Selina Hossain, (14 June, 1947), a female author of Bengali Literature and a famous novelist. Sje had her MA degree in Banhgla literature in 1968. She was Director of Bangla Academy.
Novels Jalochchwas (The High Tide, 1972); Hangor Nodi Grenade (Shark, River, Grenade, 1976); Magna Caitanye Shis (A Whistle in the Unconscious, 1979); Japita Jiban (A Life Spent, 1981); Neel Moyurer Joubon (The Youth of the Blue Peacock, 1983); Chand Bene (Cand the Merchant, 1984); Pokamakarer Gharbasati (The Households of the of the Insects, 1986); Nirantar Ghantadhwani (Ceaseless Sound of the Bell, 1987); Ksharan (Oozing, 1988); Kantatare Prajapati (Butterfly on the Barbed Wire, 1989); Khun O Bhalobasa (Murder and Love, 1990); Kalketu and Fullora (1992); Bhalobasa Pritilata (Love, Pritilata, 1992); Tanaparen (Warp and Woof, 1994); Gaayatree Sondhya (The Pious Evening, Part I, -1994, Part-II, 1995; Part-III, 1996); Dipanwita (Endowed with Light, 1997); Juddha (War, 1998); Kathkoilar Chhobi (A Portrait in Charcoal 2001); Mohinir Biye (2002); Anobic Andhar (2003)
Awards Dr. Muhammad Enamul Huq Gold Medal (1969); Bangla Academy Award (1980); Alaol Literary Award (1981); Kamar Mushtari Memorial Prize (1987); Philips Literary Prize (1994); Alakta Literary Award (1994)
Anisul Hoque, (3 March, 1965, 1966, according to academic certificate) is a Bangladeshi author, novelist, dramatist, and journalist.
His father is late Mofazzal Hoque and mother is Mst. Anwara Begum. He was the student of Rangpur PTI primary school, Rangpur Zilla School, Rangpur Carmichael College. Anisul Hoque graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, trained as a civil engineer. His inspiration in journalism and writing started during his student life. After his graduation he joined to serve as a government employee but resigined only after 15 days. Later, He started working as a journalist. Currently, Anisul Hoque is working as a Deputy Editor of the Bengali language daily Prothom Alo which is leading position in Bangladesh.
Poetry Jalrang Padya; Khola Chithi Sundarer Kachhe; Asale Ayur Cheye Baro Shaadh Tar Akash Dekhar
Novels Kheya (The Ferryboat 1996); Ondhokarer Eksho Bochhor (One Hundred Years in Darkness, 1995); Fand (Trap, 1997); Bristibondhu (The Rain Friend, 1997); Amar Ekta Dukhkho Achhe (I have a Sorrow 1999); Se (The Person, 2002); Maa (Mother, 2003); Abar Tora Kipte Ho; Dushwapner Jatri (2006); Khuda o Bhalobashar Galpo; Nandini (2006); Alo Andhokare Jai (2007)
Television drama Ekannoborti; Choruibhati; Naal Piran (Red Shirt); Korimon Bewa; Ghure Daranor Swapno; 69; No Man's Land; Nikhoj Shongbad
Filmography Script for Bachelor, 2004; Sript for Made in Bangladesh (directed by Mostafa Sarwar Farooki)
Awards Euro Shishu Shahitya Award 2006 BACHSAS Award for Best Sreenplay TENASINAS Award for Best Screenplay.
