June 13, 2021

KITAAB

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“I enjoy writing short stories as they take less time to take shape.”- Niaz Zaman (Editor, Writer, Translator & Academician)

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Team Kitaab is in conversation with Bangladeshi writer, translator, and academician, Niaz Zaman who recently curated and edited a collection of short stories for Aleph Books called The Best Bangladeshi Stories.

Niaz Zaman retired as Professor of English, University of Dhaka, and is, at present, Advisor, Department of English, Independent University, Bangladesh. Her published work includes the award-winning A Divided Legacy: The Partition in Selected Novels of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

She is also a creative writer and has published novels as well as short stories. She has edited several anthologies including Selected Short Stories from Bangladesh; The Escape and Other Stories of 1947; 1971 and After: Selected Stories; Under the Krishnachura: Fifty Years of Bangladeshi Writing; Arshilat; and Contemporary Short Stories from Bangladesh. In 2016, she received the prestigious Bangla Academy Award for Translation. Her other awards include the Anannya Sahitya Puruskar (2013) and the Lekhika Sangha Award (2015).

Niaz Zaman recently curated and edited a collection of short stories for Aleph Books called The Best Bangladeshi Stories. The stories in this collection are an immaculate reflection of all that encapsulates Bangladesh.

Team Kitaab was in conversation with Niaz Zaman where she talks about her journey so far and her love for the written word.

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