No hours for children at the book fair



  • Disadvantaged children stroll around the book fair venue at Bangla Academy and the premises of Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka.  Some of them sell flowers or beg for money.  Three of them, Jiniya, Mishu, and Surma, found an abandoned book at the scene.  A visitor, Parvez Mosharraf, reads theirs.  Photo: Mahmoud Zaman Ovi

    Disadvantaged children stroll around the book fair venue at Bangla Academy and the premises of Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. Some of them sell flowers or beg for money. Three of them, Jiniya, Mishu, and Surma, found an abandoned book at the scene. A visitor, Parvez Mosharraf, reads theirs. Photo: Mahmoud Zaman Ovi


  • Adar, a child identified by her unique name, browses an English alphabet book at a stall at the Ekushey book fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Adar, a child identified by her unique name, browses an English alphabet book at a stall at the Ekushey book fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi


  • The twin sisters, Samia and Lamia, came to the book fair in identical dresses on Friday, February 18, 2022. They are browsing books at a stand.  Photo: Mahmoud Zaman Ovi

    The twin sisters, Samia and Lamia, came to the book fair in identical dresses on Friday, February 18, 2022. They are browsing books at a stand. Photo: Mahmoud Zaman Ovi


  • Children accompanied by their parents flock to the book fair and visit various stands on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Children accompanied by their parents flock to the book fair and visit various stands on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi


  • A child visits a stall at the Ekushey book fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child visits a stall at the Ekushey book fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi


  • A child, accompanied by his mother, browses through a book in a stall at the Ekushey book fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A child, accompanied by his mother, browses through a book in a stall at the Ekushey book fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi


  • The twin sisters, Samia and Lamia, came to the book fair in identical dresses on Friday, February 18, 2022. They are browsing books at a stand.  Photo: Mahmoud Zaman Ovi

    The twin sisters, Samia and Lamia, came to the book fair in identical dresses on Friday, February 18, 2022. They are browsing books at a stand. Photo: Mahmoud Zaman Ovi


  • People traditionally played characters depicted in children's books at the fair site as part of the special events held for children.  The scene is different this year, but children are happy to meet the potato, a character played by someone from a children's book, outside a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo : Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People traditionally played characters depicted in children’s books at the fair site as part of the special events held for children. The scene is different this year, but children are happy to meet the potato, a character played by someone from a children’s book, outside a stall at the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo : Mahmud Zaman Ovi


  • Children accompanied by their parents visit the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Children accompanied by their parents visit the Ekushey Book Fair on Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi


  • Children accompanied by their parents thronged the book fair after the doors opened at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022, even though there were no special visiting hours for children this year.  Photo: Mahmoud Zaman Ovi

    Children accompanied by their parents thronged the book fair after the doors opened at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022, even though there were no special visiting hours for children this year. Photo: Mahmoud Zaman Ovi

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