Monday, September 21, 2015

Saturday Post


The first Bengali novelist

Peary Chand Mitra was an Indian writer, journalist, cultural activist and entrepreneur. His pseudo name is Tekchand Thakur. He

An interview with Chigozie Obioma

C higozie Obioma is a Nigerian writer. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of literature and creative writing at

The man who mapped the world

Mercator was born in 1512 in Rupelmonde, a small port near Antwerp, Belgium. He received his education at the

From mundane life to nature's lap

What does it take to become a monk? There was a time when monks were highly honored. That was

His poetry engaged and enraged readers

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (18 July 1933 - 1 April 2017) was a Soviet and Russian poet. He was also

The first novelist to emerge from the Muslim society of Bengal

Mir Mosharraf Hossain was a well known Bengali novelist, playwright and essayist in 19th century Bengal. His famous novel

On subverting the things he loves most

Damien Chazelle is the 2017 Oscar winner for Directing 'LA LA LAND'. This is Chazelle's first Oscar win and

Hailing two Scandinavian doyens

This piece of writing recalls two best-known literary figures from Scandinavia-Hans Christian Andersen and Henrik Ibsen. Hans Christian Andersen

An interview with Howard Jacobson

In 2010, Prominent British novelist and journalist Howard Eric Jacobson won The Man Booker Prize, for his novel The

Ishwar Chandra Gupta:

Ishwar Chandra Gupta (1812-1859) was a prominent Bengali poet and writer of 19th century. He was known as "Gupta

Modiano: An author of Paris mysteries keeps his own

Patrick Modiano was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 2014 "for the art of memory with which he

An interview with Ali Cobby Eckermann

Question: Hello! Please tell us about your childhood.Ali Cobby Eckermann: My childhood was spent living on a farm with

CU: Nostalgic flashbacks from campus days

It was a profound pleasure for me to see that Chittagong University (CU) celebrated its golden jubilee in a

Tale of a century-old institution

St. Gregory's High School, Bangladesh, is a Catholic High School founded in Dhaka, British India, in 1882 by Father

An interview with Karen Joy Fowler

> Interview by Carmen Maria MachadoKaren Joy Fowler is the award-winning American author of six novels and three

My thought on The Mahabharata

When it comes to writings that have stood the test of time in that they have retained their appeal

An interview with Neel Mukherjee

Interview by Sophie HaydockYou're a judge in the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. What do you

An interview with Ali Smith

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction finalist Ali Smith discusses art, favorite books and sexism with Culture WhisperA playful fusion

An emissary manifesting Indian youths

Chetan Bhagat is one of the best-known Indian authors of current time and some of his books have been

The clouds and silver linings of life

What may be the answer if an average guy is asked this question-"Are you happy with the sort of

An interview with Sunjeev Sahota

Interview by Jeff Vasishta While Marlon James was a deserved winner of 2015 Man Booker Prize for A

A fictional passage to existential philosophy

The philosophical approach to existentialism emerged in Europe through the ideas reflected from the discourses of Jean Paul Sartre

An interview with Marlon James

> Interview by Michelle DeanIf you haven't yet read A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James,

Jhumpa Lahiri: An artisan of illusions and agonies

Jhumpa Lahiri's luminosity as an eminent storyteller radiated across the world after she won Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for

An interview with Man Booker finalist Hanya Yanagihara

Thank you for fitting this interview in so close to the Booker ceremony - you must be busy.No, no.

An interview of Madeleine Thien

Interview by Joanna HioeYou've managed to excel in reviews, short stories and novels -- could you share your method