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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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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.

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Treasures in Texts

Dhaka 2014, 
The father of Conceptual Art in Myanmar, Po Po, taught himself art history by salvaging texts from magazines found in old bookshops within his nation's closed borders, while Bangladeshi artists Mustafa Zamen and Naeem Mohaiemen use found texts and images to convey their ideas. Chaired by Diana Campbell Betancourt.

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Reading the Soul

Dhaka 2014, 
The self as a sacred text in different traditions. Author and scholar Patrick Laude and Michael Puett, chair of committee of the study of religion at Harvard, in conversation with Nilonjon. Moderated by S B Veda.

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The Number Mysteries

Dhaka 2014, 
Maths professor Marcus du Sautoy with Maths Olympiad's Munir Hossain talk about the magic of numbers in this bi-lingual session.

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Freedoms of Expression

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Salil Tripathui, C R Abrar and John Ralston Saul. From widesperad government surveillance, to phone-hacking to the recent calls for "cilility", our panelists discuss the new pressures on freedom of expression, and the possible future of the free word. Chaired by Nilanjana Roy.

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A Connected Past

Dhaka 2014, 
Bangla, English and Urdu poetry - with Muneeza Shamsie, Asad Chowdhury, Fatema Hassan and Kaiser Haq. Chaired by Pritha Kejriwal.

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Against All Odds

Dhaka 2014, 
Tatoo artist and performance poet Kosal Khiev talks to Ikhtisad Ahmed about his extraordinary life, survival and poetry.

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Science Matters

Dhaka 2014, 
Lucy Hawking, popular sci-fi writer Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and Marcus du Sautoy discuss the challenges and excitement of making science popular. Moderated by Hossain Zillur Rahman. Supported by Standard Chartered Bank.

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The Woman As A Writer

Dhaka 2014, 
What does it mean to be a woman writer? Novelists Manju Kapur and Nilanjana Roy and critic Muneeza Shamsie discuss some of the challanges - and opportunities - faced by women writers. Chaired by Tahmima Anam.

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China Old And New

Dhaka 2014, 
Bestselling author and academic Jung Chang and renowned China scholar Michael Puett talk about the rapid transformations underway in China and how these transformations are being represented in literature within and about China. Chaired by Patrick French.

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Recitations In English: Crossing Cultures

Dhaka 2014, 
Featuring Kosal Khiev, TJ Dema, Sabrina Mahfouz and Laksmi Pamuntjak

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Cosmic Adventures

Dhaka 2014, 
Discover the universe with Lucy Hawking, who has co-written books for children with her world-famous cosmologist father, Stephen Hawking. Introduced by Sadaf Saaz Siddiqi.

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Disobedient Children

Dhaka 2014, 
Novelist Manju Kapur is the author of five novels, including Difficult Daughters, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Daman Singh has just published a memoir about her parents Manmohan Singh and Gursharan Kaur. Chaired by Sandip Roy.

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Writing The Region: Is There A South Asian Identity

Dhaka 2014, 
Is there a South Asian identity? Writers Aamer Hussein, Namita Gokhale and Fakrul Alam explore cross border connections and the possibilities of a South Asian identity.

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Return of the King

Dhaka 2014, 
William Dalrymple tells us about his explosive new book, about the first Anglo-Afghan War and its many repercussions. Followed by Q&A with Somnath Batabyal.

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Featuring Bivash Roy Chowdhury, Rafique-um-Munir Chowdhury, Hamim Kamrul Haque, Jewel Mostafiz, Badrun Nahar. Moderated by Muhammad Muhsin.

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Comedy with Naveed

Dhaka 2014, 
Daily Star Books launches Houmorously Yours by comedian Naveed Mahbub.

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