Towrin Zaman

Musings of a romance reader

Navigating the lines between gender politics, feminist beliefs and love for romance

1m ago

Disempowering voices of propaganda: The BDS movement in books

When millions of lives are at stake and indiscriminate violations of human rights are perpetuated, there is no longer space to entertain the debate on whether the art should be separated from the artist

6m ago

Remembering Dr. Saleemul Huq, the climate stalwart

Dr. Huq steered a generation of climate researchers and activists, having inspired most of the leading climate activists and actors active currently

7m ago

Exploring the transformative power of fanfiction

While the term "fanfiction" may not have existed, the practice certainly did. Fanfiction has been argued to have influenced significant literary works such as the Homeric epics, Shakespeare's plays, and even Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote.

11m ago

Browsing les bouquinistes of Paris

It was impossible to explore all the kisoks in a single outing, with there being 900 of these bookstalls in total hosted by around 200 sellers, straddling both sides of the Seine riverbank.

11m ago

My first foray into fiction with Feluda

Growing up, I never analysed what drew me to the Feluda novels. It is only now that I marvel at how Feluda remained the fiction novel read at leisure by a self-proclaimed Bookworm such as myself for so long in my childhood.

1y ago

'The Last Queen' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: A fierce queen overlooked by the history books

Little has been written about Maharani Jindan Kaur, the youngest and last queen of the Sikh empire. Born as the humble daughter of the royal kennel keeper, Jindan saw a life of massive upheaval, living as the youngest queen to a regent and then ultimately a rebel and an exile.

2y ago

For lovers of traveling and history

Shamsul Alam’s From Love Lane to the World: Tales of Travel & More (Sea Sands, 2021) is a selection of his magazine and newspaper articles, based on his many travels over the years.

3y ago
May 15, 2024
May 15, 2024

Musings of a romance reader

Navigating the lines between gender politics, feminist beliefs and love for romance

November 28, 2023
November 28, 2023

Disempowering voices of propaganda: The BDS movement in books

When millions of lives are at stake and indiscriminate violations of human rights are perpetuated, there is no longer space to entertain the debate on whether the art should be separated from the artist

November 1, 2023
November 1, 2023

Remembering Dr. Saleemul Huq, the climate stalwart

Dr. Huq steered a generation of climate researchers and activists, having inspired most of the leading climate activists and actors active currently

July 17, 2023
July 17, 2023

Exploring the transformative power of fanfiction

While the term "fanfiction" may not have existed, the practice certainly did. Fanfiction has been argued to have influenced significant literary works such as the Homeric epics, Shakespeare's plays, and even Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote.

July 9, 2023
July 9, 2023

Browsing les bouquinistes of Paris

It was impossible to explore all the kisoks in a single outing, with there being 900 of these bookstalls in total hosted by around 200 sellers, straddling both sides of the Seine riverbank.

May 2, 2023
May 2, 2023

My first foray into fiction with Feluda

Growing up, I never analysed what drew me to the Feluda novels. It is only now that I marvel at how Feluda remained the fiction novel read at leisure by a self-proclaimed Bookworm such as myself for so long in my childhood.

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

'The Last Queen' by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: A fierce queen overlooked by the history books

Little has been written about Maharani Jindan Kaur, the youngest and last queen of the Sikh empire. Born as the humble daughter of the royal kennel keeper, Jindan saw a life of massive upheaval, living as the youngest queen to a regent and then ultimately a rebel and an exile.

June 17, 2021
June 17, 2021

For lovers of traveling and history

Shamsul Alam’s From Love Lane to the World: Tales of Travel & More (Sea Sands, 2021) is a selection of his magazine and newspaper articles, based on his many travels over the years.

March 1, 2021
March 1, 2021

‘Tumi Kon Gogoner Tara’: In remembrance of a mother

A solemn tribute to mothers and to our nation’s unrelenting humanity, Hussain’s novel shows us the people and the Bangladesh we could more often be.

February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

The Glamour and Darkness of the Spanish Dictatorship

Ruta Sepetys’s The Fountains of Silence (Penguin Books, 2019) takes place in the 1950s, in a Spain reigned by fear and stifling laws, caught between the dichotomy of non-existent human rights on the one side, and a flourishing tourist scene and wealthy visitors wooed by the national regime on the other.

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