books

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

What we readers want from Zoya Akhtar’s ‘The Archies’

What we want to see is the original comics' innocence revisited.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Sabiha Huq's 'The Aviary': History depicted by three Mughal princesses and a Kashmiri queen

Sabiha Huq excavates and discusses overlooked texts written by Muslim women and questions the position of women within Islamic cultures in South Asia at large.

May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022

For fans of ‘Heartstopper’, an Alice Oseman reading guide

I wanted to share my personal reading order of Alice’s work and a glance into what you can expect from each.

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

UPL launches book, ‘Millennial Generation in Bangladesh’

The book in question, according to the blurb on UPL’s website, asks noteworthy questions like, “How do [Millennials] identify themselves in the social and national contexts and how can the nation&...

May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022

Libraries in south Dhaka ceasing to exist

Rokanpur Library, located on the third floor of Rokonpur Community Center beside Kabi Nazrul Government College in Laxmibazar, can hardly be called a library anymore. It suffers from a shortage of...

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Reading tips for a full-time working mom

As I wrote in “Motherhood—the story of a transformed reader”, my essay for Daily Star Books on International Mother’s Day on

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

ULAB English department to launch Literary Salon on Saturday

In an initiative that is first of its kind, the Department of English and Humanities at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh is launching the ULAB Literary Salon on Saturday, May 14.

May 12, 2022
May 12, 2022

Is there a way out of the ethno-political cauldron in India’s far-east?

After describing why this region is India’s gateway to realising its eastern ambitions, Sudeep soon cuts to the chase, stating that the Naga peace process is central to establishing peace in...

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

The 'idol-breaker' of Iran: poet Forough Farrokhzad

She would be the first woman in the history of Persian literature to publish poems that spoke openly of women, sexuality, longings, and equality.