Emran Mahfuz

Emran Mahfuz

Poet and litterateur Emran Mahfuz Born on 10th October in Comilla district in Bangladesh, Emran is a son of a veteran freedom fighter Abul Kalam Mohammed Nurul Alam Khan and Bilkish Begum. He is the editor of the literary magazine “Kaler Dhoni” and Star Books-Coordinator in English daily ‘The Daily Star’. He has already published 7 books till 2019.

July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020

‘Revolutionary change needed in existing systems’

Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury, a leading public intellectual and academic of the country, talks to Emran Mahfuz of The Daily Star about the government’s handling of the impacts of Covid-19,...

June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020

A torchbearer of our generation

Prof Serajul Islam Choudhury, a luminary in the field of our literature, has been influencing the spheres of politics, education and media for decades now.

June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

‘Masud Rana’goes to court

Among the most iconic characters of popular Bangla literature, Masud Rana’s name is synonymous with that of its author, Kazi Anwar Hossain.

November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019

Eid in 1971: A forgotten chapter of the Liberation War

The year was 1971. Dissent steadily brewing in East Pakistan. The enemy’s brutalities continued well into November. That November, people cried. But they dreamed of victory too. Then Eid-ul-Fitr...

May 3, 2019
May 3, 2019

Participating in Bangladesh Youth Delegation to India

For their seventh batch, Bangladesh Youth Delegation to India, which began in 2012, selected 40 young women and 60 young men in six months. This year, I was fortunate enough to be one of the members.

February 9, 2019
February 9, 2019

A CONGREGATION OF DYING BIRDS

Mother-- please don't call me again at the end of day;

December 25, 2018
December 25, 2018

Awaiting justice for the Boroitola mass killings

The Pakistani occupation forces with the help of their local collaborators started their campaign of genocide and torture in a planned way from the beginning of 1971, with the aim of suppressing...

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Nirbachito Galpa: A Reflection of Middle-Class Lifestyle

Abul Hayat is a renowned Bangladeshi actor. Starting with Oedipus in 1969, he has acted in over five hundred plays to date. Not

December 17, 2017
December 17, 2017

Of a unique burial ground of 1971

The burial ground of 49 martyred freedom fighters at Dalura of Sunamganj is unique in the country.

June 17, 2017
June 17, 2017

1971: A New Horizon in History

“I could hear the incredible voice of Sheikh Muzibur Rahman, 'Make your homes forts. Fight with whatever comes handy. Our struggle will