Sari Gan

Sari Gan a kind of folk song, sung especially by boatmen. It is often known as workmen’s song as well. The name sari gan is derived from the fact that boatmen or crew usually sit in a sari or row while singing such songs. It is also popular among workersContinue Reading

Short Stories

Short Stories Although the Pavchatantra and Kathasaritsagar in sanskrit and the jataka and Divyavadan in pali and also Aesop’s fables and the Thousand and One Nights are full of organised tales, but these are not, in fact, short stories. As the Gesta Romanorum and the Decameron are not short stories,Continue Reading


Novel as a branch of Bangla literature evolved in the early 19th century under the influence of English literature. While the term ‘novel’ generally means an extended work of prose fiction, the Bangla word for novel, upanyas, which derives from the words upanay and upanyasta, suggests a greater sense ofContinue Reading

Film Studio

Film Studio is an establishment with various technical facilities for making a motion picture. Although filmmaking began in laboratories, its subsequent growth and progress depended on studios. A studio is equipped to handle the various stages of filmmaking including shooting, dubbing, recording, editing, processing and printing. Thomas Alva Edison establishedContinue Reading

Short Film

Short Film is a genre in the film industry and by definition it is of short length. The film that the Lumiere Brothers (Auguste Lumiere [1862-1954] and Louis Lumiere [1864-1948]) produced and exhibited at the Salon Indien du Grand CafE9 in Paris on 28 December 1895 was the first shortContinue Reading

Feature Film

Feature Film In the 1990s, on an average, 80 feature films were released in Bangladesh. Investment in film industry was also colossal and everyday, more than a million people viewed pictures in about 1,500 cinema halls of the country. Innumerable directors, artists, technicians and workers are involved in this industry.Continue Reading

Jibannanda Das

Jibannanda Das (1899-1954) poet and educationist. He was born on 17 February 1899 in Barisal town. His father Satyananda Das was a school teacher, social worker and founder-editor of the Brahmabadi. His mother Kusumkumari Das was a poet. Jibanananda Das Education Jibanananda Das did his matriculation in 1915 from BrajamohanContinue Reading

Samar Sen

Samar Sen (1916-1987) poet and litterateur was born at Bagbazar in Calcutta on 10 October 1916. His father Arun Sen was a professor of history at Bishwa Bharati University. Eminent folk researcher dinesh chandra sen was his grandfather. Samar Sen did his matriculation in 1932 from Calcutta’s Kashimbazar School, IAContinue Reading

Shawkat Osman

Shawkat Osman (1917-1998) educationist, novelist, short story writer, was born on 2 January 1917 in the district of Hughli, west bengal. His real name was Sheikh Azizur Rahman; Shawkat Osman was his pen name. He passed MA in Bangla in 1941 from calcutta university. Earlier, in 1936, he worked brieflyContinue Reading

Abdul Quadir

Abdul Quadir (1906-1984) poet, essayist, journalist, was born on 1 June 1906 in the village of Araisidha, comilla, son of Haji Afsaruddin, a businessman. Abdul Quadir lost his mother early in childhood and was brought up by his father. Abdul Quadir passed the Matriculation from Brahmanbaria Annada Model High SchoolContinue Reading