Martyred Intellectuals Day 2020 | The Daily Star
  • Rifle, Roti, Aurat: The first novel on the Liberation War

    Dawn broke in Bangladesh. Shudipto is an early riser, and today was no exception. But it could have been. He didn’t sleep much last night.

  • ‘Won’t Sareng come home?’

    Whatever her worries, however enormous her anxieties, somehow as soon as she went to bed, all these would be pushed aside by the remembered face. Kadam’s face seemed to make her forget even the pangs of hunger, t

  • The last days of a martyred intellectual

    We were on strike today to protest the attack on India. None of us went to the university. I sat at home and prepared examination questions. I didn’t go anywhere else today. By evening, I had finished the question paper for the Honours students.

  • Kobor: A unique artistic representation of an unusual situation

    He made it clear at the very beginning that he was passing extremely hectic times and that it would not be possible for him to talk for long.

  • Literature and national consciousness

    National consciousness, unless we twist the expression to mean tribal consciousness which is as old as history, is a comparatively recent phenomenon.

  • Editor’s Note

    There are few moments in any nation’s history as shameful and devastating as the targeted killings of intellectuals in Bangladesh by the Pakistani army and its collaborators in 1971