Articles by Mahmud Rahman

From the Translator: From অপেক্ষা (Opekkha) to Waiting

January 23, 2013

When I was sixteen, I joined a flood-relief expedition organized by the Red Cross. In the north of what was then East Pakistan, the Jamuna – the local name for the Brahmaputra river – had flooded. With a government rest house in Sirajganj close to the riverbank as our base, we spent the week…...read more »

Articles by Mahmud Rahman

A Feast for Readers: Eid Specials in Bangladesh

October 23, 2008

The last morning of September, I learn that the Daily Star's Eid Literature Special has come out. It includes a personal essay from me, so I head out for a nearby newspaper vendor. He's at Farmgate, fifteen minutes away. On my walk I notice many shops are shuttered. People are vacating the city. Dhaka…...read more »