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Rana Dasgupta

Cities

Dhaka 2014, 
From 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.

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The Great Adventurer

Dhaka 2014, 
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.

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Powerful Voices

Dhaka 2014, 
Fakrul Alam in conversation with Iranian born award-winning poet Mimi Khalvati.

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

Dhaka 2014, 
Selina Hossain, Anisul Hoque, Kumar Chakraborty, Papree Rahman. Moderated by Parvez Hossain.

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In the Age of the Aggregator

Dhaka 2014, 
Eminent journalists Dwight Garner, Carolyn Kellog and Issac Fitzgerald discuss the future of journalism. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.

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Electric Shadows

Dhaka 2014, 
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.

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Philosophical Excursions

Dhaka 2014, 
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.

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Bengal Publications Hour

Dhaka 2014, 
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.

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Revisiting Razia Khan

Dhaka 2014, 
Rediscovering this multi-talented poet. With Kaiser Haq, Hameeda Hossain, Munize Manzur, Elita Karim and Anika Hossain.

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Lessons from the Slushpile

Dhaka 2014, 
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.

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Bangladesh: Seen from within.

Dhaka 2014, 
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.

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Graphic Words

Dhaka 2014, 
Katie Green and Joelle Jolivet discuss the intangible link between words and images.

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Without Borders

Dhaka 2014, 
Urdu poet Fatema Hassan and French Indian poet and dance curator Karthika Nair recite from their work.

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Michael Puett

Dhaka 2014, 
Renowned China scholar Michael Puett delivers the lecture that has made him one of the most popular professors at Harvard University.

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The Future of the Independent

Dhaka 2014, 
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.

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

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Chanchal Ashraf, Shakhawat Tipu, Sohel Hassan Galib, Shamset Tabrejee. Moderated by Farid Kabir.

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Fault Lines

Dhaka 2014, 
A collection of short stories on 1971, featuring Niaz Zaman and Md. Badrul Ahsan. Chaired by Mahrukh Mohiuddin.

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Bhoot FM

Dhaka 2014, 
Ghost stories under the Banyan Tree. From Radio Foorti's most popular show, with RJ Russell.

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The Colonel Who Would Not Repent

Dhaka 2014, 
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.

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10 Ways of Storytelling Through Film: Nupu Press

Dhaka 2014, 
Storytelling through cinema is given a fresh perspective in this interactive session.

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The Last Mughal

Dhaka 2014, 
Enter a world of music and poetry with The Last Mughal, a performance that takes us back to a bygone era of matchless splendour - the period of the last Mughals. This evocative evening features readings by award-winning author from his book The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 and the vocals of Vidya Shah celebrating the poignant and robust folk poetry of the time and ghazals of the Mughal court.

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Spiritual Songs

Dhaka 2014, 
Morning Raga based songs by Tanveer Alam Shawjeeb.

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Past Lives

Dhaka 2014, 
Three writers talk about their multiple identities, and how they came to novel writing. WIth Zia Haider Rahman, Namita Gokhale and Shashi Tharoor. Chaired by Salil Tripathi.

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Honey Hunters

Dhaka 2014, 
Karthika Nair and Joelle Jolivet launch their beautifully illustrated book on the Sundarbans. With Munize Manzur. Supported by Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.

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Spheres of Cricket

Dhaka 2014, 
The award-winning journalist discusses the real stories that equally shaped and disturbed the world of cricket in the last decade. Chaired by Ahsan Akbar.