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Selina Hossain is a Bangladeshi novelist.[1][2] Her major works include Hangor Nodi Grenade (1976) and Poka Makorer Ghor Boshoti (1996).[3] She earned all major national awards - Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1980, Ekushey Padak in 2009 and Independence Day Award in 2018.[4] Her novels and short stories have been translated into English, Russian, French, Japanese, Korean, Finnish and Malay.[5][6] She is the present chairperson of Bangladesh Shishu Academy.[7]

Selina Hossain
Selina Hossain (2) (cropped).JPG
Hossain in 2014
Native name
সেলিনা হোসেন
Born (1947-06-14) 14 June 1947 (age 72)
NationalityBangladeshi
EducationMS
Alma materRajshahi University
OccupationNovelist, administrator
Awardsfull list

Early life and educationEdit

Hossain was born to A. K. Mosharrof Hossain and Mariamennesa Bakul.[1] She earned MA degree in Bengali language and literature from Rajshahi University in 1968.[1]

CareerEdit

In 1994-95, Hossain won a scholarship from the Ford Foundation for her novel, Sandhya Gayatri.[5]

Hossain retired as the director of the Bangla Academy.[6] She served as a member of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh and the representative of her government to the Executive Board of UNESCO.[5] In 2014, she was appointed as the Chairman of the Bangladesh Shishu Academy.[6]

Hossain's novel Bhumi O Kusum was the first work in Bangla literature to address the enclave issue.[6]

WorksEdit

NovelsEdit

  1. Josnay Shurjo Jala (1973)
  2. Jolochchhas (1972)
  3. Hangor Nodi Grenade (1976)
  4. Magna Caitanye Shis (1979)
  5. Japito Jibon (1981) [8]
  6. Podoshobdo (1982)
  7. Neel Moyurer Joubon (1983)
  8. Chand Bene (1984)
  9. Poka Makorer Ghor Boshoti (1986) [2]
  10. Nirontor Ghontadhoni (1987)
  11. Ksharan (1988)
  12. Katatare Projapoti (1989)
  13. Khun O Bhalobasha (1990)
  14. Kalketu and Fullora (1992)
  15. Bhalobasha Pritilota (1992)
  16. Tanaporen (1994)
  17. Gayetree Shondha (1996)
  18. Dipannita (1997)
  19. Joddha (1998)
  20. Kaktarua (1999)
  21. Lara (2000)
  22. Kathkoylar Chhobi (2001)
  23. Mohinir Biye (2002)
  24. Anobic Andhar (2003)
  25. Ghumkature Ishwar (2004)
  26. Morger Neelpakhi (2005)
  27. Opekkha (2007)
  28. Deener Roshite Gittu (2007)
  29. Mati O Shossher Bunon (2007)
  30. Purno Chobir Mognota (2008) [9]
  31. Bhumi O Kushum (2010)
  32. Jomuna Nodir Mushayra (2011)
  33. Gachhtir Chhaya Nai (2012)
  34. Shonali Dumur (2012)
  35. August-er Ak Raat (2013)
  36. Guerilla O Beerangona (2014)
  37. Dinkaler Kathkhor (2015)

StoriesEdit

  • Utso Theke Nirontor (1969)
  • Jolobotee Megher Batash (1975)
  • Khol Korotal (1982)
  • Porojonmo (1986)
  • Manushti (1993)
  • Motijaner Meyera (1995)
  • Onura Purnima (2008)
  • Sokhinar Chondrakola (2008)
  • Ekaler Pantaburi (2008)
  • Obelar Dinkhon (2009)
  • Narir Rupkotha (2009)
  • Nunpantar Goragori (2014)
  • Mrityur Nilpadma (2015)

AwardsEdit

 
Selina Hossain with Sitakanta Mahapatra, Suman Pokhrel and other recipients of SAARC Literary Award - 2015
  • Dr. Muhammad Enamul Huq Gold Medal (1969)
  • Bangla Academy Literary Award (1980)
  • Alaol Literary Award (1981)[5]
  • Kamar Mushtari Memorial Prize (1987)
  • Philips Literary Prize (1994)
  • Alakta Literary Award (1994)
  • Ekushey Padak (2009)
  • Rabindra Smriti Puraskar by IIPM. New Delhi (2010)
  • Chandrabati Academy Gold Medal (2010)
  • International Award for Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) from the Rabindra Bharati University (2010)
  • Surma Choudhury Memorial Award by IIPM New Delhi (2011)
  • SAARC Literary Award (2015)[10]
  • Independence Day Award (2018)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c বিখ্যাত ব্যক্তিত্ব (in Bengali). Bangladesh National Web Portal. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Selina Hossain". The Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Selina Hossain, Hasan Azizul to get DLitt". The Daily Star. 2018-03-03. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  4. ^ "16 personalities nominated for Independence Award-2018". The Daily Star. 2018-02-20. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
  5. ^ a b c d "Selina Hossain". United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  6. ^ a b c d "Selina Hossain Another Year for the Literary Songbird". The Daily Star. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  7. ^ চেয়ারম্যান : সেলিনা হোসেন [Chairman : Selina Hossain] (in Bengali). Bangladesh Shishu Academy. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  8. ^ name=conv>"In conversation with Selina Hossain". The Daily Star. 2015-12-05. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  9. ^ "In conversation with Selina Hossain". The Daily Star. 2015-12-05. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  10. ^ "Selina Hossain wins Saarc Lit Award". The Daily Star. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-20.

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