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Folk Music

Dhaka 2014, 
Sufi-based music from Chittagong.

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Towards Light

Dhaka 2014, 
Dance and recitations celebrating the prose, poetry and music of Rabindranath Tagore. Production by Shadhona.

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Storytelling in the Digital Age

Dhaka 2014, 
Shahidul Alam provides insights into the craft of storytelling through pictures in this digital age.

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In The LIght of What We Know

Dhaka 2014, 
Zia Haider Rahman's has launched one of the most lauded debut novels of the year, called "dazzling" and "astonishingly achieved" by the New Yorker, and "unsettling and profound" in the Guardian. He talks to Firdous Azim about Godel's theory of incompletness, his writing life, and his connection to Bangladesh.

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Featuring Rafiqul Haque, Khaleque Bin Jainuddin, Rahim Shah, Rokeya Khatun Rubee, M R Mojnu, Anjir Liton, Ahmed Kaiser, Amirul Islam, Akhtar Hossain, Ahmed Ali Aziz. Moderated by Aslam Sani.

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Family Matters

Dhaka 2014, 
Mirza Waheed, Sandip Roy and Manju Kapur discuss the politics of writing about families, real or imagined. Moderated by Muneeza Shamsie.

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That Which Cannot Be Said

Dhaka 2014, 
Inspired by the Vagina Monologues, this performance is based on the lives of Bangladeshi women. Production by Naripokkho.

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Architecture of Cultural Spaces

Dhaka 2014, 
The Architecture of Art and Literature. Former French architect and curator of Architecture of the Centre Pompidou, Aurelien Lemonier and Bangladeshi architect Kashef Chowdhury discuss the crossover between art and acrhitecture and how to move beyond traditional tensions between the two fields. They will also discuss spaces for reading and reflection found within the art sphere. Chaired by Diana Campbell Betancourt.

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The Art of Maths/The Maths of Art

Dhaka 2014, 
Marcus du Sautoy explores the interconnections of mathematics with the world of literature and art. In conversation with Safi Khan.

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Champion of the Word

Dhaka 2014, 
John Ralston Saul, novelist, essayist and activist talks about his commitments to freedom of speech, his championing of indigenous languages and writers in exile, and the bestselling novel that started it all.

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Commonwealth Writers Session

Dhaka 2014, 
Translations - coming out of the Dhaka translation centre workshop. With Kaiser Haq, Ahsheen Akhtar and Arunava Sinha, moderated by Katie Griffin of British Centre for Literary Translation.

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What The Jaguar Knows We Don't Know

Dhaka 2014, 
Kindle magazine lauches its first book edition with a conversation between Oxford mathemtician and polymath Marcus du Sautoy and Kindles Magazine's Editior-in-Chief, Pritha Kejriwal, on the limits and scope of knowledge, both cientific and philosopical, and the difficulty of finding an authentic language to explain the world.

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Images

Dhaka 2014, 
Aamer Hussein, Mimi Khalvati and Laksmi Pamuntjak discuss the evocation of places through the power of lyricism. Moderated by Olivia Smith.

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Wheels In Motion

Dhaka 2014, 
Mimi Khalvati reads from her kaleidoscopic collection of poetry.

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Discovering Sylhet

Dhaka 2014, 
Photographer, columist and nature lover Ihtisham Kabir launches his photo book on Sylhet through a slideshow, and shares his favourite adventures.

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Six Seasons Review and Jamini

Dhaka 2014, 
Launching the latest editions from Bengal Publications.

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Performing Poets

Dhaka 2014, 
TJ Dema and Sabrina Mahfouz share the excitement of performing the spoken word with Shamsad Mortuza.

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Shakespeare Is Ours : Celebrating 450 Years of Shakespeare

Dhaka 2014, 
Celebrating 450 years of Shakespeare: Shakespeare"s plays have been widely translated, performed and beloved in Bangladesh. These vignettes cover four decades of Shakespeare in Bangladesh, featuring iconic performances by Aly Zaker, Firdousi Majumdar and Sara Zaker, followed by a panel discussion with poet, playwright and translator Syed Shamsul Haq and legendary veteran actor Aly Zaker. Moderated by Samina Luthfa. Featuring Nagorik, DU theatre department and Podatik.

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Writing The Self

Dhaka 2014, 
Maria Chaudhuri and Abeer Hoque discuss the challenges and pleasures of the tell-all biography and linked short stories with SB Veda.

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Belonging

Dhaka 2014, 
Ten years in the making, Munem Wasif's book on old Dhaka makes its debut in Bangladesh. He discusses the changing urban landscape with architect Salauddin Ahmed Patash, and photographer Shahidul Alam.

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Bilingual Session

Dhaka 2014, 
With K Anis Ahmed, Khademul Islam, Syed Manzoorul Islam, moderated by Sandip Roy. Seamlessy passing back and forth between Bangla and English, the panel discuss the beauty of both languages. Marks launching of two translated works by Bengal Lights Books.

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Anna Cocchiarella

Dhaka 2014, 
Anna Cocchiarella talks about her experience with the Sufi order in Mirashorai, Chittagong with Atunvav Sinha.

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Recitations In English (2)

Dhaka 2014, 
English poetry recitations featuring Ahsan Akbar, Kathryn Hummel, Ikhtisad Ahmed and Sadaf Saaz. Presented by Kaiser Haq.

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This Old World

Dhaka 2014, 
This old world - by Zeeshan Khan - a photo-essay which visually illustrates the crosscurrents of civilisations that have shaped the world we live in today. Marks launch by Bengal Publications.

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Empress Dowager CIXI

Dhaka 2014, 
Jung Chang talks to Nilanjann Roy about the most important woman in CHinese history. Empress Dowager Cixi abolished foot binding, introduced railways, electricity and industry , inaugurated women's liberation and embarked on the path to introducing parliamentary elections in China.

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