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"The Great Padma"—Book from ORO Editions and Bengal Institute

"The Great Padma" is the first comprehensive book on the epic river that flows as the spine of Bangladesh and forms the existential dynamic for the Bengal Delta.

Published by ORO Editions (San Francisco) and Bengal Institute, and edited by Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, with a preface by Amitav Ghosh, “The Great Padma” book will be available in Dhaka from February 2023.
The publication is supported by IFIC Bank.

The book will soon be available in the following sites:

Amazon | ORO Editions | Barnes and Noble | Acc Art Books

In Bangladesh, the book will be available for purchase at Bengal Boi.

Over 15 writers have contributed to the content of the book. We share here video statements by the contributors.

Historian Iftekhar Iqbal speaks about the “Padma Process.”

In this video, contributing writer Naveeda Khan talks about two films on the Padma. Naveeda Khan is professor of anthropology at Johns Hopkins University in the US.

In this video, contributing writer Anthony Acciavatti talks about how the Padma is an extension of the Himalayas. Anthony Acciavatti is an Assistant Professor at Yale University in the US.

In this video, contributing writer, Pritha Sen talks about the fowl curry served on the steamer to Goalondo, where the Padma meets the Brahmaputra.

“The Great Padma” is now available for spot purchase Ekushey Boi Mela and Bengal Boi, and it can be ordered online on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other international book outlets.