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Kazi Nazrul Islam: More than a rebel...

Kazi Nazrul Islam: More than a rebel...

Arts & Letters

Fri, May 5 2017

One can surely argue that a reading of Nazrul’s work could have significantly contributed to the strength...

Love and Death in Krishnanagar

Love and Death in Krishnanagar

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

Translation of Mrityukshudha, a novel written by Kazi Nazrul Islam, simultaneously the biggest poet of...

Translating Nazrul into Spanish

Translating Nazrul into Spanish

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

The only Spanish translator of Kazi Nazrul Islam shares how she discovered Nazrul, Rabindranath, Saratchandra...

The man who took literary criticism...

The man who took literary criticism...

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

Poet, fiction writer and essayist Shantanu Kaiser passed away on April 11

Kathmandu Triennale: Where art...

Kathmandu Triennale: Where art...

Magazine

Thu, May 4 2017

This is perhaps the best place in South Asia to host an art event with an international character where...

To Lucky Akhand: A personal goodbye...

To Lucky Akhand: A personal goodbye...

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

A tribute to the great musician who passed away on April 21

Sons of the soil

Sons of the soil

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

Qayes Ahmed has written some of the most wonderful short stories in Bengali. This one is about the Liberation...

The Marxist vanguards of our...

The Marxist vanguards of our...

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

They write going against the grain, risking not only misinterpretation of what they say but also alienation...

Remembering the Khapra Ward

Remembering the Khapra Ward

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

We remember this bloody, excruciating day in its totality. It is to the collective memory of the martyrs...

In the shadow of partition

In the shadow of partition

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

If Manto’s partition stories reveal the senselessness of the violence of 1947, Joya Chatterji’s study,...

A Sunlit Page: The unbearable lightness...

A Sunlit Page: The unbearable lightness...

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

The books shared with readers in this column will not necessarily be only current and topical ones; rather,...

On nagging muses and harsh critics

On nagging muses and harsh critics

Arts & Letters

Thu, May 4 2017

If there was no real discourse about the quality of the work being produced, then we would not be taken...

On watching 'Ismat Apa Ke Naam'

On watching 'Ismat Apa Ke Naam'

Magazine

Tue, Apr 25 2017

Again my thoughts got diverted to the image of Naseeruddin Shah, and I started wondering what his role...

Kalashnikov’s rose

Kalashnikov’s rose

Arts & Letters

Sat, Apr 8 2017

The year was 1947. Hence the name, Avtomet Kalashnikov-47, aka AK-47

Two poems on Boishakh by Tagore

Two poems on Boishakh by Tagore

Arts & Letters

Fri, Apr 7 2017

Tagore's poetry on Boishakh transports us to a realm beyond the mundane

Derek Walcott: “Absolutely a Caribbean...

Derek Walcott: “Absolutely a Caribbean...

Arts & Letters

Fri, Apr 7 2017

Obituary of Derek Walcott who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992

Seven poems by Derek Walcott

Seven poems by Derek Walcott

Arts & Letters

Fri, Apr 7 2017

His contribution to English poetry will keep him alive

A mythical place called Bangla...

A mythical place called Bangla...

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

It has become a pure cultural artefact, a memorial to history unmoored from any physical object

Remembering Dipan

Remembering Dipan

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

Faisal Arefin Dipan Sharangrantha is a heartfelt appeal to not let Dipan’s dreams of an enlightened and...

History is not enough

History is not enough

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

Recounting the fictional tale of Kalinoor, created on the template of the famous Kohinoor, Dark Diamond...

Where are you from?

Where are you from?

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

There are individuals and groups that prefer making “others” of those who don’t fit their definitions...