Pakistani artist illustrates Begum Rokeya's ‘Sultana’s Dream’

A designer and illustrator whose work focuses on human rights, feminism, and South Asian identity, Malik has just created an artwork based on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s novella Sultana’s Dream (1905...

1d ago| Books

Masud Rana continues to be a pop-culture phenomenon

The prolific writer had a dream of starting his own press, and with just BDT 10,000 from his father, he created Segunbagicha Press.

2d ago| Literature

Winners of Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar announced

Winners of the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2021 were announced in eleven categories recently.

UPL launches Samuel Jaffe’s book on grassroots activism in the Liberation War

In a live YouTube broadcast, University Press Limited (UPL) launched their book, An Internal Matter: The U.S., Grassroots Activism and the Creation of Bangladesh, written by Samuel Jaffe, at 7 PM...

1w ago| Literature

Ekushey Boi Mela postponed

Due to an ongoing spike in Covid-19 infections, the Amar Ekushey Boi Mela -- which was set to begin on February 1 -- has been postponed for two weeks, said State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM...

New books by favourite authors in the first quarter of 2022

Read an extended version of this list on The Daily Star website and on Daily Star Books’ Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Pakistani artist illustrates Begum Rokeya's ‘Sultana’s Dream’

A designer and illustrator whose work focuses on human rights, feminism, and South Asian identity, Malik has just created an artwork based on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain’s novella Sultana’s Dream (1905...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Masud Rana continues to be a pop-culture phenomenon

The prolific writer had a dream of starting his own press, and with just BDT 10,000 from his father, he created Segunbagicha Press.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Winners of Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar announced

Winners of the Bangla Academy Sahitya Puroshkar 2021 were announced in eleven categories recently.

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

‘Logo Land’: Bangladeshi author Amit Biswas on logos of the Netherlands

Logo Land  (Lecturis, 2021), a new book by Bangladeshi author Amit Biswas, takes a look at the origin and meaning of logos, exploring the depths of shapes, colours, and forms in the municipality...

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

Reflections

Far away from the crowd, ...

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

Poetry by Manu Dash

You thought Time would play thumri while in the outskirts of desire

January 22, 2022
January 22, 2022

Mojaffor Hossain’s All the Sadeqs are getting killed

The most naïve boy of Dhabaldhola village had been murdered. The decapitated body lay on the demarcation line between the Bangari field and the Taro crop-field.

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022

Farewell, Qazida

In contrast to his extroverted, charismatic literary creation “Masud Rana”, Qazi Anwar Husain was a man of solitude. Yesterday, his farewell towards the eternity happened similarly -- in a quiet...

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

“When I started reading, I had no idea what to expect.”

A brilliant conversation about literature, characters, and The Book Thief

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

UPL launches Samuel Jaffe’s book on US grassroots activism in Bangladesh Liberation War

In a live YouTube broadcast, The University Press Limited (UPL) launched their book, An Internal Matter: The U.S., Grassroots Activism and the Creation of Bangladesh, written by Samuel Jaffe, at 7...