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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...

'This initiative ... will certainly...

'This initiative ... will certainly...

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

Arunava Sinha talks about what needs to be done to ensure presence of Bangladeshi fiction in the international...

Review: Asha and the Magic Moshari

Review: Asha and the Magic Moshari

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

We are impressed to read this response written by a student of grade seven. Arts & Letters welcomes illuminating...

Cartoon: Convenient amnesia

Cartoon: Convenient amnesia

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

Immerse yourself in Bangaliness on Pahela Boishakh

When less is more

When less is more

Arts & Letters

Thu, Apr 6 2017

Hamiduzzaman's sculptures simultaneously reveal creative spontaneity and a formalist tug

The unjust fate of Borges’s best...

The unjust fate of Borges’s best...

Magazine

Thu, Apr 6 2017

Norman Thomas de Giovanni passed away on February 16, aged 83.

As the dead awakened

As the dead awakened

Arts & Letters

Thu, Mar 2 2017

Shaheen Akhtar's Talash gives the birangonas a voice they were always denied

Feminist activism: Towards gender...

Feminist activism: Towards gender...

Arts & Letters

Thu, Mar 2 2017

The Dhaka Tribune reviews two books on feminist activism

New translations of Nazrul’s

New translations of Nazrul’s

Arts & Letters

Thu, Mar 2 2017

Thanks to the creative collaboration between writer and translator Niaz Zaman, and Nymphea, all three...

Coping with others

Coping with others

Arts & Letters

Thu, Mar 2 2017

This paper, read at a conference in 2001, is still relevant for writers, especially the women writers,...