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  • Rana Dasgupta

    Cities

    Rana DasguptaFrom his first book of short stories, Tokyo Cancelled, to his latest book, Capital, Rana Dasgupta has long been preoccupied with the metropolis. He talks to Javed Jahangir and Somnath Batabyal about capitals, globalization, and big money. Chaired by K Anis Ahmed.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 12.45pmaudio available

  • The Great Adventurer

    The Great AdventurerAward winning historian, biographer, traveler, and intrepid wanderer, Patrick French has chronicled a vast swath of history, mostly based around South Asia. He talks to Alex Clark about his uncanny ability to uncover historical truths, his fascination with Tibet, and the trip around Central Asia that gave him his first taste of adventure.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 12.45pmaudio available

  • Powerful Voices

    Powerful VoicesFakrul Alam in conversation with Iranian born award-winning poet Mimi Khalvati.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 12.45pmaudio available

  • Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman.

    Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman.Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman. Moderated by Parvez Hossain.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 12.45pmaudio available

  • In the Age of the Aggregator

    In the Age of the AggregatorEminent journalists Dwight Garner, Carolyn Kellog and Issac Fitzgerald discuss the future of journalism. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 2pmaudio available

  • Electric Shadows

    Electric ShadowsAamer Hussein elaborates on three decades of his writing life, the intersection of the literary and the personal, and his deep connection with Bangladesh. Chaired by Ahsan Akbar. Marking the launch of his collection of short stories by Bengal Books.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 2pmaudio available

  • Philosophical Excursions

    Philosophical ExcursionsSouth Asia has witnessed the confluence of Sufi, Vedic and Tantric practices which have both informed and enriched each other and brought about new syncretic trends which continue to shape the history of this region. This cultural process will be explored by Sufi-scholar Shankar Nair, Sanskrit researcher and dancer Lubna Marium, and Arunava Sinha, whose translation of Rabi Sankar Bal's astonishing story of Rumi as related by the traveller Ibn-Battuta, will be out soon.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 2pmaudio available

  • Bengal Publications Hour

    Bengal Publications HourIn its second year of publications, Bengal presents their writers of 2014: Javed Jahangir and Neeman Sobhan. A discussion which will encompass mad grandmothers, revenge, reconciliation and suburbia America. Moderated by Maria Chaudhuri.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 2pmaudio available

  • Revisiting Razia Khan

    Revisiting Razia KhanRediscovering this multi-talented poet. With Kaiser Haq, Hameeda Hossain, Munize Manzur, Elita Karim and Anika Hossain.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 2pmaudio available

  • Lessons from the Slushpile

    Lessons from the SlushpileAlexandra Pringle (Group Editor-in-Chief of Bloomsbury), Meru Gokhale (Editor-in-Chief, Literary Publishing, Random House India) and Dwight Garner (Book critic, The New York Times) discuss what they look for in new writing. Chaired by Olivia Smith.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 3.15pmaudio available

  • Bangladesh: Seen from within.

    Bangladesh: Seen from within.Marking 25 years of Drik, this anniversary book is the first of a series of books presenting Bangladesh today. They portray the promise of Bangladesh, and tell our stories with integrity and compassion.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 3.15pmaudio available

  • Graphic Words

    Graphic WordsKatie Green and Joelle Jolivet discuss the intangible link between words and images.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 3.15pmaudio available

  • Without Borders

    Without BordersUrdu poet Fatema Hassan and French Indian poet and dance curator Karthika Nair recite from their work.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 4.15pmaudio available

  • Michael Puett

    Michael PuettRenowned China scholar Michael Puett delivers the lecture that has made him one of the most popular professors at Harvard University.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 4.30pmaudio available

  • The Future of the Independent

    The Future of the IndependentWith Penguin Randon House now having formed the biggest publishing company in the world, and Amazon starting a publishing venture, what is the future of the Indie press, and of publishing in general? Featuring Naveen Kishore, Carolyn Kellogand Olivia Smith. Chaired by Dwight Garner.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 4.30pmaudio available

  • Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee.

    Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee.Featuring Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee. Moderated by Farid Kabir.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 4.30pmaudio available

  • Fault Lines

    Fault LinesA collection of short stories on 1971, featuring Niaz Zaman and Md. Badrul Ahsan. Chaired by Mahrukh Mohiuddin.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 4.30pmaudio available

  • Bhoot FM

    Bhoot FMGhost stories under the Banyan Tree. From Radio Foorti's most popular show, with RJ Russell.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 5pmaudio available

  • The Colonel Who Would Not Repent

    The Colonel Who Would Not RepentSalil Tripathi's new bookis about the far-reaching consequences of Bangladesh's brutal birth. He is in conversation with freedom fighter A Qayyum Khan, marking the launch of his book In Bangladesh.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 5.45pmaudio available

  • 10 Ways of Storytelling Through Film: Nupu Press

    10 Ways of Storytelling Through Film: Nupu PressStorytelling through cinema is given a fresh perspective in this interactive session.

    Dhaka 2014, Thursday 20 November 2014, 5.45pmaudio available

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