The lad appeared to be very humble and slowly took a seat. But I noticed that he did not take his eyes off my face even once. He kept on staring at me through his glasses.
Kazi Nazrul Islam’s work remains just as relevant and beautiful 123 years after his birth.
Both the Dhaka Lit Fest and Ekushey Boi Mela offer sobering insights into the underlying socioeconomic challenges that have hamstrung Bangla publishing.
Sometimes we find it difficult to get past some of our renowned literary works.
Born on 12 February 1943 Akhtaruzzaman Elias was much like a firework.Khoabnama and Chilekothar Sepai, the literateur's two novels, are often mentioned with admiration amongst ardent readers.
Rabindranath Tagore saw World War I as the West literally turning its guns on itself, using its very worst traits to cannibalise itself
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,
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.