Literature

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    Children’s book fair, cultural show begin

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:45pm on March 17, 2017

    An 11-day children’s book fair and cultural show, marking national children’s day, is underway on Bangladesh Shishu Academy premises...

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    Waheedul Haque remembered

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:31pm on March 17, 2017

    Tagore exponent Waheedul Haque’s 84th birth anniversary was observed by two organisations, founded by Haque, at different venues in the capital on Thursday...

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    Jasimuddin’s 41st death anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:03pm on March 12, 2017

    Today is the 41st death anniversary of poet Jasimuddin, popularly known as Palli Kabi (The Rural Bard) for his poems depicting the people and nature...

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    Rafiq Azad’s first death anniv today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:53pm on March 11, 2017

    Today is the first death anniversary of Ekushey Padak-winning poet and freedom fighter Rafiq Azad...

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    Poets present self-penned poems marking Women’s Day

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:35pm on March 08, 2017

    Female poets recited their self-penned poems at a programme at the Sufia Kamal Auditorium of National Museum in the capital on Wednesday...

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    Samadhara poetry festival held

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:22pm on February 23, 2017

    A poetry festival organised by literary magazine Samadhara was held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday...

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    Syed Haq’s birth anniv celebrated

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:32pm on December 27, 2016

    Late poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq’s 81st birth anniversary was celebrated through separate programmes on Tuesday at Bangla Academy and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy...

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    Shankha Ghosh selected for Jnanpith Award

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:03pm on December 24, 2016

    Veteran poet Shankha Ghosh has been selected for this year's Jnanpith Award, India's highest literary award...

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    Harry Potter book fetches £370,000 at auction

    Culture Desk | Updated at 11:32pm on December 14, 2016

    A one-off copy of a Harry Potter spin-off book that was handwritten by JK Rowling has sold for almost £370,000...

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    Dylan muses on honor and surprise of Nobel prize

    Reuters . Stockholm | Updated at 10:20pm on December 11, 2016

    Nobel laureate Bob Dylan sent a message on Saturday thanking the Swedish academy for awarding him the Nobel prize for literature, an honor the American...

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