Selina Hossain

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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

Selina Hossain (born 14 June 1947) is a Bangladeshi novelist.[1][2] Her major works include Hangor Nodi Grenade (1976) and Poka Makorer Ghor Bosoti (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 currently the Chairman of Bangladesh Shishu Academy.[7]

Early life and education[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

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]

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Josnay Surjyo Jala (1973)
  • Jalochchwas (1972)
  • Hangor Nodi Grenade (1976)
  • Magna Caitanye Shis (1979)
  • Japito Jibon (1981)[8]
  • Podoshobdo (1982)
  • Neel Moyurer Joubon (1983)
  • Chand Bene (1984)
  • Poka Makorer Ghor Bosoti (1986)[2]
  • Nirantar Ghantadhwani (1987)
  • Ksharan (1988)
  • Katatare Prajapati (1989)
  • Khun O Bhalobasa (1990)
  • Kalketu and Fullora (1992)
  • Bhalobasa Pritilata (1992)
  • Tanaparen (1994)
  • Gaayatree Sondhya (1996)
  • Dipannita (1997)
  • Juddha (1998)
  • Kaktarua (1999)
  • Lara (2000)
  • Kathkoilar Chhobi (2001)
  • Mohinir Biye (2002)
  • Anobic Andhar (2003)
  • Ghumkature Ishwar (2004)
  • Morger Neelpakhi (2005)
  • Opekkha (2007)
  • Deener Roshite Gitthu (2007)
  • Mati-O-Shosshyer Bunon (2007)
  • Purno Chobir Mognota (2008)[8]
  • Vumi-O-Kushum (2010)
  • Jomuna Nodir Mushayra (2011)
  • Gachtir Chaya Nai (2012)
  • Sonali Dumur (2012)
  • Auguster Ekrat (2013)
  • Garila-O-Birongana (2014)
  • Dinkaler Kathkhor (2015)

Stories[edit]

  • 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)

Awards[edit]

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)[9]
  • Independence Day Award (2018)

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b "In conversation with Selina Hossain". The Daily Star. 2015-12-05. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  9. ^ "Selina Hossain wins Saarc Lit Award". The Daily Star. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-20.

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