Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Ekushey Book Fair begins today

Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2022 begins on Bangla Academy premises and at Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka at 3:00pm today. Bangla Academy organises the fair every year commemorating the historic Language Movement of 1952 and the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the movement. The fair is scheduled to continue till February

Book lovers brave hartal

Amar Ekushey Book Fair on Tuesday witnessed a big crowd despite the dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami. Though the fair premises was almost empty of visitors when it opened at 3:00pm, the scenario just reversed within a couple of hours, when people poured into the fair ground in their hundreds. The fear of violence by the Jamaat-Shibir ... Read more

PM pulls for Bangla

Opens Ekushey book fair Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday laid importance on translating the popular books of Bengali literature into other languages and vice versa to enrich Bangla. “There is a wrong perception in a section of people that Bangla language will face debacle if we give importance to other languages,” she said

Ekushey book fair set rolling

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair began on the Bangla Academy premises on Friday. With 274 stalls, the fair was inaugurated by the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in the afternoon. She said that there was option but to study other languages and cultures to develop the Bangla language and asked the academy to have plans ... Read more

Ekushey Book Fair opens today

The curtain lifts on the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2013 today on the Bangla Academy premises, with the participation of only 274 publishing houses and government organisations and other facilities. Last year, a total of 425 institutions, approximately double that of this year, were accommodated in the fair that spilled onto the road outside ... Read more

Young writers take spotlight in book fair

Like the previous book fairs, this year young writers and their followers are gathering daily at the Little Magazine Chattar at the Amar Ekushey book fair especially after the dusk. Little magazines often run innovative or experimental works were also among the top choice of visitors. Little magazines are usually published for reviews, essays, fiction, ... Read more

Book fair teems with holidaymakers

The Ekushey book fair as usual drew a large crowd on Friday, with the holidaymakers thronging the book stalls. A total of 164 new titles hit the book fair on the 18th day of the fair while 40 new books were launched, highest number of books launched in a single day so