Bangla literature

Kazi Nazrul Islam and “World Literature”: Some Questions and Concerns

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) has been customarily characterized as a rebel poet, particularly, if not exclusively, because of his 1922 poem called “Bidrohi” (the Rebel)—a poem that fiercely stages his political, linguistic, even metrical rebellion all at once.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

The Making of Theatre: There are no secrets

What makes theatre good, bad or even deadly? I thought I knew the answer to this tricky question. I had a valid ground for this belief because more than thirty years ago, the pre-eminent playwright of Bangladesh,

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

Kazi Nazrul Islam and “World Literature”: Some Questions and Concerns

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) has been customarily characterized as a rebel poet, particularly, if not exclusively, because of his 1922 poem called “Bidrohi” (the Rebel)—a poem that fiercely stages his political, linguistic, even metrical rebellion all at once.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

The poet’s last abode

It has been 50 years today since an independent Bangladesh got its national poet.

August 28, 2021
August 28, 2021

How I found my voice as a debut author

Being accused of copying Humayun made me want to create something of my own, something that wouldn’t be considered mainstream, but nor would it be too out of the box. I wanted to reflect on realism.

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Shaheen Akhtar and Shabnam Nadiya’s ‘Beloved Rongomala’ to be published by Eka, Westland Publications

Shaheen Akhtar’s 'Beloved Rongomala', translated from the Bangla novel, 'Shokhi Rongomala' (Bengal Publications, 2015), by Shabnam Nadiya, will now be published by India’s Eka imprint of Westland Publications. The novel tells the story of Queen Phuleswari, a child bride, and of Rongomala, a woman of legend—a low caste mistress to the king who protested the limits to which her rights were confined by the class and caste prejudices of 18th century southern Bengal.

September 27, 2016
September 27, 2016

Syed Haq to be buried in Kurigram

Eminent litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq is to be buried at his ancestral village home in Kurigram.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Nazrul study in neglect at DU centre

Although many seminars and discussions are going to be held to mark the 117th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam today, only a handful of research has been done on the poet in the last few decades.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016
March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Struggling since 1971..

Mr Harun-Ar-Rashid is a renowned author, economist, researcher and columnist. Despite being a graduate of Accounting he has written on a wide array of social & political causes/issues. The author has published 40 different books so far as a social novel, research papers, stories and so on.

February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016

In remembrance of Jibanananda Das

Today is the 118th birth anniversary of poet Jibanananda Das, a legend in Bengali literature. We remember him in this day with the greatest reverence.