• Editor’s Note

    What began as a week-long fair in the late 1970s has gradually evolved as a month-long festival of books since the 1980s, becoming one of the most anticipated literary events for readers and writers a..

    Arts & Letters - 27 February 2016
  • ‘New writers are not coming into play’

    The Gulshan office of University Press Limited has a corporate touch to it. The furniture is sleek, the decor elegant. But I was used to an old set of furniture and not-so-well-painted office which sm..

    Arts & Letters | by Rifat Munim - 27 February 2016
  • Indian publishing at a glance

    Harper Collins Publishers India Karthika VK , Publisher and Chief Editor Q: What sort of books are you interested in publishing?  A: Good, old-fashioned literature. However, we have 13 impri..

    Arts & Letters | by Shazia Omar - 20 February 2016
  • Facebook and suffering

    The measure of suffering is almost moot in a mediated world, and ‘[it] is difficult to think when one is appalled.’Judith Butler, in a letter from Paris, November 16, 2015 In Philip K D..

    Arts & Letters | by Robert Horsfield - 20 February 2016
  • ‘Poetry in its simplest forms is natural to all’

    Born in Cardiff in 1937, Gillian Clarke has been The National Poet of Wales since 2008 and a remarkable figure in British poetry. She is a poet, playwright, editor, lecturer, and translator. Her work ..

    Arts & Letters | by Nathan Hassall - 20 February 2016
  • Two young boys, my boyhood, and Dacca

    Went out around midday to buy a few things, mainly a jar of coffee that emptied out during the night and some meds that were of greater urgency. I had experienced the chill in the morning air while st..

    Arts & Letters | by SM Shahrukh - 13 February 2016
  • A platform for Bangladeshi literature

    Wasafiri, Britain’s first magazine for international contemporary writing, is quarterly magazine known for publishing and promoting work both by new and established writers, poets, and artists f..

    Arts & Letters | by SN Rasul - 13 February 2016
  • Flying solo

    Solo projects, when it comes to installations, are a way for the artist to both flaunt and critique life and the world as he or she sees it, but from a more individualistic and solipsistic viewpoint. ..

    Arts & Letters - 30 January 2016
  • Dhaka Art Summit

    Sketchbook, 2003, architect archive “Architecture came later in my life. I started to study paintings … watercolour has this quality: You put one colour on top of the other, and s..

    Arts & Letters - 23 January 2016
  • Building dreams

    The third edition of the Dhaka Art Summit introduces architecture as one of the art forms it will showcase. Aurelien Lemonier, Curator of Architecture at The Centre Pompidou in Paris, has been visitin..

    Arts & Letters - 23 January 2016
  • Dhaka Art Summit

    Atish Saha works in the field of photography and performance art. Exhibiting: His ongoing photographic series Water, featuring portraits of people in the water of the Buriganga River. Farzana ..

    Arts & Letters - 18 January 2016
  • Uncover the missing ones

    “The Missing One” is an art exhibit inspired by one of the first Bengali science fiction stories of the same name. It is curated by Nada Raza, Assistant Curator of South Asia, Modern and C..

    Arts & Letters | by Nasr Dastgir - 16 January 2016
  • Sounds like a winner

    Upon receiving the Samdani Art Award in 2014, Dhaka-based Ayesha Sultana took the next step of her whirlwind journey by attending a residency program at the Delfina Foundation in London.  &ldq..

    Arts & Letters | by Sabah Rahman - 16 January 2016
  • Emerging artists keep their eyes on the prize

    As part of its commitment to nurturing local contemporary art, every two years the Samdani Art Foundation gives an award to a talented emerging young artist between the ages of 20 and 40 living and wo..

    Arts & Letters - 16 January 2016