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    Ahmad Rafique to receive Jasimuddin lit award

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:24pm on January 01, 2021

    Renowned writer and language movement veteran Ahmad Rafique has been named the recipient of Kabi Jasimuddin Sahitya Puraskar for his contribution to Bangla language and...

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    Bangladesh Abrittishilpi Sangsad begins its journey

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:16am on January 01, 2021

    A new recitation organisation named Bangladesh Abrittishilpi Sangsad has been formed with recitation artiste Jayanto Chattopadhyay as its convener and Rupa Chakraborty as its member...

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    Rizia Rahman’s birth anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 28, 2020

    Today is the 81st anniversary of birth of the late Ekushey Padak-winning novelist Rizia Rahman. Rizia Rahman was born at Bhabanipur, Kolkata on December 28,...

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    Syed Shamsul Haq’s 85th birth anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:09pm on December 26, 2020

    Today is the 85th anniversary of birth of the late Independence Award-winning poet-playwright-novelist Syed Shamsul Haq. Different organisations will arrange special programmes and...

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    Gemcon Sahitya Puraskar 2020 announced

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:08pm on December 26, 2020

    Gemcon Sahitya Puraskar 2020 has been announced through a video message on Saturday, said a press release. Kazi Anis Ahmed, director of Gemcon Group, announced...

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    Foreign authors top sellers with literature-loving Tehran women

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 10:42pm on December 25, 2020

    French authors Albert Camus and Simone de Beauvoir rub shoulders with the likes of Jewish diarist Anne Frank and Russian poet Osip Mandelstam in Tehran...

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    Mahbub Ul Alam Chy’s 13th death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on December 23, 2020

    Today is the 13th anniversary of death of the poet Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury, the writer of the first poem on the language movement Kandte...

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    #MeToo rocks Turkey's literary world

    Agence France-Presse. Ankara | Updated at 11:11am on December 22, 2020

    Sexual assault and harassment allegations have shaken Turkey's literary world, creating a rare #MeToo moment as women break taboos and speak out in the still...

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    In conversation with Shamset Tabrejee

    Dhrubo Sadiq | Updated at 11:11pm on December 21, 2020

    Poet-painter Shamset Tabrejee’s first book of poems was published in 1992. However, his poems began to appear in various little magazines and dailies back in...

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    Selim Morshed receives Loke Literary Award

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on December 20, 2020

    Fiction writer Selim Morshed received Loke Literary Award 2019 at a programme held at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on Saturday. The award...