A deserted Bangla Academy

  • Bangla Academy is typically abuzz with people at this time of the year ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the grounds are shrouded in silence, with only a few staffers seen on premises, as the start of the fair has been pushed back to Mar 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangla Academy is typically abuzz with people at this time of the year ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the grounds are shrouded in silence, with only a few staffers seen on premises, as the start of the fair has been pushed back to Mar 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bangla Academy is typically abuzz with people at this time of the year ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the grounds are shrouded in silence, with only a few staffers seen on premises, as the start of the fair has been pushed back to Mar 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangla Academy is typically abuzz with people at this time of the year ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the grounds are shrouded in silence, with only a few staffers seen on premises, as the start of the fair has been pushed back to Mar 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bangla Academy is typically abuzz with people at this time of the year ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the grounds are shrouded in silence, with only a few staffers seen on premises, as the start of the fair has been pushed back to Mar 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangla Academy is typically abuzz with people at this time of the year ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the grounds are shrouded in silence, with only a few staffers seen on premises, as the start of the fair has been pushed back to Mar 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bangla Academy is typically abuzz with people at this time of the year ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the grounds are shrouded in silence, with only a few staffers seen on premises, as the start of the fair has been pushed back to Mar 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangla Academy is typically abuzz with people at this time of the year ahead of the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the grounds are shrouded in silence, with only a few staffers seen on premises, as the start of the fair has been pushed back to Mar 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Book-lovers typically throng the Bangla Academy premises on the first day of February every year as they gear up for the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. But this year, the scenario is different due to the coronavirus panidemic, with the beloved event scheduled to be held from Mar 16 to Apr 14, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Book-lovers typically throng the Bangla Academy premises on the first day of February every year as they gear up for the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. But this year, the scenario is different due to the coronavirus panidemic, with the beloved event scheduled to be held from Mar 16 to Apr 14, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Book-lovers typically throng the Bangla Academy premises on the first day of February every year as they gear up for the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. But this year, the scenario is different due to the coronavirus panidemic, with the beloved event scheduled to be held from Mar 16 to Apr 14, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Book-lovers typically throng the Bangla Academy premises on the first day of February every year as they gear up for the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. But this year, the scenario is different due to the coronavirus panidemic, with the beloved event scheduled to be held from Mar 16 to Apr 14, 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • An empty Nazrul Stage is seen at the Bangla Academy premises on Feb 1, 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    An empty Nazrul Stage is seen at the Bangla Academy premises on Feb 1, 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • An Bangla Academy staffer passes his idle time by reading a newspaper on the academy premises as the Amar Ekushey Book Fair is not scheduled to start until Apr 14 this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    An Bangla Academy staffer passes his idle time by reading a newspaper on the academy premises as the Amar Ekushey Book Fair is not scheduled to start until Apr 14 this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • An Bangla Academy staffer passes his idle time by reading a newspaper on the academy premises as the Amar Ekushey Book Fair is not scheduled to start until Apr 14 this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    An Bangla Academy staffer passes his idle time by reading a newspaper on the academy premises as the Amar Ekushey Book Fair is not scheduled to start until Apr 14 this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The atmosphere around the Moder Gorob sculpture is deprived of the liveliness that is typically experienced at this time of the year ahead of the annual Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the book fair has been delayed by a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The atmosphere around the Moder Gorob sculpture is deprived of the liveliness that is typically experienced at this time of the year ahead of the annual Amar Ekushey Book Fair. This year, however, the book fair has been delayed by a month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove