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...

6d ago| Theatre & Arts

Photography exhibition ‘Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning’ kicks off

The Liberation War Museum and Alliance Française de Dhaka have jointly organised the solo photography exhibition, "Bangladesh 1971: Mourning and Morning" by Marc Riboud. The exhibition&...

2w ago| Theatre & Arts

Mong Mong Sho’s tribute to the fishermen

Mong Mong Sho’s exhibition, “Songs of Fishermen” is currently taking place at EMK Center in Dhaka. A painter from Maheshkhali, Cox's Bazar, Mong works with oil paints and watercolours. In 2010...

Rokeya Sultana’s exhibition to open in India and Dhaka

Award-winning Bangladeshi printmaker and painter Rokeya Sultana is ready to launch her monograph and exhibition in both India and Dhaka.

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...

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...

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.