On April 24, 2013, the collapse of Rana Plaza—a building that housed seven garment factories in Savar—killed at least 1,176 people.
Too often, we perceive books as invincible, inanimate objects. But their history is as ancient as it is ambiguous—what is a book
You know these images and the messages they denote because they've become iconicised through innumerable online shares and tagged posts and messages.
There are many versions of the legendary first encounter between Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi and his spiritual mentor Shams of Tabriz. Most describe the moment as Rumi, the religious scholar, sitting by a pond, immersed in his scholarly reading, when Shams, a stranger to him, comes by and asks him what he is doing. “You will not understand,” Rumi is reported to have replied, upon which Shams throws all of Rumi's books in the pond. But the books spring back up dry, defying the laws of physics. At this point, Shams is reported to have said, “But you do not understand.”
Thus thunders the hero, his voice reaching far and wide, capturing the full attention of his audience. The language of jatra...
Is art a personal expression or very public? How have artists used their bodies as vessels for expressing social and political views while presenting stimulating and thought provoking contemporary art?
"i have two fathers,” said the young man proudly. Noticing my confused look, he added, “that means, my mother has two husbands at the same time."