South Asia

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

ULAB Literary Salon to discuss freedom of speech today

Writers of both fiction and non-fiction have come under increasing pressure and censorship across South Asia. To discuss these issues, the fifth ULAB Lit Salon brings together a diverse group of experts drawn from policy and its practice, publishing, and media.

September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

‘Sisters In The Mirror’ deconstructs the concept of "oppressed Muslim women"

"While the book is based on academic research, I've tried to write it for the 'interested educated reader'".

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

‘The danger in telling a single Partition story is that it completely erases the individual’

1947 was overtaken almost immediately by the language question, and the question of identity.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

“Foreign Minister not a party member, AL shouldn’t be embarrassed”

Awami League Presidium Member Abdur Rahman today (August 20, 2022) said Foreign Minister Abdul Momen is not a party member and so there is no reason to misunderstand Awami League for the statement he made on seeking India’s help for sustaining the government.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Momen’s comments “help” anti-India forces in Bangladesh: MEA sources

Sources in India's Ministry of External Affairs said Momen’s comments are equally “embarrassing” for India and help anti-India forces in Bangladesh.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

ULAB Lit Salon to host discussion on Partition and its aftermath on August 13

The event will discuss the Bengal Partition of 1905, a second Partition of Bengal—and the Indian subcontinent in 1947—and the birth of Bangladesh in 1971. The Salon will showcase aspects of these partitions, living histories that bind India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

To trace back a tapestry of trauma: Partition inherited

Perhaps the book's best aspect is how it allows space for the stories of those who perpetrated violence during Partition.

July 26, 2022
July 26, 2022

July’s ULAB Literary Salon discusses Bangladeshi short story anthologies

An engaging discussion on translations unfolded at the event.

July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022

Bangladesh, a future tiger economy? Indian diplomat thinks so

With broad-basing of its industrial sector, Bangladesh could well be the tiger economy of the future, according to former Indian diplomat Ambassador Sarvajit Chakravarti.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

How is Sri Lanka’s youth dealing with the economic crisis?

With the economic crisis in Sri Lanka fuelling deplorable conditions, a widespread protest movement has emerged across the island nation, led mostly by its youth.