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Fahmida Azim unpacks her illustration of Uyghur experiences in Chinese internment camps

On August 21, Fahmida Azim, a Bangladeshi born, Seattle-based artist and journalist, was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Illustrated Reporting and Commentary. The winning team—with Fahmida Azim as artist, Josh Adams on art direction, and Anthony Del Cole as the writer—won the award for “How I escaped a Chinese internment camp”, a visual story on a woman who survived the abduction and internment of Muslims in Chinese camps. The comics reveal insider accounts of China’s anti-Muslim measures, particularly their treatment of the Uyghur community in China.

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Books to read this Durga Puja

In The Footsteps Of Rama attempts to retrace the fabled journey of Rama, travelling from Ayodhya to the Dandakaranya forest and Panchavati (near Nashik) and on to Kishkindhya (close to Hampi), Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka. 

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For These Morbid Thoughts

For these morbid thoughts, go to the mountains and cry. For these morbid thoughts, kill all your darlings. For these morbid thoughts, shower as soon as you can. For these morbid thoughts, know that it won’t pass.

‘Nil Chhaya’ reconjures ghosts of Bengal’s Indigo Revolution

‘Nil Chhaya' connects the Indigo Revolt to the oppressions faced by present day garment factory workers in Bangladesh.

Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall trilogy, no more

Hilary Mantel, British author of the Tudor series of books known as the Wolf Hall trilogy, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, Reuters reports. The twice Booker Prize-winning author was 70. 

Connecting generations through stories

Some of my most fervent memories from my chaotically loving childhood is of my Nanuji gathering all of us cousins, big bowl of rice and curry in hand ready to be prepped into balls and stuffed into our ravenous mouths, while reading Sukumar Ray’s 'Hajabarala' and 'Abol Tabol'.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Fahmida Azim unpacks her illustration of Uyghur experiences in Chinese internment camps

On August 21, Fahmida Azim, a Bangladeshi born, Seattle-based artist and journalist, was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Illustrated Reporting and Commentary. The winning team—with Fahmida Azim as artist, Josh Adams on art direction, and Anthony Del Cole as the writer—won the award for “How I escaped a Chinese internment camp”, a visual story on a woman who survived the abduction and internment of Muslims in Chinese camps. The comics reveal insider accounts of China’s anti-Muslim measures, particularly their treatment of the Uyghur community in China.

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

Books to read this Durga Puja

In The Footsteps Of Rama attempts to retrace the fabled journey of Rama, travelling from Ayodhya to the Dandakaranya forest and Panchavati (near Nashik) and on to Kishkindhya (close to Hampi), Rameshwaram and Sri Lanka. 

October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022

For These Morbid Thoughts

For these morbid thoughts, go to the mountains and cry. For these morbid thoughts, kill all your darlings. For these morbid thoughts, shower as soon as you can. For these morbid thoughts, know that it won’t pass.

September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022

How Jules Verne’s ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ got me through typhoid

Jules Verne opened my eyes to the wonderful world of science-fiction, a world where the pinnacle of human imagination meets the beauty of the known. 

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Portrait of a family through an intelligence agent’s eyes

Besides the brilliantly unconventional addition of an Intelligence Agent as the main audience, the story’s language, unflinchingly charged with a humorous tone, is enough to keep a reader’s eyes glued to the screen.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

‘Praner Prodip Jwaliye’: Prime Minister’s 75th birthday celebration at Bangla Academy

The program was divided in two sections; the first part was dedicated to launching the book titled, Praner Prodip Jwaliye (Bangla Academy, 2022). It is a collection of poetry and rhymes written for the Prime Minister’s 75th birth anniversary and were composed by celebrated personalities.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Shaheen Akhtar’s ‘Beloved Rongomala’ (trans. Shabnam Nadiya) in a new edition from Westland Books

Based on an 18th century legend from Bangladesh’s Noakhali region, Beloved Ronglomala tells the story of one Queen Phuleswari, a child bride, and of Rongomala, a woman of legend.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Shabnam Nadiya, Wasi Ahmed only Bangladeshis among English PEN Presents shortlist

Shabnam Nadiya was selected for The Ice Machine, her translation from the Bangla of Bangladeshi short story writer and novelist Wasi Ahmed’s Borofkol. 

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

Hilary Mantel gave richness to historical fiction

She wrote with vitality, a realness that seemed somewhat dangerous on paper. 

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

‘We must celebrate books’

There is an absence of the type of education in the country that encourages people to involve in knowledge-based discussions, said eminent educationist Prof Syed Manzoorul Islam.