Shamsad Mortuza | The Daily Star
  • Shamsad Mortuza

    The writer is Advisor, Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

  • October 1492: Of changes, Exchange and ‘X’ - change

    On October 12, 1492, the world changed. It was a blind "date" that went awry. The poster boy of this historic(al) date is a maritime explorer, Christopher Columbus who was hell bent on finding a western route to India.
  • Okja: A meat-lover's nightmare

    Don't watch Okja if you are one of those with big plans of making the best out of all the surplus meat that will dip into your deep fridge.
  • Frankenstein at 200

    2018 is being celebrated as the bicentenary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. As the world eerily embraces the possibilities of human cloning,
  • A Dead Tongue

    My tongue is standing by the road
  • Manik Bandopadhyay: A Hunger Artist

    Meet Manik Bandopadhyay— wounded by the critics who had glanced at the title of his novel to dismiss it as fatalist or feudalist. Manik's tongue-in-cheek reply shows that readership is the real mandate that an author needs; engagement with the society is the real commitment that an author desires.