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Al Mahmud (born 11 July, 1936) is one of the best Bangla poets and writers of Bangladesh. He is considered as one of the best Bengali poets to emerge from the 1950s.He was born in Brahmanbaria District. Mahmud started his career as a journalist. He was recognized as an outstanding poet after the publication of his volume of verse, Lok Lokantor, in 1963. Later books, such as Kaler Kalosh (1966), Sonali Kabin (1966), and Mayabi Porda Dule Otho (1976), established his position as one of the most prominent poets of the country.In addition to writing poetry, Al Mahmud has written short stories, novels and essays, among which 'Pankourir Rakta' and Upamohadesh are considered to be the most famous ones. He is often said as having enriched Bengali Poetry by his copious use of regional dialects. After the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971, he joined the Daily Ganakantha as assistant editor. He was jailed for a year for being very critical of the then Awami League government. Later, he joined Bangladesh Shilpokala Academy and retired as its director. Lok Lokantor; Kaler Kalos; Sonali Kabin; Mayabi Porda Dule Otho; Arobbo Rojonir Rajhash; Bokhtiyarer Ghora; Al Mahmud In English; Dinjapon; Ditiyo Bhangon; Ekti Pakhi Lejjhola; Golpshomogro; Jebhabe Gore Uthi; Kishor Shomogro; Kobir Attobisshash; Kobitashomogro; Kobitashomogro-2; Pankourir Rakta; Na Kono Shunnota Mani Na; Nodir Bhitorer Nodi; Pakhir Kache, Fooler Kache; Prem O Bhalobashar Kobita; Prem Prokriti Droho Ar Prarthonar Kobita; Premer Kobitashomogro; Upomhadesh; Uponnashhomogro -1; Uponnashhomogro -2; Uponnashshomogro-3; Trishera
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Asad Chowdhury (11 February, 1943) is a prominent poet, writer, translator, radio, TV personality and journalist, as well as a cultural activist in Bangladesh. He received a Masters in Bengali in 1964 from Dhaka University and is the father of three sons and one daughter.
Chowdhury is a former director at the Bangla Academy, Dhaka and worked as an editor at the Bengali service of Deutsche Welle after his retirement. During the liberation war of Bangladesh, Chowdhury was a contributor and broadcaster of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra in Kalkata. He started his profession as a lecturer in Bengali language and literature at Brahmanbaria College in 1973. He has also been assistant editor in “The Joybangla” (Kalkata, 1971) and in “The Daily Janapada” (Dhaka, February 1973). He was a correspondent for The Daily Purbodesh from 1968 to 1971.
He is a life member of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh and a fellow of Bangla Academy, Dhaka, as well as being the ex-Vice President of The Radio and TV Artists Association. He has held many other positions over his life, including: Life member of Bigana Samskriti Parshad, Dhaka; Life member of Bhasha Sammmiti, Dhaka; Member of the Presidium Jatyo Kabita Utsabe, Dhaka; Founder, President of Deutsche Banglische Geselschaft E.V. Bonn, Koln, Germany Ex-Member, R.F.F.U.; Founder, Vice-President of Chandradeep, Dhaka; Founder, Vice-President of the Bangladesh Writers Club, Dhaka; An associated Member of the National Press Club, Dhaka
Poems BAL AMAR; Tabak Deya Pan, 1975; Bitto Nai Besat Nai, 1976; Ekka Dokka, 1980; Joler Madhye Lekhajokha, 1982; Je Pare Paruk, 1983; Modhya Math Theke, 1984; Megher Julum Pakhir Julum, 1987; Nadio Bibastro Hoi, 1992; Premer Kabita, 1992; Garbo Amar Anek Kichur, 1994; Tan Bhalobasher Kabita, 1996; Batash Jemon Parchito, 1998; Brishtir Sansare Ami Keo Noi 1998; Kichu Phool Ami Niviye Diechi, 2003; Prem o Prakritr Kobita, 2003
Folk tales Teen Rasarajer Adda, 1998; Vin Desher Lok Kahini, 1998; John Henry, 2001; Chotother Mojar Golpo, 2001; Annya Desher Lok-Kahini, 2004
Other Kon Alokar Phool, 1982 (essay); Rajanikanta Sen, 1989 (biography); Kabita Samagra, 2000; Maichalengelo, 2001 (biography)
Translations Chowdhury's publications have been translated into English, French, German, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam and published in the USA, Canada, UK, France, India and Pakistan.
Cassettes Padavali (1981); Moder Garab Moder Asha (1985); Sangbarta (1989); Premer Kabira (1992)
Radio and TV production He conducted Kathakali, a weekly program from 1973 to 1981, and prepared manuscripts for, conducted and participated in many programmes of Radio Bangladesh.
Other activities Chowdhury participated in poetry sessions and recitations arranged by Bangla Academy, German Culture Institute, American Culture Centre, Alliance Francaise, Russian Cultural Centre, Iranian Cultural Centre, Islamic Foundation, as well as other cultural organisations of Bangladesh. More recently, he has read poems at a festival organised by the Bangladesh Association in Pittsburgh in 2000, and attended Mukti Judha Uthsab in Agartala, India in January 2001.
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