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CitiesFrom 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.
Award 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.
Fakrul Alam in conversation with Iranian born award-winning poet Mimi Khalvati.
Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman. Moderated by Parvez Hossain.
Eminent journalists Dwight Garner, Carolyn Kellog and Issac Fitzgerald discuss the future of journalism. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.
Aamer 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.
South 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.
In 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.
Rediscovering this multi-talented poet. With Kaiser Haq, Hameeda Hossain, Munize Manzur, Elita Karim and Anika Hossain.
Alexandra 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.
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.
Katie Green and Joelle Jolivet discuss the intangible link between words and images.
Urdu poet Fatema Hassan and French Indian poet and dance curator Karthika Nair recite from their work.
Renowned China scholar Michael Puett delivers the lecture that has made him one of the most popular professors at Harvard University.
With 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.
Featuring Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee. Moderated by Farid Kabir.
A collection of short stories on 1971, featuring Niaz Zaman and Md. Badrul Ahsan. Chaired by Mahrukh Mohiuddin.
Ghost stories under the Banyan Tree. From Radio Foorti's most popular show, with RJ Russell.
Salil 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.
Storytelling through cinema is given a fresh perspective in this interactive session.
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