Humayun Ahmed

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Ghosts in Bangla literature and culture

“Bhoot”, the Bangla word for ghost, derives from the Sanskrit word Bhūta, referring to living beings and the past. Later, it also came to mean ‘disembodied spirit.’ Ghost stories carry a special tradition in Bangla literature and the root lies in folklore and rural culture.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

Himu taught me it was okay to not be normal

Himu not only made me look beyond goals that lead to a luxury of life, but he also taught me to enjoy the tiny bits that make life agreeable.

November 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

‘I gifted him a flower pot on his birthday’: Faruque Ahmed

Noted actor Faruque Ahmed has been featured in numerous projects created by the magical wordsmith, Humayun Ahmed. The actor gained immense popularity when he essayed the role of 'Moti' in Humayun Ahmed's famed television series "Aaj Robibar". Together the actor and director duo has delivered numerous hit movies and series.

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

Baatighar sale for Humayun Ahmed Boi Mela

Baatighar Humayun Ahmed Boi Mela 2022 will span from November 5 to 15.

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

Spooky October reads for Halloween

Rahman’s central character Mumin, a teacher of Islamic studies in a district high school is summoned by the headmistress to help liberate her young daughter from an apparent demonic possession.

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

Humayun Ahmed and the language of Bangladeshi novels

His written language came close to spoken language due to the primitive and original style of Bengali syntax—simple sentence structures.

July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022

Paying tribute to Humayun Ahmed and some of his iconic characters

On Humayun Ahmed’s 10th death anniversary today, we share a heartfelt tribute to the maestro, penned many years ago. The tribute, still as relevant as it was back then, points out the immensity of love and affection that we hold for the ‘magician of words’. Rest in peace, sir.

January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022

25 years of Humayun Ahmed’s Opekkha

The world of Opekkha is not one that inspires joy.

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 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

Remembering the contemporary great: Humayun Ahmed

To me, he was a weaver of stories from lands and cultures, all within Bangladesh, that I would never have heard of otherwise. Growing up abroad amidst mixed cultures and languages, Humayun Ahmed kept Bangladesh within me and in thousands of others like me.