Safe, vibrant public spaces are so rare in Dhaka that the months from January to early March feel like a gift from the universe when the Bangla Academy comes alive with the Dhaka Lit Fest, followed by the Dhaka Art Summit and the February extravaganza of the Ekushey Boi Mela. Since 2020, the Gulshan Book Fair has added to the series of treats for those of us who crave creative festivals in this city.
As a pioneer, the publishing house has ensured that the quality of their books is unparalleled; I was amazed by the colourful animations at this year’s Boi Mela.
In addition to all the cognitive benefits associated with reading, reading in your first language has plenty of other benefits, including knowing about your country and countrymen in the language of the land.
Let’s take a look at the top 6 inspirational books at this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela.
The Sheikh Russell Shishu Chattar is located at the Suhrawardy Udyan portion of the Ekushey Boi Mela; around 111 stalls of 71 publications have been set up in the dedicated area. The zone has been colourfully decorated to make things attractive for children.
HC’s order to give Adarsha Prokashoni a stall in the Boi Mela a promising development
The Ekushey Boi Mela being an event of national significance gives us the perfect opportunity to rekindle our love for books.
Crowds intensified from 4:30 PM on Friday as booklovers and literature enthusiasts from all across the city gathered to have their first sights of the beloved Boi Mela in its first weekend.
Char Goyenda Mohabipode, the 52nd book by author and journalist, Shah Alam Shazu, is being published in this year’s Ekushey Boi Mela by Anannya. The book consists of five stories whose themes mainly centre around detectives, horror, mystery and adventure.