‘Sisters In The Mirror’ deconstructs the concept of "oppressed Muslim women"

"While the book is based on academic research, I've tried to write it for the 'interested educated reader'".

How Salman Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children’ changed my life

Metaphors have never made more sense to me than when these two swapped but intertwined lives personified India and Pakistan, the two newborn countries, whose births were marked by blood, pain and trauma.

‘Indigenous In the Edge’ outlines lives of 17 ethnic groups in Bangladesh

Members of each community have reviewed the information that attempts to offer insight into the histories, homes, the clans and tribes that make up each community, the food habits and religious and cultural practices, and the languages, written and oral, they employ. 

Five books I would sell my soul to re-read for the first time

Honeyman gives Eleanor a personality beyond her mental illness.

For fans of ‘Heartstopper’, an Alice Oseman reading guide

I wanted to share my personal reading order of Alice’s work and a glance into what you can expect from each.

UPL launches book, ‘Millennial Generation in Bangladesh’

The book in question, according to the blurb on UPL’s website, asks noteworthy questions like, “How do [Millennials] identify themselves in the social and national contexts and how can the nation's framework work for their life strategy?” 

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

‘Sisters In The Mirror’ deconstructs the concept of "oppressed Muslim women"

"While the book is based on academic research, I've tried to write it for the 'interested educated reader'".

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

How Salman Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children’ changed my life

Metaphors have never made more sense to me than when these two swapped but intertwined lives personified India and Pakistan, the two newborn countries, whose births were marked by blood, pain and trauma.

August 9, 2022
August 9, 2022

‘Indigenous In the Edge’ outlines lives of 17 ethnic groups in Bangladesh

Members of each community have reviewed the information that attempts to offer insight into the histories, homes, the clans and tribes that make up each community, the food habits and religious and cultural practices, and the languages, written and oral, they employ. 

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

Home-grown solutions for a global crisis: 'Rohingya Camp Narratives' launches at IUB

“Here one will find on state policy analysis and societal dynamics–exploring grey areas and bringing multidimensional analysis to the refugee crisis”, said Professor Dr Meghna Guhathakurta.

July 28, 2022
July 28, 2022

Mundanities, magic realism, Bangladesh—Shahidul Zahir’s novellas

The personal space is the same as the political sphere, the individual on the same strand as the collective. 

July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

Unconventional narrators dominate the 2022 Booker Prize longlist

Glory is narrated by a vivid chorus of animal voices, while Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies is partly told by the malevolent cancer travelling through the body of protagonist Lia.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

Ali Riaz, UPL discuss 'More Than Meets The Eye: Essays on Bangladeshi Politics'

Ali Riaz has tried to determine the current political trends as well as trends that may emerge in the future with his keen insight.

July 24, 2022
July 24, 2022

How it feels when you can’t finish reading a book

As I have grown older, my mind is calmer but it’s a void now, empty of any voice.

July 17, 2022
July 17, 2022

Books to read against a beautiful sunset

Here are some books that, for their various tropes and themes, go hand in hand and allow us to relish these July evenings.

July 13, 2022
July 13, 2022

Five of BTS leader RM’s favourite books

RM, leader of the popular K-pop band BTS, is not only a musician but also an avid reader.