Brandon Taylor’s ‘Real Life’—It’s seldom fair.

Brandon Taylor’s Real Life (Riverhead Books, 2020) begins with the protagonist, Wallace, contemplating his father’s death and feeling lonely amongst his friends because they do not understand the...

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Why Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams” is a perfect way to start the season

Three days ago when I woke up in the morning to get ready for work, I stood on my balcony and felt a slight, familiar nip in the air.

November 13, 2021
November 13, 2021

High Commission of India launches Bangla edition of book, 'Operation X'

On November 8, the High Commission of India hosted a book launching ceremony wherein the Bangla version of Operation X (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2019) was unveiled.

November 13, 2021
November 13, 2021

Ujan hosts award-giving ceremony for book review contest on Korean Literature

Bangladeshi publishing house Ujan Prokashan organised a book review contest where participants had to review Korean Literature on Monday, November 8.

November 11, 2021
November 11, 2021

The grey area between books and screen adaptations

Reading and viewing stories have become something of a package deal.

November 6, 2021
November 6, 2021

Scenes from a Radio-Active Age

As my siblings and I grew up in the first half of the 1960s, the radio set was the most sought-after device in our house. Till Baba bought a television set for us towards the end of the decade, it...