Star Literature

Star Literature

FICTION / After the rain

Again, I wasn’t a poet, but words and sentences jumbled up seeing that small face, light make-up enhancing her beauty. A loose strand of hair cascaded down her cheek, framing her face.

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ESSAY / ‘Gayatri Sandhya’ is a document of the broken dreams of our people

Selina Hossain is a celebrated novelist in the realm of Bangla literature.

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POETRY / Violence

On my birthday, Bitan genially offers 

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POETRY / The golden hat

It was not a question one would ask as he did/ With his round glasses at the end of his nose

3d ago

FICTION / Storm child

The majority of my early childhood was spent in a big house filled with endless possibilities. At least, that’s what my preteen self thought at the time.

1w ago

POETRY / Raw Magnolias

This is a garden, these are my petals; this is my armoring plant

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POETRY / burnt honey

i quite like the smell of cloves, even more when they're burning/ turning charcoal in front of my eyes

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POETRY / Shut your eyes to dance away the rainy nights

Shut shut let me shut my eyes, for even though / the dawn confiscating the dusk’s shades of greys arrives, / there is no place for me

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POETRY / The searing beast

Sweat beads upon my brow, my shirt begins to cling/ The vile monster's tendrils reach out, adhesive

ESSAY / Charles Dickens, colonialism, and the slave trade

Time has not forgiven him for his racist and imperialist views

ESSAY / The flute player

“I sing the song of equality– Of a country where fresh joy blossoms in every heart

Apon piyashi

In myself I find her  She knows me better than myself 

3w ago

William Blake: Pioneering psychoethnography in art and poetry

As we continue to grapple with questions of identity, meaning, and societal change, Blake's visionary oeuvre serves as a guiding light

3w ago

Zadie Smith’s rhetorical tricks

Smith’s framing runs into the same blind spot in other criticisms levelled at student protests, i.e. it detaches the student’s cause from the activists, academics, and journalists, Palestinian or otherwise, who have been documenting Israel’s settler colonial project for 75 years.

4w ago

Hair cream

The mosque committee was quite displeased with Rashed, their young muezzin.

4w ago

How to exist

When there’s a lull in the air, I get the feeling that I’ve scraped the bottom of my fleshy insides.

4w ago

A childhood memory

Dust patterns have gathered around my landline phone, huddling around the maroon. my fingerprints take some dust off of it, and they rejoice.

4w ago

Je chilo amar shopnocharini

You called me close in the moments of grace/ Veiling my delicate senses

1m ago

Shedin dujone dulachinu bone

You know how that day the wind brought out/ The crazy thoughts I had in me all the while.

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Anonto prem

I wove necklaces of lyrics/ Which you'd wear beautifully

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Rabindranath Tagore’s engagement with Islamic culture and Muslims

The English poet W.B. Yeats once expressed his profound admiration for Rabindranath Tagore, describing him as “someone greater than any of us”.

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