14h ago| Literature

Remembering Shamsur Rahman

Yesterday marked the 93rd birth anniversary of poet, writer, and journalist Shamsur Rahman, widely regarded as a pivotal figure in Bangla literature in the latter part of the 20th century.

1d ago| Literature

From Shahaduz Zaman’s docufiction Ekjon Komlalebu

Like a reptile emerging from the dust of centuries, Kolkata’s Ballygunge Down tram is snaking its way towards Rashbihari Avenue. Ghon! ghon! chimes its bell, ringing out in the last of the fading...

Ujan Book Review Contest 2021 announces winners, reviews Korean literature in translation

Participants reviewed Bangla translations of two significant works of Korean literature—Korear Kobita (Korean Poetry) translated by Chhanda Mahbub, and Korear Golpo (Short Stories of Korea), edited...

ULAB Press launches 'Commemorating Sheikh Mujib’

On the morning of Thursday, October 7, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh saw the launch of ULAB Press with its maiden publication, Commemorating Sheikh Mujib: The Greatest Bengali of the...

Immigrant experience in focus: Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has just been announced as the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature "for his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of...

2w ago| Literature

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, the award-giving body said on Thursday (Oct 7).

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Remembering Shamsur Rahman

Yesterday marked the 93rd birth anniversary of poet, writer, and journalist Shamsur Rahman, widely regarded as a pivotal figure in Bangla literature in the latter part of the 20th century.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

From Shahaduz Zaman’s docufiction Ekjon Komlalebu

Like a reptile emerging from the dust of centuries, Kolkata’s Ballygunge Down tram is snaking its way towards Rashbihari Avenue. Ghon! ghon! chimes its bell, ringing out in the last of the fading...

October 19, 2021
October 19, 2021

Ujan Book Review Contest 2021 announces winners, reviews Korean literature in translation

Participants reviewed Bangla translations of two significant works of Korean literature—Korear Kobita (Korean Poetry) translated by Chhanda Mahbub, and Korear Golpo (Short Stories of Korea), edited...

October 17, 2021
October 17, 2021

Breakthrough: A tale of love and prejudice

Suhail Aziz’s book, Breakthrough (Book Guild, 2020), is a memoir of a British Bengali and his intertwined personal story of love and prejudice. Aziz is best known within the UK Bengali community...

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Abdulrazak Gurnahs 'Afterlives': The repercussions of colonialism, unveiled

Abdulrazak Gurnah, this year’s Nobel laureate in literature, seems to come as an admirable choice compared to the Nobel Prize’s controversial recent history.

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

Third World Bengali Literary Conference hosted in US

“The Third World Bengali Literary Conference”, organised by the North America Bengali Literary Society (NABLS), was held on Zoom. The event drew expatriate Bengali literature aficionados from all...

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

Gyantaposh Abdur Razzak Foundation conducts session on Manosh Chowdhury’s unpublished research

The Unpublished PhD lecture series, organised by Gyantaposh Abdur Razzaq Foundation, resumed on October 12, 2021 at 7 pm over Zoom after a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In its...

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021

New Superman to come out bisexual, DC Comics reveals

Out, out and away! - for Superman on National Coming Out Day.

October 11, 2021
October 11, 2021

Sangat Bangladesh holds memorial for feminist author and activist Kamla Bhasin

Sangat Bangladesh, a South Asian feminist network founded by Kamla Bhasin, held an event in Dhanmondi’s Rabindra Sarobar on Saturday to commemorate the feminist author, poet, development worker,...

October 10, 2021
October 10, 2021

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: Mental health issues in young-adult books

Young-adult books have recently been doing an exceptionally valuable job of incorporating mental health issues into their stories. Following is a list of books that represent various aspects of...