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“We have Rashids, Laylas, Mariams in each society”

“Read Books, Widen Your Horizon” is a joint initiative by The Daily Star and United International University (UIU).

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4 Book Vlogs for Bookaholics

They make book reviews more interesting.

Manash Ghosh's ' Bangladesh War': Dispatches of independence

Bangladesh War resembles a journalist's diary. Ghosh's tone is neither that of a critic nor a judge.

The story behind “Everyday Stories”

Each of them represented a unique crisis that women in our country are most frequently faced with, and when I had their stories assembled, I knew this was what I was looking for. 

Budget 2022-23 and the fate of our publishing industry

The protruding question we’re left with is this: is the allocated sum for purchasing even merely enough to support our publishers in this grave time?

Analysing South Asian history through films

Critical reading of South Asian history has been majorly subjected to individual narratives. Lack of comparative studies have resulted in ignorance for neighbours and a forgotten history of self.

‘The Dhaka Review’ pays tribute to Abdul Gaffar Choudhury

A memorial meeting of veteran writer, popular columnist and journalist, Abdul Gaffar Choudhury, author of the song, ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano’ was arranged in the main auditorium of Bishwa Shahitya Kendro on May 31

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Why the backlash over the Percy Jackson reboot casting is unnecessary

As a long-time fan of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series by Rick Riordan, there could be no better news than Disney+ announcing that they will be rebooting the fan-favourite series with a new, talented cast. As expected, everyone was hyped about the reboot and fans started coming out of the woodwork with their years of Greek mythology knowledge. But then, all hell broke loose in the fandom when Riordan announced that 12-year-old Leah Sava Jeffries would be joining the cast as the character of Annabeth Chase, the daughter of Goddess Athena.

What’s extraordinary about the ordinary?

In Pathak’s book we see instances of how the distinctive ordinary tendencies of everyday life are dipping and are capitalised under different industrial markets.

The Myth Bridge: Goethe Institut Bangladesh and HerStory Foundation revisit women of folklore through Dungeons and Dragons

Going live from May 15 is The Myth Bridge, a live-action simulation game that “[brings] to life” and connects nine women characters from Bengali and German folklore. 

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?” 

Is there a way out of the ethno-political cauldron in India’s far-east?

After describing why this region is India’s gateway to realising its eastern ambitions, Sudeep soon cuts to the chase, stating that the Naga peace process is central to establishing peace in Nagaland and Manipur.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

4 Book Vlogs for Bookaholics

They make book reviews more interesting.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

“We have Rashids, Laylas, Mariams in each society”

“Read Books, Widen Your Horizon” is a joint initiative by The Daily Star and United International University (UIU).

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

From Feni to New Zealand: Trinkets of a life lived

Mastura's penning is sincere. She crafts the details like a watchsmith, a representation of which could be found in the very first piece of the book, named "Feni".

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Abdulrazak Gurnah’s ‘Desertion’: The politics of leaving

Zanzibar-born (now Tanzania) writer Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021. One of his 10 published novels, Desertion (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005) is about—like many of his other works—colonialism, racism, cultural and religious biases, migration, and of course, desertion.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Manash Ghosh's ' Bangladesh War': Dispatches of independence

Bangladesh War resembles a journalist's diary. Ghosh's tone is neither that of a critic nor a judge.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

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

Honeyman gives Eleanor a personality beyond her mental illness.

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Boitoi and Walton hosting e-book fair

Boitoi, the largest e-book platform of Bangladesh, is organizing a 15-day ebook fair from June 16 to June 30. 

June 18, 2022
June 18, 2022

Baatighar completes 17 years of readership

“We witnessed great footfall in the afternoon and are glad that people came to the celebrations even amidst this gloomy weather,” shared Zafar Ahmed Rashed, CEO and Chief Editor, about the first day of the event.

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Budget 2022-23: Is the publishing industry only an inconsequential afterthought?

With the Russia-Ukraine war continuing and the (consequent) wave of inflation that has struck the world, serious concerns for

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Understanding the modern woman in 'Tokhon Golper Tore'

Tokhon Golper Tore (Pendulum Publishers, 2022) is Rifat Anjum Pia’s debut collection even though she has been writing for quite a few years now.