• Sunday, Jul 05, 2020
  • Last Update : 01:33 am

Chinho Mela: A place for literature, discussions, enlightenment

  • Published at 09:30 pm March 13th, 2019
web-Chinho-Mela-1.jpg
Chinho Mela, Country’s largest gathering of literati at the triennial , kicked-off at the Rajshahi University (RU) premises on Monday, March 13, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The fair organized over 100 stalls featuring literary magazines from Bangladesh and India rich with literary content

The country’s largest gathering of literati at the triennial Chinho Mela, kicked-off at the Rajshahi University (RU) premises on Monday.

The fourth edition of the two day literature festival organized by the university’s Bangla department, concluded on Tuesday at the Shahidullah Arts building.

The fair was named after the RU-based literature magazine titled ‘Chinho’, a publication of its Bangla department.

Authors, poets, artists, academics, intellectuals, along with avid readers and literature enthusiasts from home and abroad, thronged to the festival to quench their thirst for literature.

The fair organized over 100 stalls featuring literary magazines from Bangladesh and India rich with literary content.

In local poet Jahangir Firoz’s words: “Prithibi amar, ami hete jabo. Tobe keno ei passport passport, katatar katartar khela,” implied that the festival through its literary outreach has broken all boundaries and emerged as a place for literature, discussions, enlightenment.

Another local poet Soroj Deb claimed: “It will not be an exaggeration, if RU students claimed that Chinho Mela is the largest literary conference arranged by a department of any university.”

Several discussion sessions were conducted by poets and writers during which speakers spoke about Bangla literature’s place in the 21st century, recited poems, and discussed the future of Bangla literature as well as its trends and tendencies.

Dr Shohid Iqbal, chairperson of Bangla department and editor of Chinho said: “Chinho has a goal to help inspire and produce creative and thoughtful writers.”

“Writers and literature lovers from Bangladesh, India, and also Bangali writers from across the world, gather here once every three years to express and exchange their thoughts about Bangla literature,” he said.

Teachers and students of Rajshahi University visited stalls, enjoyed the discussion sessions, the poem recitals and folk music of ‘Matal,’ a band comprised of students and teachers of the Mass Communication and Journalism department of Rajshahi University.

52
51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail