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Literature

<p>Literature</p>

My Bangla journey

I arrived in Bangladesh for the first time one September day in 1986. I had just graduated from college with a degree in development economics and intended to spend a year working in Bangladesh and ...

21 named for Ekushey Padak

Twenty eminent personalities and an organisation will get the country's second highest civilian award, Ekushey Padak, this year in recognition of their contributions to various fields, reports ...

7 terms that took off in 2019

Author J.K. Rowling became the latest person to be "cancelled" on Friday in a row over transgender rights after the action signifying online outrage took off in 2019, along with terms such as "girly ...

A capital city, down and depressed

Seventy-one per cent of the residents of capital city Dhaka are suffering from depression. This is not the romantic depression of the poets. It is the depression of humans having to live inhuman ...

How Wilde's stolen ring found by Dutch 'art detective'

A golden ring once given as a present by the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde has been recovered by a Dutch "art detective" nearly 20 years after it was stolen from Britain's Oxford University.The ...

Behrouz Boochani, award winning asylum-seeker author, celebrates freedom in NZ

A Kurdish-Iranian refugee who penned a book on a mobile phone while held in an Australian detention camp said Friday he was celebrating life "as a free man" in New Zealand.Award-winning author ...

Dhaka Lit Fest 2019 ends in November drizzle

Cyclone Bulbul could not dampen the Dhaka book lovers&rsquo; enthusiasm for Dhaka Lit Fest that after 9 years can truly claim to have won its place in people&rsquo;s hearts.The morning session ...

‘You can distort history books, not historical fiction’

Mojaffor Hossain is a short story writer, and has published 10 books so far. He also translates short stories and critical essays from English to Bangla. He has written a novel on the liberation war, ...

Nabaneeta Deb Sen: Wit, brilliance, guts shaped literary ouvre

Nabaneeta Dev Sen once said she took up the pen because there was no escape for her as &ldquo;everybody who came to our house, was a writer&rdquo;.It was a typical witty take on her childhood, the ...

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